Westell Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Westell, Inc., designs and distributes telecommunications products to telephone companies in the United States.
Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Westell Technologies's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WSTL's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WSTL underperformed the US Communications industry which returned -29.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WSTL underperformed the US Market which returned -13.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Westell Technologies's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Westell Technologies undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate WSTL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate WSTL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WSTL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Communications industry average.
PE vs Market: WSTL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WSTL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WSTL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the US Communications industry average (1.3x).
How is Westell Technologies forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Westell Technologies has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Westell Technologies performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WSTL is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: WSTL is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WSTL is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 46.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WSTL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: WSTL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (-13.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WSTL has a negative Return on Equity (-43.99%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Westell Technologies's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WSTL's short term assets ($36.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($7.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: WSTL's short term assets ($36.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($647.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WSTL is debt free.
Reducing Debt: WSTL has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: WSTL has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: WSTL has sufficient cash runway for 2.9 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 15.2% each year.
What is Westell Technologies's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WSTL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WSTL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WSTL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WSTL's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WSTL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tim Duitsman (57yo)
Mr. Timothy Duitsman, also known as Tim, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Westell Technologies, Inc. since September 1, 2019. Mr. Duitsman has been Director of Westell Technologies, Inc. ...
|Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales||3.58yrs||US$304.61k||0.68% $84.7k|
|President CEO & Director||0.58yr||no data||0.34% $41.7k|
|VP, Corporate Controller & Interim CFO||0.67yr||no data||0.12% $14.4k|
Experienced Management: WSTL's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|President CEO & Director||0.58yr||no data||0.34% $41.7k|
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$61.65k||0.25% $30.7k|
|Independent Director||21.58yrs||US$65.00k||21.95% $2.7m|
|Independent Director||3.25yrs||US$80.00k||0.29% $36.5k|
|Independent Director||3.08yrs||US$77.77k||0.29% $36.5k|
|Independent Director||10.58yrs||US$65.00k||1.19% $147.3k|
|Chairman of the Board||2.58yrs||US$123.08k||1.29% $159.3k|
Experienced Board: WSTL's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Westell Technologies, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Westell Technologies, Inc.
- Ticker: WSTL
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 1980
- Industry: Communications Equipment
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$12.385m
- Shares outstanding: 15.58m
- Website: https://www.westell.com
Number of Employees
- Westell Technologies, Inc.
- 750 North Commons Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WSTL||NasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1995|
|WEU1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1995|
Westell Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Westell, Inc., designs and distributes telecommunications products to telephone companies in the United States. The company operates through three segments: In-Building Wireless (IBW), Intelligent Site Management (ISM), and Communications Network Solutions (CNS). The IBW segment offers distributed antenna system conditioners; repeaters; battery backup units; and system components and antennas, including couplers, duplexers, splitters, filters, and tappers for commercial and public safety in-building wireless systems. The ISM segment provides a suite of remote units, which provide machine-to-machine communications that enable operators to remotely monitor, manage, and control site infrastructure and support systems. The CNS segment provides a range of outdoor network infrastructure, such as integrated cabinets, power distribution products, copper and fiber connectivity panels, T1 network interface units, and tower mounted amplifiers. The company serves wireless and wireline service providers, multiple systems operators, Internet service providers, systems integrators, neutral host operators, and distributors through field sales organization, distributors, and partners. Westell Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/08 00:31|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/07 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.