Corning Incorporated engages in display technologies, optical communications, environmental technologies, specialty materials, and life sciences businesses worldwide.
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Average dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Corning's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GLW's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: GLW underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned 9.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GLW underperformed the US Market which returned 9.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Corning's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThese 4 Measures Indicate That Corning (NYSE:GLW) Is Using Debt Extensively
2 months ago | Simply Wall StIs Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) ROE Of 7.4% Concerning?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StWhat Is Corning's (NYSE:GLW) P/E Ratio After Its Share Price Tanked?
Is Corning undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: GLW ($25.15) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($28.63)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GLW is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GLW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (72.5x) compared to the Electronic industry average (20.3x).
PE vs Market: GLW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (72.5x) compared to the US market (16.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GLW is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GLW is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.8x).
How is Corning forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GLW's forecast earnings growth (72.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: GLW's earnings (72.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: GLW's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GLW's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GLW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.6%).
How has Corning performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GLW has a large one-off loss of $136.0M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: GLW's current net profit margins (2.4%) are lower than last year (17.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GLW's earnings have declined by -24.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GLW's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: GLW had negative earnings growth (-87%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (-8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GLW's Return on Equity (3%) is considered low.
How is Corning's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GLW's short term assets ($6.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: GLW's short term assets ($6.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($12.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GLW's debt to equity ratio (63.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GLW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 15.4% to 63.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GLW's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.5%).
Interest Coverage: GLW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.3x coverage).
What is Corning's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GLW's dividend (3.5%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).
High Dividend: GLW's dividend (3.5%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.39%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GLW's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GLW's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (236.5%), GLW's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GLW's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (54.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Wendell Weeks (59yo)
Mr. Wendell P. Weeks has been the Chief Executive Officer of Corning Incorporated at Corning Optical Communications LLC since April 26, 2005 and has been its Chairman since April 26, 2007. Mr. Weeks has be ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Wendell's total compensation ($USD14.28M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.58M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Wendell's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||15.17yrs||US$14.28m||0.12% $22.7m|
|Executive VP & CFO||4.75yrs||US$4.54m||0.0087% $1.7m|
|Executive VP & CTO||8.08yrs||US$4.55m||0.0077% $1.5m|
|Vice Chairman & Corporate Development Officer||4.83yrs||US$4.80m||0.021% $4.1m|
|Vice Chairman & Strategic Advisor to the CEO||2.67yrs||US$4.47m||0.015% $2.8m|
|President & COO||0.17yr||no data||0.0095% $1.8m|
|Senior VP and Chief Digital & Information Officer||0.83yr||no data||no data|
|Executive VP and Chief Legal & Administrative Officer||0.17yr||US$5.24m||0.0022% $421.0k|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||6.92yrs||no data||no data|
|VP of Global Employee Relations & Chief Compliance Officer||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: GLW's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||15.17yrs||US$14.28m||0.12% $22.7m|
|Independent Director||19.42yrs||US$332.00k||0.013% $2.4m|
|Lead Independent Director||7.33yrs||US$359.50k||0.0055% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||13.42yrs||US$357.50k||0.0083% $1.6m|
|Independent Director||21.42yrs||US$335.00k||0.013% $2.5m|
|Independent Director||11.33yrs||US$320.50k||0.0087% $1.7m|
|Independent Director||13.67yrs||US$330.00k||0.020% $3.8m|
|Independent Director||6.92yrs||US$313.00k||0.0034% $652.6k|
|Independent Director||8.42yrs||US$328.00k||0.0075% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||7.33yrs||US$312.50k||0.0041% $792.3k|
Experienced Board: GLW's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: GLW insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Corning Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Corning Incorporated
- Ticker: GLW
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1851
- Industry: Electronic Components
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$19.138b
- Shares outstanding: 760.95m
- Website: https://www.corning.com
Number of Employees
- Corning Incorporated
- One Riverfront Plaza
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GLW||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|GLW||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1968|
|GLW||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GLW||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GLW *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|GLW-U||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|0R2X||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|G1LW34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Dec 2019|
Corning Incorporated engages in display technologies, optical communications, environmental technologies, specialty materials, and life sciences businesses worldwide. The company’s Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for organic light-emitting diodes and liquid crystal displays used in televisions, notebook computers, and flat panel desktop monitors. Its Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fibers and cables; and hardware and equipment products, including cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories for various carrier network applications. This segment also offers operator-grade distributed antenna systems; optical network evolution wireless platform; subscriber demarcation, connection and protection devices, various digital subscriber line passive solutions, and outside plant enclosures; and coaxial RF interconnects for the cable television industry and microwave applications. The company’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile, gasoline, and diesel applications. Its Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The company’s Life Sciences segment offers laboratory products comprising consumables, such as plastic vessels, specialty surfaces, cell culture media, and serum, as well as general labware and equipment under the Corning, Falcon, Pyrex, and Axygen brands. It also offers pharmaceutical glass tubing and packages. Corning Incorporated has a strategic collaboration with Intel Corporation to accelerate the availability of 5G in buildings. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Corning, New York.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/04 11:42|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/03 00:00|
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