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Methode Electronics

Executive Summary

Methode Electronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets component and subsystem devices worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with solid track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Methode Electronics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MEI's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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US Market

Return vs Industry: MEI exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned -1.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MEI underperformed the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-4.6%-0.5%2.3%
30 Day-14.3%2.4%7.4%
90 Day0.8%16.0%17.9%
1 Year1.0%-0.07%-0.9%-1.9%9.0%6.7%
3 Year-28.2%-30.7%14.2%11.0%36.6%27.7%
5 Year11.3%5.1%58.9%51.8%64.2%46.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Methode Electronics's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Methode Electronics 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: MEI ($28.05) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($48.52)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MEI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MEI is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.5x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (20.3x).

PE vs Market: MEI is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.5x) compared to the US market (16.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MEI's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MEI is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Methode Electronics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MEI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.3% per year).

Earnings vs Market: MEI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: MEI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: MEI's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MEI's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if MEI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Methode Electronics performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MEI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MEI's current net profit margins (12.1%) are higher than last year (9.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MEI's earnings have grown by 1.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MEI's earnings growth over the past year (34.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (1.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: MEI earnings growth over the past year (34.3%) exceeded the Electronic industry -6.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: MEI's Return on Equity (15.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Methode Electronics's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MEI's short term assets ($565.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($143.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: MEI's short term assets ($565.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($443.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MEI's debt to equity ratio (44.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: MEI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 1.1% to 44.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MEI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (39.9%).

Interest Coverage: MEI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (15.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Methode Electronics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MEI's dividend (1.57%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.68%).

High Dividend: MEI's dividend (1.57%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.6%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: MEI's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MEI's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (13.4%), MEI's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Donald Duda (65yo)





Mr. Donald W. Duda, also known as Don, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Methode Electronics, Inc. since May 1, 2004 and its President since February 2001. Mr. Duda served as Vice President of Interc ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Donald's total compensation ($USD1.39M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.17M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Donald's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Donald Duda
President16.17yrsUS$1.39m1.53% $16.0m
Ronald Tsoumas
VP of Corporate Finance & CFO2.33yrsUS$489.03k0.19% $1.9m
Joseph Khoury
Chief Operating Officer2yrsUS$645.52k0.53% $5.6m
Anil Shetty
VP & President of Dabir Surfaces1.83yrsUS$838.50k0.11% $1.1m
Amit Patel
Chief Accounting Officerno datano datano data
Kristine Walczak
Vice President of Corporate Communicationsno datano datano data
Mark Shermetaro
Vice President of Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Andrea Barry
Chief Human Resources Officer3.5yrsUS$1.41m0.036% $379.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: MEI's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Donald Duda
President16.17yrsUS$1.39m1.53% $16.0m
Lawrence Skatoff
Independent Vice Chairman of the Board0.83yrUS$194.25k0.12% $1.3m
Bruce Crowther
Independent Director1.08yrsno data0.019% $193.6k
Walter Aspatore
Independent Chairman of the Board7.83yrsUS$235.25k0.097% $1.0m
Mark Schwabero
Independent Director1.08yrsno data0.016% $168.3k
David Blom
Director0.58yrno data0.0081% $84.1k
Isabelle Goossen
Independent Director16.08yrsUS$224.25k0.12% $1.3m
Darren Dawson
Independent Director16.08yrsUS$206.25k0.051% $532.9k
Brian Cadwallader
Independent Director2.42yrsUS$191.25k0.024% $252.5k
Angelo Pantaleo
Director0.58yrno data0.0081% $84.1k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: MEI's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Methode Electronics, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Methode Electronics, Inc.
  • Ticker: MEI
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1946
  • Industry: Electronic Manufacturing Services
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$1.042b
  • Shares outstanding: 37.16m
  • Website: https://www.methode.com

Number of Employees


  • Methode Electronics, Inc.
  • 8750 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
  • Suite 1000
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • 60631-3518
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MEINYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 1982
ME5ADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURSep 1982


Methode Electronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets component and subsystem devices worldwide. It operates through four segments: Automotive, Industrial, Interface, and Medical. The Automotive segment supplies electronic and electro-mechanical devices, and related products to automobile original equipment manufacturers directly or through their tiered suppliers. Its products include integrated center consoles, hidden switches, ergonomic switches, transmission lead-frames, and LED-based lighting and sensors, which incorporate magneto-elastic sensing and other technologies that monitor the operation or status of a component or system. The Industrial segment manufactures external lighting solutions; industrial safety radio remote controls; braided flexible cables; current-carrying laminated busbars and devices; custom power-product assemblies, such as PowerRail solution; high-current low-voltage flexible power cabling systems; and powder-coated busbars that are used in various markets and applications comprising aerospace, commercial vehicles, computers, industrial, power conversion, military, telecommunications, and transportation. The Interface segment provides various copper and fiber-optic interface, and interface solutions for the appliance, commercial food service, construction, consumer, material handling, point-of-sale, and telecommunications markets. Its solutions comprise copper transceivers and solid-state field-effect consumer touch panels. The Medical segment offers Dabir Surfaces, a surface support technology aimed at pressure injury prevention for use by patients who are immobilized or otherwise at risk for pressure injuries, including patients undergoing long-duration surgical procedures. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/12 00:00
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/05/02

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.