Vishay Precision Group, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets sensors, sensor-based measurement systems, specialty resistors, and strain gages in the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Asia, and Canada.
Excellent balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Vishay Precision Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VPG's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VPG underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned 9.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VPG underperformed the US Market which returned 9.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Vishay Precision Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StCan You Imagine How Vishay Precision Group's (NYSE:VPG) Shareholders Feel About The 67% Share Price Increase?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
Is Vishay Precision Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: VPG ($26.34) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($8.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VPG is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VPG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.6x) compared to the Electronic industry average (20.4x).
PE vs Market: VPG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.6x) compared to the US market (16.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VPG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VPG is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.9x).
How is Vishay Precision Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VPG's forecast earnings growth (19.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: VPG's earnings (19.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: VPG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: VPG's revenue (2.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VPG's revenue (2.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if VPG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Vishay Precision Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VPG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: VPG's current net profit margins (6.3%) are lower than last year (8.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VPG's earnings have grown significantly by 51.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: VPG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: VPG had negative earnings growth (-35.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (-8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VPG's Return on Equity (7.2%) is considered low.
How is Vishay Precision Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VPG's short term assets ($210.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($47.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: VPG's short term assets ($210.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($78.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VPG's debt to equity ratio (17%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: VPG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 11% to 17% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VPG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (71.5%).
Interest Coverage: VPG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (24.2x coverage).
What is Vishay Precision Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VPG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VPG's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VPG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VPG's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VPG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Ziv Shoshani (52yo)
Mr. Ziv Shoshani serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors of Vishay Precision Group, Inc., an independent, publicly-traded company spun-off from Vishay Intertechn ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ziv's total compensation ($USD2.62M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.13M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ziv's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President & Director||9.92yrs||US$2.62m||1.22% $4.4m|
|Independent Director||4.17yrs||US$100.87k||0.064% $227.3k|
|Non-Executive Chairman||9.92yrs||US$130.87k||4.58% $16.4m|
|Independent Director||10.42yrs||US$100.87k||0.11% $375.9k|
|Independent Director||2.92yrs||US$90.87k||0.010% $36.2k|
|Independent Director||10.42yrs||US$105.87k||0.094% $334.5k|
|Independent Director||2.92yrs||US$90.87k||0.043% $152.4k|
Experienced Board: VPG's board of directors are considered experienced (9.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: VPG 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.
Vishay Precision Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Vishay Precision Group, Inc.
- Ticker: VPG
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2009
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$357.357m
- Shares outstanding: 13.57m
- Website: https://vpgsensors.com
Number of Employees
- Vishay Precision Group, Inc.
- 3 Great Valley Parkway
- Suite 150
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VPG||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 2010|
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets sensors, sensor-based measurement systems, specialty resistors, and strain gages in the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Asia, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems. The company’s product portfolio includes foil resistors, foil strain gages, transducers, load cells, weighing modules, data acquisition systems, and weighing and control systems, as well as sensors that convert mechanical inputs into an electronic signal for display, processing, interpretation, or control by its instrumentation and system products. Its products are primarily used in the military and aerospace, medical, agricultural, steel, and construction sectors for application in waste management, bulk hauling, logging, scale manufacturing, engineering systems, pharmaceutical, oil, chemical, steel, paper, and food industries. The company offers its products under the Alpha Electronics, Powertron, Vishay Foil Resistors, Celtron, Revere, Sensortronics, Tedea-Huntleigh, Pacific Instruments, BLH Nobel, KELK, VPG Onboard Weighing, Gleeble, and Micro-Measurements brands. It sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, end-users, distributors, and electronic manufacturing services channels. Vishay Precision Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/05 00:00|
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