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Investors Remain Optimistic About Preformed Line (NASDAQ: PLPC)

by | Feb 28, 2022 | 52 Week Lows, Stock Picks

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Preformed Line Company (PLPC) Company Overview & Stock Price Forecast

This article provides a brief analysis and stock rating for Preformed Lined Products Company (PLPC) including an updated stock price target. Additional data on the company’s earnings yield, price/earnings ratio, return on invested capital and YTD performance are discussed as well.

Preformed Line Company Fundamentals

PLPC Stock Rating

Stock Price Target: $78.13

In the section below, we discuss the earnings yield, P/E, return on invested capital and YTD performance for Preformed Lined Company in comparison to the Electrical Equipment industry and the S&P 500.

Preformed Lined Company is a Small Cap company with a Market Cap of $279.1M.

How are investors using Preformed Line earnings yield to assess the company?

Preformed Lined Comapny (PLPC)_ Earnings Yield in Comparison to the Electrical Equipment Industry, S&P 500 and 10 Year Treasury Rate

The earnings yield is used to show the percentage of a company’s earnings per share. Investors typically use earnings yield to determine which assets are underpriced or overpriced relative to other variables, like sector, industry or bond yields. Simply put, the earnings yield of a company can be used to assess how expensive a company is in relation to the earnings that are generated. When valuing companies, the SIS Research Group does not utilize the inverse P/E ratio to calculate the earnings yield. Instead, we use an adjusted earning yield calculation to capture variation amongst companies (i.e. debt and tax rates).

The current earnings yield for Preformed Line is 15.24%, in comparison to 4% for the S&P 500 and 1.92% for the 10-year treasury bond. The median earnings yield for the Electrical Equipment industry is 5.82%.

What does Preformed Line Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E) tell investors about the company?

Preformed Line Company (PLPC)_ Price-to-Earnings, Price-to-Sales and Price-to-Book Value in Comparison to the Electrical Equipment Industry and the S&P 500

The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is a relatively popular metric used by investors and analysts for valuing a company’s stock. The P/E ratio can be used to show how a stock’s valuation compares to other companies and the total market. Investors use the P/E ratio to determine what the market is willing to pay today based on a company’s past or future earnings. A high P/E ratio could mean that a stock’s price is too high relative to earnings, which could be a signal that a stock is currently overvalued. In turn, a low P/E ratio could indicate that a company’s current stock price is low relative to earnings. 

Preformed Line is currently trading at a P/E of 9.60. The P/E for the Electrical Equipment industry is 31.97 and the P/E for the S&P 500 is 25.

What is the current Price-to-Sales Ratio (P/S) for Preformed Line?

The Price-to-Sales Ratio (P/S) looks at a company’s market cap and revenue to determine valuation. The P/S ratio is calculated by taking a company’s market cap and dividing by the total sales or revenue. The P/S ratio gives an idea of how much the market values every dollar of a company’s sales and can be effective in valuing unprofitable growth stocks or companies that are currently undergoing special situations or challenges. A lower the P/S ratio can be an indicator of good value.

Preformed Line is currently trading at a P/S of 0.60. The P/S for the Electrical Equipment industry is 3.70 and the P/S for the S&P 500 is 2.90.

How does Preformed Line Price-to-BookRatio (P/B) compare to the Electrical Equipment industry?

Price-to-book value (P/B) is the ratio of the market value of a company’s shares divided by its book value of equity (the value of it’s assets on the books). The book value is the difference between the book value of assets and liabilities. Typically, investors use the P/B ratio to assess if a stock is valued properly (a value of one means that the stock price is trading in line with the book value of the company). A company with a high P/B ratio could mean the stock price is overvalued as well as the converse.

Preformed Line P/B ratio is 0.95. The P/B for the Electrical Equipment industry is 5.17 and the P/B for the S&P 500 is 4.46.

How attractive is Preformed Line Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) to investors?

Preformed Line Company (PLPC)_ Return on Invested Capital in Comparison to the Electrical Equipment Industry and the S&P 500

Investors use the return on invested capital (ROIC) to assess how efficient a company is at turning capital into profits. The ROIC is the amount of money a company makes on it’s investments that is above the average cost of debt and equity.

Investors can use the ROIC to provide context for metrics like the (P/E) ratio. For instance, when used in isolation a low P/E ratio could suggest a company is oversold but the decline could be because a company is no longer generating value for shareholders. Conversely, companies that consistently generate high rates of ROIC can plausibly trade at a premium compared to other stocks, even if their P/E ratios are high.

Preformed Line ROIC is currently 8.48% in comparison to 22.78% for the Electrical Equipment industry and 9.10% for the S&P 500.

Preformed Line Company (PLPC)_ Price Target & 52-Week Price Range

How has PLPC stock performed over the past year? What is the current analyst price target?

Over the past 52 weeks, Preformed Line has traded between the range of $54.97 and $82.46.

The current Analyst Price Target for Preformed Line is $78.13.

What is Preformed Line YOY Performance in comparison to its industry and the total market?

The YOY performance for Preformed Line is -22.19%. The Electrical Equipment industry has a YOY performance of 10.63% in comparison to the YOY S&P 500 performance of 12.97%.

Preformed Line Company (PLPC)_ YOY Performance in Comparison to the Electrical Equipment Industry and the S&P 500

Recent Financial Results (Q3, 2021)

  • Net sales of $135.4M, an increase of 6.2%, compared to $127.5M in the third quarter of 2020
  • Net income of $10.7M, or $2.15 per diluted share, compared to $13M, or $2.59 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020
  • Net sales increased 11.0% to $386M for the first nine months of 2021 compared to $347.9M in the first nine months of 2020

Stock Price Target: $78.13

Company Overview

PLPC Stock Rating

Preformed Line Products Company designs and manufactures products and systems used in the construction and maintenance of overhead, ground-mounted, and underground networks for the energy, telecommunication, cable operator, information, and other industries.

The company serves public and private energy utilities and communication companies, cable operators, financial institutions, governmental agencies, contractors and subcontractors, distributors, and value-added resellers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It markets its products through a direct sales force, as well as through manufacturing representatives. The company was incorporated in 1947 and is headquartered in Mayfield, Ohio. The current CEO is Robert G. Ruhlman.

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This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not financial advice. The information contained herein should not solely be used for the formation of an investment decision, whether you are a long term or short term investor.