PLT:NYE-Plantronics Inc.

EQUITY | Communication Equipment | New York Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

USD 39.19

Change

+0.50 (+1.29)%

Market Cap

USD 1.56B

Volume

0.54M

Average Target Price

N/A
Average Analyst Rating

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About

Plantronics Inc together with its subsidiaries, is a manufacturer of communication equipment. It designs and markets communications headsets, telephone headset systems, and accessories for the business and consumer markets under the Plantronic brand.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Communication Equipment)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -22.21% 36% F 20% F
Dividend Return 1.19% 29% F 22% F
Total Return -21.02% 36% F 18% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -22.20% 36% F 18% F
Dividend Return 1.19% 29% F 17% F
Total Return -21.00% 36% F 17% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -8.88% 25% F 37% F
Dividend Return 6.86% 20% F 21% F
Total Return -2.02% 38% F 29% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 9.59% 79% C+ 77% C+
Dividend Return 10.83% 79% C+ 74% C
Total Return 1.23% 29% F 24% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 22.53% 36% F 29% F
Risk Adjusted Return 48.05% 71% C- 52% F
Market Capitalization 1.77B 43% F 63% D

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Communication Equipment)
Ratio vs. Market
(New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio -12.98 64% D 87% B+
Price/Book Ratio 4.16 36% F 17% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 2.31 64% D 52% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 10.40 71% C- 51% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -24.24% 14% F 6% F
Return on Invested Capital 1.02% 43% F 15% F
Return on Assets -6.81% 29% F 7% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 160.50% 14% F 22% F

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Negative earnings

The company had negative total earnings in the most recent four quarters.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector