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How to buy Preformed Line Products Company stock

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Preformed Line Products Company is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Preformed Line Products Company shares (PLPC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Preformed Line Products Company employs 2,969 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Preformed Line Products Company stock price (NASDAQ: PLPC)

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Preformed Line Products Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$60.35
52-week range$56.82 - $81.49
50-day moving average $63.00
200-day moving average $68.76
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 9.867
Dividend yield $0.8 (1.35%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.94

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Preformed Line Products Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $60.35 from 2022-01-25

1 week (2022-01-19) 0.13%
1 month (2021-12-23) -0.74%
3 months (2021-10-26) -11.45%
6 months (2021-07-26) -15.83%
1 year (2021-01-26) -9.30%
2 years (2020-01-24) 2.12%
3 years (2019-01-25) 10.63%
5 years (2017-01-26) 16.17%

Is Preformed Line Products Company stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Preformed Line Products Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Preformed Line Products Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Preformed Line Products Company's P/E ratio

Preformed Line Products Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Preformed Line Products Company shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Preformed Line Products Company's EBITDA

Preformed Line Products Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $55.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Preformed Line Products Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Preformed Line Products Company financials

Revenue TTM $504.5 million
Operating margin TTM 8.14%
Gross profit TTM $153.3 million
Return on assets TTM 5.43%
Return on equity TTM 10%
Profit margin 5.83%
Book value $63.02
Market capitalisation $287.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Preformed Line Products Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.59% of net profits

Recently Preformed Line Products Company has paid out, on average, around 10.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Preformed Line Products Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Preformed Line Products Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

While Preformed Line Products Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Preformed Line Products Company is investing more in its future growth.

Preformed Line Products Company's most recent dividend payout was on 19 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Preformed Line Products Company's shares ever split?

Preformed Line Products Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 June 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Preformed Line Products Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Preformed Line Products Company shares which in turn could have impacted Preformed Line Products Company's share price.

Preformed Line Products Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Preformed Line Products Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.8178 up to $81.4883. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PLPC.US volatility(beta: 0.88)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Preformed Line Products Company's is 0.8819. This would suggest that Preformed Line Products Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Preformed Line Products Company overview

Preformed Line Products Company, together with its subsidiaries, 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 offers formed wire products to support, protect, terminate, and secure power conductor and communication cables, as well as to control cable dynamics; and hardware products to support and protect transmission conductors, spacers, spacer-dampers, stockbridge dampers, corona suppression devices, and various compression fittings for dead-end applications. It also provides protective closures and splice cases to protect fixed line communication networks, such as copper cable or fiber optic cable from moisture, environmental hazards, and other contaminants; and data communication cabinets, hardware assemblies, pole line hardware, resale products, underground connectors, solar hardware systems, guy markers, tree guards, fiber optic cable markers, pedestal markers, and urethane products that are used by energy, renewable energy, communications, cable, and special industries for various applications. 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. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Preformed Line Products Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 43.961% of Preformed Line Products Company shares are held by insiders and 44.749% by institutions.
How many people work for Preformed Line Products Company?
Latest data suggests 2,969 work at Preformed Line Products Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Preformed Line Products Company?
Preformed Line Products Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Preformed Line Products Company based?
Preformed Line Products Company's address is: 660 Beta Drive, Mayfield, OH, United States, 44143
What is Preformed Line Products Company's ISIN number?
Preformed Line Products Company's international securities identification number is: US7404441047
What is Preformed Line Products Company's CUSIP number?
Preformed Line Products Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 740444104

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