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Valuation Today: Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS)

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Littelfuse is part of the computer hardware industry and is part of the technology sector. The company CEO is David W. Heinzmann. Littelfuse Inc is engaged in designing, manufacturing and selling of circuit protection product for the electronics, automotive and industrial markets. It offers electromechanical and electronic switch and control devices for commercial vehicles.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The LFUS stock showed a previous change of 3.57% with an open at 165.89 and a close of 169.28. It reached an intraday high of 169.52 and a low of 165.10.

Business Wire:  Littelfuse setP(TM) Temperature Indicators Provide Improved Prevention of Overheating Damage to USB Type-C Connectors

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $4.2b with 24.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 23.9m shares. Trading volume reached 102,788 shares compared to its average volume of 155,728 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Littelfuse shares returned 2.39% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -15.92%. Over three months, it changed -11.94%. In one year it has changed -21.35% and within that year its 52-week high was 238.11 and its 52-week low was 155.15. LFUS stock is 9.11% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 187.10 and a 50 day moving average of 183.88. Currently LFUS stock is trading -9.53% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  Littelfuse setP(TM) Temperature Indicators Provide Improved Prevention of Overheating Damage to USB Type-C Connectors

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.51 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 26.00. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.92. The TTM EPS is 9.43, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.95. Historically, the PE high was 46.80 and the PE low was 17.95. LFUS stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/01/2019): 1.48
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/30/2019): 1.29
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/31/2018): 2.10
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/01/2018): 1.67
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/02/2018): 1.45

The dividend per share is currently 1.72, which is a dividend yield of 1.02%. Also, the payout ratio is 18.24%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 219.74, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 22.96%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.09.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.75%, return on assets is 6.60%, profit margin is 9.78%, price-to-sales is 2.37 and price-to-book is 2.68.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 1  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
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