Preformed Line Products Company (PLPC): Price and Financial Metrics

Preformed Line Products Company (PLPC): $78.56

-1.24 (-1.55%)

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  • PLPC scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 99.91% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for PLPC is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • PLPC ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 83rd percentile.

PLPC Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 11.78, Preformed Line Products Co P/E ratio is greater than that of about only 22.59% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • PLPC's price/sales ratio is 0.81; that's higher than the P/S ratio of merely 15.83% of US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for PLPC comes in at 12.59% -- higher than that of 83.76% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PLPC, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ISNS, ACU, JOUT, FHI, and MIND.
  • Visit PLPC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

PLPC Valuation Summary

  • PLPC's EV/EBIT ratio is 9; this is 63.71% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • PLPC's price/sales ratio has moved up $0.3 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PLPC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PLPC 2021-06-10 0.8 1.4 12.0 9.0
PLPC 2019-02-11 0.7 1.1 12.8 8.5
PLPC 2018-05-24 1.0 1.5 22.6 11.7
PLPC 2018-04-17 0.9 1.4 26.8 12.4
PLPC 2016-09-29 0.7 1.0 25.8 15.8
PLPC 2007-01-08 0.9 1.5 17.8 10.6

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PLPC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $78.56 52-week high $82.46
Prev. close $79.80 52-week low $47.07
Day low $78.51 Volume 4,200
Day high $79.52 Avg. volume 11,455
50-day MA $71.65 Dividend yield 1%
200-day MA $64.53 Market Cap 385.97M

Preformed Line Products Company (PLPC) Company Bio

Preformed Line Products Company designs and manufactures products and systems used in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground networks for the energy, telecommunication, cable operators, data communication, and other industries worldwide. The company was founded in 1947 and is based in Mayfield Village, Ohio.

PLPC Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$78.56$212.47 194%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Preformed Line Products Co. To summarize, we found that Preformed Line Products Co ranked in the 76th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 195.33% on a DCF basis. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for PLPC, they are:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 22.4 -- which is good for besting 84.21% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Industrials sector with positive cash flow).
  • Preformed Line Products Co's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 23.22% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • PLPC's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than only 23.22% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

GVA, TPC, AVHOQ, ALG, and CYD can be thought of as valuation peers to PLPC, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Preformed Line Products Announces Quarterly Dividend

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Preformed Line Products Company (Nasdaq: PLPC) on March 18, 2021 declared a regular quarterly dividend in the amount of $.20 per share on the Company's common shares, payable April 20, 2021 to shareholders of…

PR Newswire | March 18, 2021

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Preformed Line Products Announces Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2020

Preformed Line Products Company (NASDAQ: PLPC) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year 2020.

Yahoo | March 5, 2021

Preformed Line Products Earnings and Growth Analysis : Stock market Insights & financial analysis

Preformed Line Products announce their quarterly, annual earnings. See the latest EPS estimates. Listen to the conference call and remind yourself by…

Stock Market Daily | March 4, 2021

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PLPC Price Returns

1-mo 7.10%
3-mo 17.95%
6-mo 22.27%
1-year 52.03%
3-year -1.93%
5-year 105.84%
YTD 15.12%
2020 15.14%
2019 12.87%
2018 -22.73%
2017 23.98%
2016 40.62%

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