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

Preformed Line Products Company (PLPC): $65.80

0.90 (+1.39%)

POWR Rating

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  • PLPC scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 99.65% of US stocks.
  • PLPC's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 48 weeks.
  • PLPC's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 23.97% of US stocks).

PLPC Stock Summary

  • PLPC's price/sales ratio is 0.64; that's higher than the P/S ratio of merely 13.76% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, PLPC is more volatile than only 8.32% of stocks we're observing.
  • Preformed Line Products Co's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 13.38%, greater than the shareholder yield of 83.88% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Preformed Line Products Co, a group of peers worth examining would be LPTH, MTRN, EFOI, LAIX, and MMSI.
  • PLPC's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Preformed Line Products Co's official web site, go to

PLPC Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, PLPC's price/sales ratio is 78.79% lower, now standing at 0.7.
  • PLPC's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.2 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, PLPC's price/earnings ratio has gone up 0.8.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PLPC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PLPC 2021-08-26 0.7 1.1 10.9 8.3
PLPC 2021-08-25 0.7 1.1 11.0 8.3
PLPC 2021-08-24 0.7 1.2 11.2 8.5
PLPC 2021-08-23 0.7 1.2 11.1 8.4
PLPC 2021-08-20 0.7 1.1 10.8 8.2
PLPC 2021-08-19 0.7 1.2 11.1 8.4

PLPC Growth Metrics

  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 138.57%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 1.66%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 13.64%.
PLPC's revenue has moved up $84,200,000 over the prior 33 months.

The table below shows PLPC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 496.559 46.519 31.672
2021-03-31 481.15 57.933 33.284
2020-12-31 466.449 41.642 29.803
2020-09-30 461.593 40.105 32.757
2020-06-30 453.347 30.566 27.754
2020-03-31 450.56 23.661 25.177

PLPC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • PLPC has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 84.28% of graded US stocks.
  • PLPC's asset turnover comes in at 1.072 -- ranking 30th of 52 Construction stocks.
  • KBR, TOL, and TPC are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with PLPC.

The table below shows PLPC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 1.072 0.332 0.132
2021-03-31 1.065 0.335 0.138
2020-12-31 1.059 0.330 0.124
2020-09-30 1.064 0.333 0.132
2020-06-30 1.062 0.326 0.116
2020-03-31 1.062 0.325 0.109

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PLPC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $65.80 52-week high $82.46
Prev. close $64.90 52-week low $47.07
Day low $64.75 Volume 3,100
Day high $65.80 Avg. volume 10,139
50-day MA $70.09 Dividend yield 1.23%
200-day MA $70.57 Market Cap 322.88M

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.

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Latest PLPC News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Preformed Line Products Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate PLPC as an investment opportunity.

Preformed Line Products Announces Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Preformed Line Products Company (NASDAQ: PLPC) on September 13, 2021, declared a regular quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.20 per share on the Company's common shares, payable October 20, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 1, 2021.

Yahoo | September 16, 2021

Preformed Line Products Unveils Updated Brand Platform And New Visual Identity Elements

Preformed Line Products (NASDAQ: PLPC) announced its new brand platform today, which focuses on the company's long-standing commitment to provide precision-engineered solutions, quality products and unparalleled service. As part of its new brand platform, the company will also begin using PLP as the primary brand name.

Yahoo | August 30, 2021

We Like These Underlying Return On Capital Trends At Preformed Line Products (NASDAQ:PLPC)

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Yahoo | August 25, 2021

Preformed Line Products Announces Second Quarter And First Half 2021 Financial Results

Preformed Line Products Company (NASDAQ: PLPC) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Yahoo | July 29, 2021

With EPS Growth And More, Preformed Line Products (NASDAQ:PLPC) Is Interesting

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Yahoo | July 26, 2021

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PLPC Price Returns

1-mo -7.10%
3-mo -14.37%
6-mo -3.46%
1-year 40.58%
3-year -6.88%
5-year 64.66%
YTD -3.32%
2020 15.14%
2019 12.87%
2018 -22.73%
2017 23.98%
2016 40.62%

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