Littelfuse, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LFUS)’s Portfolio Darling or Leech?

Potential Investors often look for key drivers that can move a stock in a positive direction.  One of those is sales growth.  Littelfuse, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LFUS) of the Electronic & Electrical Equipment sector, witnessed sales growth of  0.28882 year over year. The firm has a traded value of 25847 and has its headquarters in United States of America.

Littelfuse, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LFUS)  closed the recent session at 193.900000 with a market value of $4863122.

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Turning to some key growth data as decimals. One year cash flow growth ratio is calculated on a trailing 12 months basis and is a one year percentage growth of a firm’s cash flow from operations. This number stands at 0.32748 for Littelfuse, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LFUS). The one year Growth EBIT ratio stands at 0.05470 and is a calculation of one year growth in earnings before interest and taxes. The one year EBITDA growth number holds at 0.12760 which is calculated similarly to EBIT Growth with just the addition of amortization.

Taking even a further look we note that the 1 year Free Cash Flow (FCF) Growth is at 0.34762. The one year growth in Net Profit after Tax is -0.24203 and lastly sales growth was 0.28882.

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Littelfuse, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LFUS) has a current suggested portfolio ownership target rate of 0.03950 (as a decimal) ownership.  Target weight is the volatility adjusted recommended position size for a stock in your portfolio.  The maximum target weight is 7% for any given stock.  The indicator is based off of the 100 day volatility reading and calculates a target weight accordingly.  The more recent volatility of a stock, the lower the target weight will be.  The 3-month volatility stands at 23.812000 (decimal), the 6-month at 32.759600 and the 12-month at 27.415900.  This is the normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over three months annualized.

Taking look at some key returns and margins data we can note the following: Littelfuse, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LFUS) has Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) of 0.333416, with a 5-year average of 0.362474 and an ROIC quality score of 8.456029. Why is ROIC important? It’s one of the most fundamental metrics in determining the value of a given stock. It helps potential investors determine if the firm is using it’s invested capital to return profits.

Changing lanes and looking at some Debt ratios, Littelfuse, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LFUS) has a debt to equity ratio of 0.47455 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of 0.341959.  This ratio provides insight as to how high the firm’s total debt is compared to its free cash flow generated.  In terms of Net Debt to EBIT, that ratio stands at 1.25735.  This ratio reveals how easily a company is able to pay interest and capital on its net outstanding debt.  The lower the ratio the better as that indicates that the company is able to meet its interest and capital payments. Lastly we’ll take note of the Net Debt to Market Value ratio.  Littelfuse, Inc.’s ND to MV current stands at 0.059513. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.

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