Esterline Technologies Company Profile (NYSE:ESL)

About Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)

Esterline Technologies logoEsterline Technologies Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company. The Company designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and systems for application within the industries it serves. The Company operates through three segments: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials. The Company serves aerospace and defense customers. The Company's Avionics & Controls business segment includes avionics systems, control and communication systems, and interface technologies capabilities. The Company's Sensors & Systems business segment includes power systems, connection technologies and advanced sensors capabilities. The Company's Advanced Materials business segment includes engineered materials and defense technologies capabilities. The Company designs and manufactures ruggedized military personal communication equipment, primarily headsets, handsets and field communications.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Aerospace
  • Industry: Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Aerospace & Defense
  • Symbol: NYSE:ESL
  • CUSIP: 29742510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.89 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 29,773,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $90.57
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $88.31
  • 52 Week Range: $56.72 - $97.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.69
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.82
  • P/E Growth: 1.72
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.03 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.42
  • Book Value: $55.09 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.76
  • EBIDTA: $315.31 million
  • Net Margins: 5.61%
  • Return on Equity: 9.51%
  • Return on Assets: 5.04%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.52%
  • Current Ratio: 3.11%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.87%
  • Average Volume: 135,203 shs.
  • Beta: 1.36
  • Short Ratio: 4.17

Frequently Asked Questions for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)

What is Esterline Technologies' stock symbol?

Esterline Technologies trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ESL."

How were Esterline Technologies' earnings last quarter?

Esterline Technologies Co. (NYSE:ESL) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.29. The firm earned $509.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $491.74 million. Esterline Technologies had a net margin of 5.61% and a return on equity of 9.51%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.92 EPS. View Esterline Technologies' Earnings History.

What guidance has Esterline Technologies issued on next quarter's earnings?

Esterline Technologies issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.50 - $4.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.81. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.00 billion - $2.05 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.03 billion.

Where is Esterline Technologies' stock going? Where will Esterline Technologies' stock price be in 2017?

5 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Esterline Technologies' shares. Their predictions range from $86.00 to $106.00. On average, they anticipate Esterline Technologies' share price to reach $94.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Esterline Technologies.

Who are some of Esterline Technologies' key competitors?

Who owns Esterline Technologies stock?

Esterline Technologies' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.80%), FIRST PACIFIC ADVISORS, LLC (11.40%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.45%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.19%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (3.61%) and State Street Corp (3.57%). Company insiders that own Esterline Technologies stock include Albert S Yost, First Pacific Advisors, Llc, Gary J Posner, Hawkeye Fund Fpa, James J Morris, Robert David George and Select Drawdown Fund LP Fpa. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Esterline Technologies.

Who sold Esterline Technologies stock? Who is selling Esterline Technologies stock?

Esterline Technologies' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Citadel Advisors LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Snyder Capital Management L P, Victory Capital Management Inc., Stephens Inc. AR and Nationwide Fund Advisors. Company insiders that have sold Esterline Technologies stock in the last year include Albert S Yost, First Pacific Advisors, Llc, Gary J Posner, Hawkeye Fund Fpa, Robert David George and Select Drawdown Fund LP Fpa. View Insider Buying and Selling for Esterline Technologies.

Who bought Esterline Technologies stock? Who is buying Esterline Technologies stock?

Esterline Technologies' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management, Vanguard Group Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Morgan Stanley, Fiduciary Management Inc. WI and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. Company insiders that have bought Esterline Technologies stock in the last two years include James J Morris and Select Drawdown Fund LP Fpa. View Insider Buying and Selling for Esterline Technologies.

How do I buy Esterline Technologies stock?

Shares of Esterline Technologies can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Esterline Technologies stock cost?

One share of Esterline Technologies stock can currently be purchased for approximately $96.95.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $94.00 (3.04% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$92.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetOutperform$106.00 -> $96.00N/AView Rating Details
5/15/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$90.00N/AView Rating Details
1/19/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$106.00N/AView Rating Details
8/15/2016Drexel HamiltonUpgradeHold -> Buy$86.00N/AView Rating Details
5/9/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncLower Price TargetNeutral$62.00 -> $61.00N/AView Rating Details
2/5/2016Wells Fargo & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
9/4/2015DA DavidsonLower Price TargetNeutral$100.00 -> $90.00N/AView Rating Details
9/4/2015ACI ResearchLower Price Target$100.00 -> $90.00N/AView Rating Details
8/13/2015CL KingInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
Earnings by Quarter for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q2 2017$0.91$1.20$491.74 million$509.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q117$0.47$0.82$447.17 million$457.73 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/10/2016Q416$1.59$1.96$522.13 million$543.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q3$1.28$1.38$490.37 million$517.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q2$0.95$0.92$466.11 million$490.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q116$1.02$0.62$481.32 million$441.48 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/19/2015Q415$0.99$1.33$343.14 million$349.63 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/3/2015Q3$1.42$1.33$531.40 million$496.22 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/4/2015Q215$1.33$1.20$526.23 million$500.08 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/5/2015Q115$1.36$0.98$485.90 million$446.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/11/2014Q4$1.87$1.82$556.50 million$548.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/4/2014Q314$1.40$1.38$516.60 million$531.12 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/29/2014Q214$1.32$1.28$521.48 million$529.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q114$1.05$1.08$472.02 million$504.98 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/5/2013Q4$1.79$2.07$551.48 million$534.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/29/2013Q3 2013$1.53$1.65$505.90 million$478.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/30/2013Q2 2013$1.22$1.12$507.07 million$499.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q1 2013$0.60$0.69$467.07 million$458.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/6/20121.97$1.97$530.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/30/2012Q312$1.13$1.12$488.00 million$485.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/31/2012$1.31$1.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2012$0.62$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/8/2011$1.18$1.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/1/2011$1.22$1.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/1/2011$1.10$1.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$0.65$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/9/2010$1.20$1.60$411.08 million$430.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.53
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.47$1.01$0.74
Q2 20172$0.75$0.89$0.82
Q3 20172$1.20$1.39$1.30
Q4 20172$1.63$1.71$1.67
Q2 20181$1.25$1.25$1.25
Q3 20181$1.63$1.63$1.63
Q4 20181$2.07$2.07$2.07
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 87.49%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/23/2017Robert David GeorgeCFOSell26,700$93.46$2,495,382.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2017Albert S. YostEVPSell6,700$92.61$620,487.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2017Hawkeye Fund FpaMajor ShareholderSell2,240$85.29$191,049.60View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017Robert David GeorgeCFOSell17,100$90.10$1,540,710.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2017Select Drawdown Fund L.P. FpaMajor ShareholderSell30,126$89.97$2,710,436.22View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017First Pacific Advisors, LlcMajor ShareholderSell24,000$90.02$2,160,480.00View SEC Filing  
2/23/2017Select Drawdown Fund L.P. FpaMajor ShareholderSell26,059$89.78$2,339,577.02View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017Select Drawdown Fund L.P. FpaMajor ShareholderSell61,932$89.21$5,524,953.72View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017Select Drawdown Fund L.P. FpaMajor ShareholderSell113,666$88.98$10,114,000.68View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Gary J PosnerInsiderSell2,389$92.90$221,938.10View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Gary J PosnerInsiderSell4,900$87.60$429,240.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016Albert S. YostEVPSell10,800$76.32$824,256.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Select Drawdown Fund L.P. FpaMajor ShareholderBuy5,340$59.83$319,492.20View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Robert David GeorgeCFOSell20,800$67.06$1,394,848.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015James J MorrisDirectorBuy1,000$93.14$93,140.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Robert David GeorgeCFOSell6,218$111.36$692,436.48View SEC Filing  
1/8/2015Frank E HoustonInsiderSell9,800$107.90$1,057,420.00View SEC Filing  
1/7/2015Alain Michel DurandInsiderSell5,150$107.00$551,050.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Albert S YostTreasurerSell1,057$102.25$108,078.25View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Mary L HowellDirectorBuy300$101.54$30,462.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Robert David GeorgeCFOSell2,511$102.32$256,925.52View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014Curtis C ReusserCEOSell7,362$115.03$846,850.86View SEC Filing  
6/25/2014Marcia J MasonVPSell13,200$117.02$1,544,664.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2014Henry Ward Iv WinshipDirectorBuy8,778$103.36$907,294.08View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014Robert David GeorgeCFOSell5,782$108.13$625,207.66View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Frank HoustonInsiderSell11,500$109.92$1,264,080.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Gary PosnerCAOSell2,900$109.62$317,898.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Richard Bradley LawrenceChairmanSell12,500$111.22$1,390,250.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Marcia MasonVPSell8,400$101.42$851,928.00View SEC Filing  
1/9/2014Robert David GeorgeCFOSell11,000$100.83$1,109,130.00View SEC Filing  
1/8/2014Richard Bradley LawrenceChairmanSell12,500$100.31$1,253,875.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2014Albert YostVPSell25,000$100.87$2,521,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2013Gary PosnerCAOSell7,300$96.62$705,326.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013Henry Ward Iv WinshipDirectorBuy103,528$91.84$9,508,011.52View SEC Filing  
10/3/2013Robert David GeorgeCFOSell12,000$79.31$951,720.00View SEC Filing  
7/9/2013Marcia J MasonVPSell5,100$76.83$391,833.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2013Calvin Thomas HeineVPSell1,500$76.26$114,390.00View SEC Filing  
4/12/2013Henry Ward Iv WinshipDirectorBuy28,000$75.41$2,111,480.00View SEC Filing  
10/12/2012Robert David GeorgeCFOBuy1,500$56.28$84,420.00View SEC Filing  
10/5/2012Robert David GeorgeCFOSell10,000$60.00$600,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2012Delores M EtterDirectorBuy1,000$58.24$58,240.00View SEC Filing  
9/28/2012Marcia J MasonVPBuy2,500$56.17$140,425.00View SEC Filing  
9/27/2012Paul V HaackDirectorBuy2,000$57.60$115,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2012James J MorrisDirectorBuy1,000$57.99$57,990.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
Latest Headlines for Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
DateHeadline logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $520.5 Million - May 27 at 8:18 AM logoInsider Selling: Esterline Technologies Co. (ESL) CFO Sells 26,700 Shares of Stock - May 24 at 4:23 PM logoFacebook Snags MLB, ESL Streaming Deal - May 23 at 12:11 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) EVP Sells $620,487.00 in Stock - May 22 at 7:27 PM logoEsterline Selects Joe Baddeley as President for Interface Technologies Business Group - May 22 at 4:43 PM logoEsterline Technologies Corp. :ESL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 11:41 AM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Forecasted to Earn FY2019 Earnings of $6.50 Per Share - May 19 at 1:24 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - May 19 at 9:22 AM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Earns Hold Rating from Jefferies Group LLC - May 18 at 12:30 PM logoEsterline Corporation Names Michael Covey to Board of Directors - May 17 at 5:03 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - May 8 at 8:30 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.29 EPS - May 8 at 7:12 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) to Post FY2017 Earnings of $4.91 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts - May 8 at 10:06 AM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Raytheon's Sales Increased 3.4%; EPS Surged 21% - May 8 at 9:09 AM logoJefferies Group Research Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Esterline Technologies Co. (ESL) - May 8 at 9:00 AM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 5 at 11:52 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 5 at 11:30 PM logoCanaccord Genuity Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Esterline Technologies Co. (ESL) - May 5 at 9:34 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Credit Suisse Group AG - May 5 at 7:38 PM logoEsterline Reports Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results - May 5 at 5:14 PM logoEdited Transcript of ESL earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 9:00pm GMT - May 5 at 5:14 PM logoEsterline Technologies (ESL) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 5 at 3:23 AM logoEsterline Technologies tops Street 2Q forecasts - May 4 at 4:48 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $490.49 Million - May 4 at 2:00 PM logoEsterline Technologies (ESL) Given News Impact Score of 0.28 - May 4 at 9:44 AM logoEsterline Technologies Corporation (ESL) Leads 10 Notable Investor Filings - May 3 at 3:42 PM logo$0.91 EPS Expected for Esterline Technologies Co. (ESL) This Quarter - May 2 at 11:28 AM logoEsterline Technologies (ESL) Getting Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Analysis Finds - May 1 at 1:33 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Esterline Technologies (ESL) Stock Price - April 28 at 9:56 AM logoEsterline Technologies (ESL) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.17 - April 25 at 4:55 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 24 at 11:17 AM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Rating Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity - April 20 at 8:56 AM logoEsterline Technologies (ESL) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.44 - April 20 at 7:57 AM logoJefferies Group LLC Reiterates Hold Rating for Esterline Technologies Co. (ESL) - April 18 at 9:50 AM logoEsterline Technologies (ESL) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of -0.12 - April 17 at 5:01 PM logoEsterline Technologies Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:ESL) : April 13, 2017 - April 13 at 4:58 PM logoEsterline Invitation to 2nd Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call - April 13 at 4:58 PM logoEsterline Technologies Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ESL-US : April 12, 2017 - April 12 at 10:10 AM logoEsterline Selects Jason Childs as President for Control & Communication Systems Business Group - April 11 at 4:52 PM logoETFs with exposure to Esterline Technologies Corp. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 4:59 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Major Shareholder Hawkeye Fund Fpa Sells 2,240 Shares - April 5 at 11:13 PM logoEsterline Technologies (ESL) Sells BVR Technologies Co. to Kaney Aerospace - - March 30 at 4:28 AM logoKaney Aerospace Acquires BVR Technologies from Esterline - March 29 at 5:33 PM logoEsterline Technologies (ESL) Sells BVR Technologies Co. to Kaney Aerospace - March 29 at 5:33 PM logo2:04 pm Esterline Techs completes sale of BVR Technologies to Kaney Aerospance; terms not disclosed - March 29 at 5:33 PM logoEsterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - March 28 at 12:16 PM logoEsterline Technologies Corp. -- Moody's downgrades the ratings of Esterline Technologies, CFR and senior unsecured to Ba2 and Ba3, respectively. Outlook stable - March 21 at 10:19 PM logoEsterline Unveils State-of-the-Art Advanced Displays Site in Belgium - February 22 at 8:23 AM logoESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a - February 10 at 5:35 PM logoESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORP Files SEC form 8-K/A, Change in Directors or Principal Officers - February 10 at 5:35 PM



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