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SCT

Scout SecurityASX:SCT Stock Report

Market Cap

AU$8.1m

7D

-3.3%

1Y

-51.7%

Updated

20 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials
SCT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health0/6
Dividends0/6

SCT Overview

Scout Security Limited provides home security systems and services in the United States and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Scout Security
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$0.058
52 Week HighAU$0.054
52 Week LowAU$0.18
Beta1.22
1 Month Change-12.12%
3 Month Change-18.31%
1 Year Change-51.67%
3 Year Change-73.64%
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO-75.32%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 25
How Should Investors Feel About Scout Security's (ASX:SCT) CEO Remuneration?

How Should Investors Feel About Scout Security's (ASX:SCT) CEO Remuneration?

The CEO of Scout Security Limited ( ASX:SCT ) is Dan Roberts, and this article examines the executive's compensation...

Shareholder Returns

SCTAU Consumer ServicesAU Market
7D-3.3%4.6%1.7%
1Y-51.7%60.3%20.2%

Return vs Industry: SCT underperformed the Australian Consumer Services industry which returned 60.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SCT underperformed the Australian Market which returned 20.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SCT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SCT volatility
SCT Beta1.22
Industry Beta0.95
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: SCT is more volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 14% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SCT's weekly volatility (14%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Australian stocks.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2013n/aDan Robertshttps://www.scoutalarm.com

Scout Security Limited provides home security systems and services in the United States and internationally. The company’s products include hub that connects directly to sensors across home; door panel, which monitors the opening and closing of door, houses a loud siren to deter intruders, and equipped with an RFID sticker so one can arm and disarm system without a phone; and motion sensor alarms that protect areas of house that are hard to cover with a door panel or access sensor; and access sensor, which detects opening and closing of windows, doors, cabinets, and safes. It also offers indoor cameras, video doorbells, keypads, water sensors, glass break sensors, smoke alarm, and door locks, as well as refurbished products; and accessories, such as yard sign, panic button, remote control, siren and zigbee repeater, window sticker, key fobs, and RFID sticker.

Scout Security Fundamentals Summary

How do Scout Security's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SCT fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$8.15m
Earnings (TTM)-AU$3.94m
Revenue (TTM)AU$1.67m

5.2x

P/S Ratio

-2.2x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SCT income statement (TTM)
RevenueAU$1.67m
Cost of RevenueAU$814.92k
Gross ProfitAU$856.21k
ExpensesAU$4.80m
Earnings-AU$3.94m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.026
Gross Margin51.24%
Net Profit Margin-236.00%
Debt/Equity Ratio-1,187.5%

How did SCT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Scout Security undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Scout Security is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Scout Security has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Future Growth

How is Scout Security forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

40.6%

Forecasted Consumer Services industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Scout Security has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


Past Performance

How has Scout Security performed over the past 5 years?

1.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SCT is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SCT is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SCT is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SCT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: SCT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (43.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SCT's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Financial Health

How is Scout Security's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SCT has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: SCT has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SCT has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: SCT's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: SCT has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: SCT has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 5.9% each year.


Dividend

What is Scout Security current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SCT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SCT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SCT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SCT's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SCT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.2yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Dan Roberts

no data

Tenure

AU$681,024

Compensation

Mr. Daniel Roberts, also known as Dan, is a Co-Founder of Scout Security Limited and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Prior to Scout, Mr. Roberts was a Founder-in-Residence at...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dan's total compensation ($USD509.18K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD302.06K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dan's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Board Members

Experienced Board: SCT's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SCT insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 26.5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Scout Security Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Scout Security Limited
  • Ticker: SCT
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2013
  • Industry: Specialized Consumer Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: AU$8.146m
  • Shares outstanding: 150.85m
  • Website: https://www.scoutalarm.com

Location

  • Scout Security Limited
  • 247 Oxford Street
  • Level 1
  • Leederville
  • Western Australia
  • 6007
  • Australia

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/20 07:05
End of Day Share Price2021/10/20 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2021/06/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.