Universal PropTech Inc., through its subsidiary, VCI Controls Inc., provides building technology solutions and services in Canada. More Details
Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Universal PropTech's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: UPI is more volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 21% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UPI's weekly volatility has decreased from 60% to 21% over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Canadian stocks.
7 Day Return
CA Commercial Services
1 Year Return
CA Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how UPI performed against the Canadian Commercial Services industry.
Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how UPI performed against the Canadian Market.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Universal PropTech's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Universal PropTech undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: UPI (CA$0.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$3.97)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UPI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UPI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the CA Commercial Services industry average.
PE vs Market: UPI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Canadian market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate UPI's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UPI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.2x) compared to the CA Commercial Services industry average (2.7x).
How is Universal PropTech forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial 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 Universal PropTech 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.
- Examine Universal PropTech's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Universal PropTech competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Commercial Services industry.
How has Universal PropTech performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UPI is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: UPI is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UPI is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 5.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare UPI's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: UPI is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (-3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: UPI has a negative Return on Equity (-42.74%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Universal PropTech's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UPI's short term assets (CA$3.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$1.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: UPI's short term assets (CA$3.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$1.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UPI's debt to equity ratio (50.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UPI had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
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: Whilst unprofitable UPI has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: UPI is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 56.1% per year.
What is Universal PropTech current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate UPI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate UPI'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 UPI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if UPI'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 UPI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chris Hazelton (44 yo)
Mr. Christopher Hazelton, also known as Chris, CGA, serves as Chief Executive Officer & Director at Universal PropTech Inc., (formerly known as SustainCo Inc.) since June 2020. Mr. Hazelton served as Chief...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD151.87K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Chief Growth Officer||0.25yr||CA$128.75k||no data|
|Controller of VCI Controls Inc||no data||CA$110.20k||no data|
Experienced Management: UPI's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Member of Advisory Board||0.33yr||no data||0% |
|Director||0.33yr||no data||0.60% |
|Director||0.67yr||no data||no data|
|Member of Advisory Board||0.25yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: UPI's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: UPI insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 116.7%.
Universal PropTech Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Universal PropTech Inc.
- Ticker: UPI
- Exchange: TSXV
- Founded: 2008
- Industry: Diversified Support Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: CA$15.041m
- Shares outstanding: 34.18m
- Website: https://www.universalproptech.com
Number of Employees
- Universal PropTech Inc.
- 1 Royal Gate Boulevard
- Suite D
- L4L 8Z7
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|UPI||TSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Aug 2012|
|8LH||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Aug 2012|
Universal PropTech Inc., through its subsidiary, VCI Controls Inc., provides building technology solutions and services in Canada. The company develops intelligent building technology, including the integr...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/07 00:43|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/05 00:00|
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