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Uniserve Communications

Executive Summary

Uniserve Communications Corporation provides Internet access, telecommunications, and commercial IT consulting services to residential and business customers primarily in British Columbia and Alberta.


Snowflake Analysis

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.

Share Price & News

How has Uniserve Communications's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: USS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-9.1%

USS

3.3%

CA Telecom

2.4%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-50.0%

USS

-9.0%

CA Telecom

-12.4%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: USS underperformed the Canadian Telecom industry which returned -9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: USS underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -12.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

USSIndustryMarket
7 Day-9.1%3.3%2.4%
30 Day11.1%-4.8%-0.9%
90 Day25.0%5.8%17.3%
1 Year-50.0%-50.0%-4.5%-9.0%-9.4%-12.4%
3 Year-95.2%-95.2%9.8%-4.9%4.2%-5.7%
5 Year-95.9%-95.9%19.2%-6.4%22.1%3.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Uniserve Communications's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Uniserve Communications undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Uniserve Communications is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Uniserve Communications 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of USS’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Uniserve Communications regulatory filings.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Telecom industry.

Future Growth

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

6.3%

Forecasted Telecom 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 Uniserve Communications 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of USS’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Uniserve Communications competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Telecom industry.

Past Performance

How has Uniserve Communications performed over the past 5 years?

-49.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: USS is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: USS is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: USS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -49% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: USS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Telecom industry (2.8%).


Return on Equity

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


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Financial Health

How is Uniserve Communications's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

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

Long Term Liabilities: USS 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: USS has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: USS'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: USS has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: USS has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 20.1% each year


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Dividend

What is Uniserve Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate USS'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 USS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USS'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 USS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.


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Management

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

1.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Michael Scholz (65yo)

1.17yrs

Tenure

Mr. Michael C. Scholz, B.Com., LL.B, has been Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Fibre-Crown Manufacturing Inc. since February 2018. Mr. Scholz serves as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michael Scholz
Chairman of the Board1.17yrsno data2.14% CA$65.3k
Kelly Walker
President & Director1.5yrsno data0.18% CA$5.5k
Andy Prpic
Chief Financial Officer1.17yrsno data1.02% CA$31.3k
Owen Morley
Chief Technology Officerno datano data16.79% CA$512.8k
Mark Stanton
Director of Marketing4.92yrsno datano data
Frank Lee
Creative Director of Kinzinno dataCA$154.17kno data
John Dobson
Enterprise Solutions Consultant3.67yrsCA$166.06kno data

1.2yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: USS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michael Scholz
Chairman of the Board1.17yrsno data2.14% CA$65.3k
Kelly Walker
President & Director1.5yrsno data0.18% CA$5.5k
Earnest Beaudin
Independent Director9.33yrsCA$3.00k1.2% CA$36.7k
Walter Schultz
Independent Director3.75yrsno data0.59% CA$17.9k
Gordon Nelson
Independent Director0.83yrno data0.16% CA$5.0k

3.8yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: USS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: USS 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 24%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Uniserve Communications Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Uniserve Communications Corporation
  • Ticker: USS
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 1988
  • Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: CA$3.054m
  • Shares outstanding: 61.08m
  • Website: https://www.uniserve.com

Location

  • Uniserve Communications Corporation
  • 333 Terminal Avenue
  • Suite 330
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V6A 4C1
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
USSTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADDec 1995
USSH.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDDec 1995

Biography

Uniserve Communications Corporation provides Internet access, telecommunications, and commercial IT consulting services to residential and business customers primarily in British Columbia and Alberta. It offers TV, long distance phone plans, managed outsourcing and security, cloud connectivity and data backup, and data center infrastructure services. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/05 00:07
End of Day Share Price2020/07/02 00:00
Earnings2020/02/29
Annual Earnings2019/05/31


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.