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UBXN

u-blox Holding SWX:UBXN Stock Report

Last Price

CHF95.30

Market Cap

CHF661.1m

7D

4.8%

1Y

37.9%

Updated

26 Jun, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
UBXN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends3/6

UBXN Stock Overview

u-blox Holding AG develops, manufactures, and markets products and services supporting GPS/GNSS satellite positioning systems for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for u-blox Holding
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCHF95.30
52 Week HighCHF99.00
52 Week LowCHF53.70
Beta1.49
1 Month Change26.23%
3 Month Change6.66%
1 Year Change37.92%
3 Year Change14.96%
5 Year Change-47.00%
Change since IPO56.23%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 06
Here's What's Concerning About u-blox Holding's (VTX:UBXN) Returns On Capital

Here's What's Concerning About u-blox Holding's (VTX:UBXN) Returns On Capital

To avoid investing in a business that's in decline, there's a few financial metrics that can provide early indications...

Shareholder Returns

UBXNCH SemiconductorCH Market
7D4.8%5.7%3.4%
1Y37.9%-17.3%-12.4%

Return vs Industry: UBXN exceeded the Swiss Semiconductor industry which returned -17.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UBXN exceeded the Swiss Market which returned -12.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is UBXN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
UBXN volatility
UBXN Average Weekly Movement7.7%
Semiconductor Industry Average Movement7.6%
Market Average Movement4.6%
10% most volatile stocks in CH Market7.6%
10% least volatile stocks in CH Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: UBXN is more volatile than 90% of Swiss stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: UBXN's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Swiss stocks.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19971,147Thomas Seilerhttps://www.u-blox.com

u-blox Holding AG develops, manufactures, and markets products and services supporting GPS/GNSS satellite positioning systems for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Positioning and Wireless Products, and Wireless Services. The Positioning and Wireless Products segment develops and sells chips and modules designed for positioning and wireless connectivity.

u-blox Holding Fundamentals Summary

How do u-blox Holding's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
UBXN fundamental statistics
Market CapCHF661.09m
Earnings (TTM)CHF15.33m
Revenue (TTM)CHF414.06m

43.1x

P/E Ratio

1.6x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
UBXN income statement (TTM)
RevenueCHF414.06m
Cost of RevenueCHF220.50m
Gross ProfitCHF193.56m
Other ExpensesCHF178.23m
EarningsCHF15.33m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Aug 19, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)2.21
Gross Margin46.75%
Net Profit Margin3.70%
Debt/Equity Ratio19.8%

How did UBXN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.4%

Current Dividend Yield

59%

Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is UBXN undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

1/6

Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for UBXN?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

UBXN key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1.6x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA19.9x
PEG Ratio1.9x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does UBXN's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

UBXN PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for UBXN vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average62.8x

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: UBXN is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (43.1x) compared to the peer average (62.8x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does UBXN's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Semiconductor Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: UBXN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (43.1x) compared to the European Semiconductor industry average (23x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is UBXN's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

UBXN PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio43.1x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate UBXN's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of UBXN when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: UBXN (CHF95.3) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CHF78.69)

Significantly Below Fair Value: UBXN is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: UBXN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)


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Future Growth

How is u-blox Holding forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

Future Growth Score

4/6

Future Growth Score 4/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


22.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UBXN's forecast earnings growth (22.7% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.3%).

Earnings vs Market: UBXN's earnings (22.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (6.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: UBXN's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: UBXN's revenue (10.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swiss market (4.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UBXN's revenue (10.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: UBXN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.2%).


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Past Performance

How has u-blox Holding performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

2/6

Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-50.5%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UBXN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: UBXN became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UBXN's earnings have declined by 50.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: UBXN has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: UBXN has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Semiconductor industry (86.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: UBXN's Return on Equity (5.1%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is u-blox Holding's financial position?

Financial Health Score

6/6

Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UBXN's short term assets (CHF201.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF79.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: UBXN's short term assets (CHF201.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (CHF123.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UBXN has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: UBXN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 21.1% to 19.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: UBXN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (163.2%).

Interest Coverage: UBXN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is u-blox Holding current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

3/6

Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


1.36%

Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: UBXN's dividend (1.36%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.99%).

High Dividend: UBXN's dividend (1.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (4.14%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: UBXN's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: UBXN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (58.8%), UBXN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (16.5%), UBXN's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.


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Management

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

1.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Thomas Seiler (64 yo)

14.75yrs

Tenure

CHF1,356,532

Compensation

Mr. Thomas Seiler has been the Chief Executive Officer at u-blox AG since 2002. Mr. Seiler has been the Chief Executive Officer of u-blox Holding AG since 2007 and served as its Head of Sales and Marketing...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Thomas's total compensation ($USD1.42M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD1.29M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Thomas's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: UBXN's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: UBXN's board of directors are considered experienced (7.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

u-blox Holding AG's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: u-blox Holding AG
  • Ticker: UBXN
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Semiconductors
  • Sector: Semiconductors
  • Implied Market Cap: CHF661.086m
  • Shares outstanding: 6.94m
  • Website: https://www.u-blox.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • u-blox Holding AG
  • Zürcherstrasse 68
  • Thalwil
  • Zurich
  • 8800
  • Switzerland

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/26 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/24 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


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.