DB:XSQ

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

SQI Diagnostics Inc., a life sciences company, develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced multiplexing diagnostics in Canada.

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Fundamentals

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.

Share Price & News

How has SQI Diagnostics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

12.1%

XSQ

-3.8%

DE Medical Equipment

2.8%

DE Market


1 Year Return

-12.2%

XSQ

13.7%

DE Medical Equipment

2.9%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: XSQ underperformed the German Medical Equipment industry which returned 13.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: XSQ underperformed the German Market which returned 2.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

XSQIndustryMarket
7 Day12.1%-3.8%2.8%
30 Day25.0%-0.7%-0.2%
90 Day-30.1%-2.6%0.9%
1 Year-12.2%-12.2%15.5%13.7%6.2%2.9%
3 Year-38.7%-38.7%98.8%93.7%18.2%8.0%
5 Year-71.2%-71.2%283.6%264.3%43.1%23.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is SQI Diagnostics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether SQI Diagnostics is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as SQI Diagnostics 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 XSQ’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 SQI Diagnostics regulatory filings.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Healthcare industry.

Future Growth

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

12.6%

Forecasted Healthcare 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 SQI Diagnostics 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.


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Past Performance

How has SQI Diagnostics performed over the past 5 years?

-6.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: XSQ is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -6.1% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: XSQ is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Medical Equipment industry (6.4%).


Return on Equity

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


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: XSQ is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: XSQ is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is SQI Diagnostics's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

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

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

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


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: XSQ has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: XSQ has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.


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: XSQ has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: XSQ has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -9% each year


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Dividend

What is SQI Diagnostics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.9%industryaverage1.4%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

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

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


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Management

What is the CEO of SQI Diagnostics's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

5.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Andrew Morris (53yo)

6.3yrs

Tenure

CA$330,000

Compensation

Mr. Andrew Morris has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of SQI Diagnostics Inc. since June 17, 2013. Mr. Morris served as the Chief Financial Officer of SQI Diagnostics from May 2007 to June  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Andrew's total compensation ($USD249.38K) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD216.57K).

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


Management Age and Tenure

5.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: XSQ's management team is seasoned and experienced (5 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

71yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: XSQ's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

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


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyCA$687,75426 Sep 19
Wilmot Matthews
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares10,000,000
Max PriceCA$0.069
BuyCA$687,75426 Sep 19
Hanover Investors Management LLP
EntityCompany
Shares10,000,000
Max PriceCA$0.069
BuyCA$687,75426 Sep 19
Gerald Connor
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares10,000,000
Max PriceCA$0.069
BuyCA$340,57815 Jul 19
Hanover Investors Management LLP
EntityCompany
Shares3,846,154
Max PriceCA$0.089
BuyCA$340,57815 Jul 19
Gerald Connor
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares3,846,154
Max PriceCA$0.089
BuyCA$340,57815 Jul 19
Wilmot Matthews
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares3,846,154
Max PriceCA$0.089
BuyCA$441,77905 Mar 19
Hanover Investors Management LLP
EntityCompany
Shares8,333,337
Max PriceCA$0.053
BuyCA$441,77905 Mar 19
Gerald Connor
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares8,333,334
Max PriceCA$0.053
BuyCA$441,77905 Mar 19
Wilmot Matthews
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares8,333,334
Max PriceCA$0.053

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Peter Lea (74yo)

    • Tenure: 20.8yrs
  • Andrew Morris (53yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: CA$330.00k
  • Russ Peloquin

    Vice President of Global Commercial Operations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Patricia Lie

    Vice President of Finance & Administration

    • Tenure: 3.7yrs
    • Compensation: CA$131.00k
  • Eric Brouwer

    Chief Scientific Officer

    • Tenure: 2yrs
    • Compensation: CA$245.19k

Board Members

  • Wilmot Matthews (82yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
  • Clive Beddoe (72yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
  • Gerry Connor (73yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
  • Yehuda Shoenfeld (71yo)

    Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 9.8yrs
  • Andrew Morris (53yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: CA$330.00k
  • Claude Ricks (61yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 12.4yrs
    • Compensation: CA$8.00k
  • Eric Schneider (67yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 12.4yrs
  • Eric Zwisler

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs

Company Information

SQI Diagnostics Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: SQI Diagnostics Inc.
  • Ticker: XSQ
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Health Care Equipment
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: CA$25.448m
  • Listing Market Cap: CA$17.450m
  • Shares outstanding: 231.34m
  • Website: https://www.sqidiagnostics.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • SQI Diagnostics Inc.
  • 36 Meteor Drive
  • Toronto
  • Ontario
  • M9W 1A4
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SQDTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADMay 2007
XSQDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURMay 2007
SQID.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDMay 2007

Biography

SQI Diagnostics Inc., a life sciences company, develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced multiplexing diagnostics in Canada. The company offers sqidworks diagnostic pla ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/14 21:14
End of Day Share Price2019/10/14 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/09/30


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.