Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is
available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale
at half price, they could be considered
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for
Rubicon Technology. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being
unavailable. The share price is
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for
it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing
when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.
The amount the stock market is willing to pay for
is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Rubicon Technology's earnings available for a low price, and how does
this compare to other companies in the same industry?
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 Rubicon Technology 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 Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.
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The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past
performance, by looking at estimated
and how much profit it is expected to make.
Future estimates come from
professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get
Expected Semiconductor industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
expected to grow at an
Unable to compare Rubicon Technology's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
Unable to compare Rubicon Technology's earnings growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Unable to compare Rubicon Technology's revenue growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Unable to determine if Rubicon Technology is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
Unable to determine if Rubicon Technology is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can
be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at
predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates
looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Rubicon Technology's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the
industry? (1 check)
Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the
past 5 years? (1 check)
Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent
earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
has a total score of
1/6, see the detailed checks below.
Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.
A company's financial position is much like your own financial position,
it includes everything you own
The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up
Rubicon Technology's finances.
The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Rubicon Technology is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
Rubicon Technology has no long term commitments.
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of
Rubicon Technology's finances. If any of them are yellow this
indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
Low level of unsold assets.
Rubicon Technology has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t
however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest
on its debts this may have impacts in the future.
The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to
see the red area (debt) decreasing.
If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and
whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at
unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have
been around for and insider trading.
TENURE AS CEO
Mr. Timothy E. Brog has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Rubicon Technology, Inc. since March 17, 2017. Mr. Brog serves as the President of Locksmith Capital Management LLC. Mr. Brog served as the Chief Executive Officer of Peerless Systems Corp. since August 26, 2010 until March 1, 2015. Mr. Brog served as the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Locksmith Capital Management LLC since September 2007 until August 2010. He served as Chief Executive officer and Co-Portfolio Manager of Peerless Value Opportunity Fund and also served as its President since 2011. Mr. Brog served as the President and Portfolio Manager of Pembridge Capital Management LLC from June 2004 to September 2007 Director of E2 Investment Partners, L.L.C. from March 2007 to July 2008. He served as the Portfolio Manager of Pembridge Value Opportunity Fund since June 2004 until September 2007. Mr. Brog served as a Co-Managing Director of The Edward Andrews Group Inc., from 1996 to 2007. From 1989 to 1995, he served as a Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisition Associate at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He served as an Acting Chairman of Peerless Systems Corp. since July 09, 2007. He served as the Chairman of Peerless Systems Corp. since June 2008 until March 1, 2015. He served as Chairman of the Board at Deer Valley Corporation from October 2014 to April 2015. He has been a Director of Rubicon Technology, Inc. since May 31, 2016. Mr. Brog has been a Director of Eco-Bat Technologies Limited since October 2007. He has been Trustee of Peerless Value Opportunity Fund since 2011. He served as a Director of Deer Valley Corporation from October 06, 2014 to April 15, 2015 and Peerless Systems Corp. from July 9, 2007 to March 1, 2015 and The Topps Company, Inc. since July 2006 until October 2007. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in 1989 and a BA from Tufts University in 1986.
Timothy's compensation has increased in line with Rubicon Technology recently becoming profitable.
Timothy's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
management team in years:
The tenure for the Rubicon Technology management team is about average.
CEO, President & Director
CFO & Controller
Vice President of Investor Relations
Vice President of Sales
Senior Vice President of Optical
Board of Directors Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
board of directors in years:
The average tenure for the Rubicon Technology board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Rubicon Technology, Inc. provides monocrystalline sapphire for applications in optical and industrial systems. It offers optical and industrial sapphire products in various shapes and sizes, including round and rectangular windows and blanks, domes, tubes, and rods for a range of end markets comprising defense and aerospace, specialty lighting, instrumentation, sensors and detectors, semiconductor process equipment, electronic substrates, medical, and laser applications. The company’s product lines include thin, double-side polished windows as thin as 300 microns for 6 inches optical windows, and large-area blanks and polished windows; round C-plane sapphire windows approximately 11 inches in diameter and A-plane windows approximately 18 inches in diameter with UV grade windows approximately 13.5 inches in diameter; and sapphire window blanks at 36 x 18 x 0.8 inches dimensions. It markets and sells its products through its direct sales force in Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe. The company’s principal customers include defense sub-contractors, industrial manufacturers, fabricators, and resellers. Rubicon Technology, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Bensenville, Illinois.
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