Universal Security Instruments, Inc., together with its subsidiary, designs, markets, and distributes safety and security products for use in homes and businesses in the United States and internationally.
The last earnings update was 64 days ago.
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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
Universal Security Instruments. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being
unavailable. The share price is
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
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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
Universal Security Instruments's
is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Universal Security Instruments'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 Universal Security Instruments 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 Electronic industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Universal Security Instruments
expected to grow at an
Unable to compare Universal Security Instruments's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
Unable to compare Universal Security Instruments's earnings growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Unable to compare Universal Security Instruments's revenue growth to the Germany market average as no estimate data is available.
Unable to determine if Universal Security Instruments is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
Unable to determine if Universal Security Instruments 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.
Universal Security Instruments'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.
Universal Security Instruments
has a total score of
0/6, 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
Universal Security Instruments's finances.
The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Universal Security Instruments is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
Universal Security Instruments has no long term commitments.
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of
Universal Security Instruments'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.
High level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.4x debt.
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. Harvey B. Grossblatt has been the Chief Executive Officer of Universal Security Instruments Inc. since August 2004 and its President since June 1996 and serves as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Grossblatt served as the Chief Financial Officer of Universal Security Instruments Inc. from October 1983 to August 2004 and its Secretary and Treasurer from September 1988 to August 2004 and previously served as its Chief Operating Officer from April 2003 to August 2004. He served as Vice President of Universal Security Instruments Inc. from December 1986 to June 1996. He serves as the Chairman of Universal Security Instruments Inc., and has been its Director since September 1996.
Harvey's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
Harvey's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
CFO, Treasurer & Secretary
Board of Directors Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
Universal Security Instruments
board of directors in years:
The average tenure for the Universal Security Instruments board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Universal Security Instruments, Inc., together with its subsidiary, designs, markets, and distributes safety and security products for use in homes and businesses in the United States and internationally. The company offers a line of safety alarms, including units powered by replaceable batteries, sealed batteries, and electrical batteries with battery backup alarms; and smoke alarms, which include hearing impaired and heat alarms, as well as carbon monoxide alarms, door chimes, ground fault circuit interrupters, and ventilation products. It provides its products to wholesale distributors; chain, discount, and television retailers; home center stores; catalog and mail order companies; electrical and lighting distributors, and manufactured housing companies; and other distributors. It also sells its products through approximately 42 independent sales organizations and 230 sales representatives, as well as through its own sales catalogs and brochures, and Website. Universal Security Instruments, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.
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