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Universal Cables NSEI:UNIVCABLES Stock Report

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24 Jun, 2022


Company Financials
UNIVCABLES fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health2/6

UNIVCABLES Stock Overview

Universal Cables Limited manufactures and sells electrical and other cables, capacitors, wires and conductors, and other products under the UNISTAR brand name in India and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Universal Cables
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price₹136.45
52 Week High₹215.00
52 Week Low₹125.10
1 Month Change-5.24%
3 Month Change-2.61%
1 Year Change-31.52%
3 Year Change-33.20%
5 Year Change45.78%
Change since IPO103.66%

Recent News & Updates

May 12
Universal Cables' (NSE:UNIVCABLES) Returns On Capital Not Reflecting Well On The Business

Universal Cables' (NSE:UNIVCABLES) Returns On Capital Not Reflecting Well On The Business

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Shareholder Returns

UNIVCABLESIN ElectricalIN Market

Return vs Industry: UNIVCABLES underperformed the Indian Electrical industry which returned 11.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UNIVCABLES underperformed the Indian Market which returned -1.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is UNIVCABLES's price volatile compared to industry and market?
UNIVCABLES volatility
UNIVCABLES Average Weekly Movement5.9%
Electrical Industry Average Movement6.6%
Market Average Movement6.9%
10% most volatile stocks in IN Market9.8%
10% least volatile stocks in IN Market4.5%

Stable Share Price: UNIVCABLES is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Indian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: UNIVCABLES's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1945961Y. Lodha

Universal Cables Limited manufactures and sells electrical and other cables, capacitors, wires and conductors, and other products under the UNISTAR brand name in India and internationally. It offers XLPE cables, such as extra high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage, and aeriel bunched cables for use in power transmission and distribution, railways, fertilizers, petrochemical plants, submarine and under waterpower transmission, steel plants, power station wiring, chemical plants, underwater wiring, mines for power distribution, and control and instrumentation circuits. The company also provides PVC power and control cables for use in power distribution, control system, utility network, railway signaling installations, switching stations, textile mills, chemical plants, machine shops, etc.; PVC insulated winding wires and flat motor leads; elastomeric cables for trailing, ship wiring, and defense applications; and mining cables for landline, LHD and SDL machines, drills, coal cutters, stacker-reclaimers, and earth moving equipment.

Universal Cables Fundamentals Summary

How do Universal Cables's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
UNIVCABLES fundamental statistics
Market Cap₹4.68b
Earnings (TTM)₹749.26m
Revenue (TTM)₹18.14b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Is UNIVCABLES overvalued?

See Fair Value and valuation analysis

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
UNIVCABLES income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue₹13.99b
Gross Profit₹4.15b
Other Expenses₹3.40b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)21.60
Gross Margin22.86%
Net Profit Margin4.13%
Debt/Equity Ratio53.6%

How did UNIVCABLES perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • 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 UNIVCABLES?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

UNIVCABLES 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/Revenue0.6x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA9.4x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

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

UNIVCABLES PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for UNIVCABLES vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average24.2x

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: UNIVCABLES is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.3x) compared to the peer average (24.2x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does UNIVCABLES's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Indian Electrical Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: UNIVCABLES is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.3x) compared to the Indian Electrical industry average (19.1x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is UNIVCABLES'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.

UNIVCABLES PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio6.3x
Fair PE Ration/a

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

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: UNIVCABLES (₹136.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value (₹16.34)

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate UNIVCABLES's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

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Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Capital Goods 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 Universal Cables 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.

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  • Take a look at our analysis of UNIVCABLES’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.
  • Universal Cables competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Universal Cables performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UNIVCABLES has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: UNIVCABLES's current net profit margins (4.1%) are lower than last year (5.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UNIVCABLES's earnings have declined by 8.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: UNIVCABLES's earnings growth over the past year (11.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-8.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: UNIVCABLES earnings growth over the past year (11.5%) underperformed the Electrical industry 47.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: UNIVCABLES's Return on Equity (5.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Universal Cables's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 2/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UNIVCABLES's short term assets (₹13.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (₹9.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: UNIVCABLES's short term assets (₹13.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (₹5.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UNIVCABLES's net debt to equity ratio (53.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: UNIVCABLES's debt to equity ratio has increased from 42.3% to 53.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: UNIVCABLES's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: UNIVCABLES's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Universal Cables's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: UNIVCABLES's dividend (1.11%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (0.44%).

High Dividend: UNIVCABLES's dividend (1.11%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (1.9%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: UNIVCABLES has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: UNIVCABLES has only been paying a dividend for 4 years, and since then payments have not increased.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (6.9%), UNIVCABLES's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: UNIVCABLES is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Y. Lodha (57 yo)





Mr. Y. S. Lodha has been Chief Executive Officer of Universal Cables, Ltd. since May 15, 2015. Mr. Lodha has been Managing Director and Additional Director at Universal Cables Limited since February 11, 20...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Y.'s total compensation ($USD152.54K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD38.35K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: UNIVCABLES's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: UNIVCABLES's board of directors are considered experienced (7.7 years average tenure).


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

Universal Cables Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Universal Cables Limited
  • Ticker: UNIVCABLES
  • Exchange: NSEI
  • Founded: 1945
  • Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: ₹4.684b
  • Shares outstanding: 34.70m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Universal Cables Limited
  • Commercial Plaza
  • 2nd Floor, Wing-B
  • New Delhi
  • Delhi
  • 110037
  • India


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/03/31

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.