AMEX:UFAB

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Executive Summary

Unique Fabricating, Inc. engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration, harshness, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative, and other functional applications.


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.

Share Price & News

How has Unique Fabricating's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: UFAB's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-9.8%

UFAB

-2.5%

US Auto Components

-0.7%

US Market


1 Year Return

-7.3%

UFAB

-12.0%

US Auto Components

5.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: UFAB exceeded the US Auto Components industry which returned -12% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UFAB underperformed the US Market which returned 5.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

UFABIndustryMarket
7 Day-9.8%-2.5%-0.7%
30 Day-7.3%-0.9%4.6%
90 Day-21.2%24.4%14.0%
1 Year-7.3%-7.3%-10.9%-12.0%7.6%5.3%
3 Year-65.6%-69.8%-25.5%-33.3%34.9%26.1%
5 Year-71.5%-77.3%-4.7%-18.7%62.3%44.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is Unique Fabricating undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: UFAB ($2.78) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($11.5)

Significantly Below Fair Value: UFAB is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: UFAB is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Auto Components industry average.

PE vs Market: UFAB is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UFAB is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the US Auto Components industry average (1.4x).


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Future Growth

How is Unique Fabricating forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

95.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UFAB is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: UFAB is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: UFAB is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: UFAB's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UFAB's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if UFAB's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Unique Fabricating performed over the past 5 years?

-43.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UFAB is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: UFAB is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UFAB is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -43.2% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: UFAB is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Auto Components industry (3.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: UFAB has a negative Return on Equity (-26.12%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Unique Fabricating's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UFAB's short term assets ($47.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($22.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: UFAB's short term assets ($47.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($56.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UFAB's debt to equity ratio (121%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: UFAB's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 237.4% to 121% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: UFAB's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.6%).

Interest Coverage: UFAB is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Unique Fabricating current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if UFAB's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: UFAB is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of UFAB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

7.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Doug Cain (60yo)

0.83

Tenure

US$648,026

Compensation

Mr. Byrd Douglas Cain, III, also known as Doug, has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Unique Fabricating, Inc. since September 30, 2019 and had been its Interim Chief Financial Officer sinc ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Doug's total compensation ($USD648.03K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD618.98K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Doug's compensation with company performance.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Richard Baum
Independent Chairman of the Board7.5yrsUS$50.00k2.98% $811.2k
Kimberly Korth
Independent Director7.33yrsUS$196.32kno data
William Cooke
Independent Director7.33yrsUS$25.00k0.46% $125.5k
James Illikman
Independent Directorno dataUS$25.00kno data
Patrick Cavanagh
Directorno datano datano data
Paul Frascoia
Independent Director6yrsUS$25.00k0.40% $108.8k
Susan Benedict
Independent Director0.67yrno datano data

7.3yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: UFAB's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Unique Fabricating, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Unique Fabricating, Inc.
  • Ticker: UFAB
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded: 1975
  • Industry: Auto Parts and Equipment
  • Sector: Automobiles
  • Market Cap: US$27.186m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.78m
  • Website: https://www.uniquefab.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Unique Fabricating, Inc.
  • 800 Standard Parkway
  • Auburn Hills
  • Michigan
  • 48326
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
UFABAMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJul 2015

Biography

Unique Fabricating, Inc. engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration, harshness, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative, and other functional applications. It offers die cut non-metallic materials and components, such as precision die cutting, thermoforming, fusion molding, and reaction injection molding polyurethane products; thermoformed molded products, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) air ducts, as well as door water shields, evaporator liners, console bin mats and fender insulators, and others; and fusion molded products comprising exterior mirror seals, cowl-to-hood seals, and cowl-to-fender seals, as well as other noise, vibration, and harshness management and sealing applications, such as fillers, spacers, and gaskets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and tiered suppliers in the automotive and heavy-duty truck, appliance, water heater, HVAC, aerospace, and medical markets in North America. Unique Fabricating, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/15 00:11
End of Day Share Price2020/07/14 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/29


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.