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Unique Fabricating

AMEX:UFAB
Snowflake Description

Good value with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
UFAB
AMEX
$26M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Automobiles
Company description

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. The last earnings update was 76 days ago. More info.


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  • Unique Fabricating has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
UFAB Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-11.7%
AMEX:UFAB
1%
US Auto Components
-0.9%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-69.6%
AMEX:UFAB
-23.8%
US Auto Components
3.8%
US Market
UFAB Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Unique Fabricating (UFAB) -11.7% -4.7% -24.5% -69.6% -80.4% -
US Auto Components 1% 0.3% -12.4% -23.8% -0.4% -8.8%
US Market -0.9% 1.1% 1.1% 3.8% 35.5% 42.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • UFAB underperformed the Auto Components industry which returned -23.8% over the past year.
  • UFAB underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
UFAB
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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UFAB Value

 Is Unique Fabricating undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

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 undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Unique Fabricating to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Unique Fabricating.

AMEX:UFAB Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 14.7%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for AMEX:UFAB
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Auto Components Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.27
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.269 (1 + (1- 21%) (211.83%))
2.603
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
2
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (2 * 5.96%)
14.65%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AMEX:UFAB using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Unique Fabricating is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

AMEX:UFAB DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 14.65%)
2020 4.47 Est @ -15.38% 3.90
2021 4.03 Est @ -9.95% 3.07
2022 3.78 Est @ -6.14% 2.51
2023 3.65 Est @ -3.48% 2.11
2024 3.59 Est @ -1.62% 1.81
2025 3.58 Est @ -0.31% 1.58
2026 3.60 Est @ 0.6% 1.38
2027 3.65 Est @ 1.24% 1.22
2028 3.71 Est @ 1.69% 1.08
2029 3.78 Est @ 2% 0.96
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $19.63
AMEX:UFAB DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $3.78 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (14.65% – 2.73%)
$32.60
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $32.60 ÷ (1 + 14.65%)10
$8.31
AMEX:UFAB Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $19.63 + $8.31
$27.94
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $27.94 / 9.78
$2.86
AMEX:UFAB Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $2.86
Current discount Discount to share price of $2.65
= -1 x ($2.65 - $2.86) / $2.86
7.2%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Unique Fabricating is available for.
Intrinsic value
7%
Share price is $2.65 vs Future cash flow value of $2.86
Current Discount Checks
For Unique Fabricating to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Unique Fabricating's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • Unique Fabricating's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
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 Unique Fabricating's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Unique Fabricating's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AMEX:UFAB PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $0.20
AMEX:UFAB Share Price ** AMEX (2019-07-23) in USD $2.65
United States of America Auto Components Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 23 Publicly-Listed Auto Components Companies 15.81x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,083 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.8x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Unique Fabricating.

AMEX:UFAB PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AMEX:UFAB Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 2.65 ÷ 0.20

12.97x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unique Fabricating is good value based on earnings compared to the US Auto Components industry average.
  • Unique Fabricating is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Unique Fabricating's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AMEX:UFAB PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 12.97x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
71.6%per year
United States of America Auto Components Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Auto Components Companies 1.03x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,118 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.58x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

AMEX:UFAB PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 12.97x ÷ 71.6%

0.18x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unique Fabricating is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Unique Fabricating's assets?
Raw Data
AMEX:UFAB PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $4.93
AMEX:UFAB Share Price * AMEX (2019-07-23) in USD $2.65
United States of America Auto Components Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 40 Publicly-Listed Auto Components Companies 1.32x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,249 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.78x
AMEX:UFAB PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AMEX:UFAB Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 2.65 ÷ 4.93

0.54x

* Primary Listing of Unique Fabricating.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unique Fabricating is good value based on assets compared to the US Auto Components industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Unique Fabricating's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Auto Components industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Auto Components industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Unique Fabricating has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UFAB Future Performance

 How is Unique Fabricating expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth 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 it right!
Annual Growth Rate
71.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Unique Fabricating expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unique Fabricating's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unique Fabricating's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Unique Fabricating's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AMEX:UFAB Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AMEX:UFAB Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts 71.6%
AMEX:UFAB Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 2 Analysts 1.2%
United States of America Auto Components Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.3%
United States of America Auto Components Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AMEX:UFAB Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AMEX:UFAB Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 169 11 5 2
2019-12-31 163 8 2 2
AMEX:UFAB Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 167 9 2
2018-12-30 175 9 4
2018-09-30 177 9 6
2018-07-01 176 10 6
2018-04-01 175 11 6
2017-12-31 175 8 6
2017-10-01 177 8 6
2017-07-02 181 6 8
2017-04-02 178 6 7
2017-01-01 170 8 7
2016-10-02 162 9 6
2016-07-03 157 6 5
2016-04-03 151 3 6

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unique Fabricating's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Unique Fabricating's revenue is expected to grow by 1.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
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.
Raw Data
AMEX:UFAB Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Unique Fabricating Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AMEX:UFAB Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 0.54 0.57 0.50 2.00
2019-12-31 0.20 0.22 0.18 2.00
AMEX:UFAB Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 0.20
2018-12-30 0.38
2018-09-30 0.61
2018-07-01 0.62
2018-04-01 0.61
2017-12-31 0.67
2017-10-01 0.63
2017-07-02 0.82
2017-04-02 0.71
2017-01-01 0.69
2016-10-02 0.62
2016-07-03 0.48
2016-04-03 0.64

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Unique Fabricating will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Unique Fabricating's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Unique Fabricating has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UFAB Past Performance

  How has Unique Fabricating performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Unique Fabricating's growth in the last year to its industry (Auto Components).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Unique Fabricating's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Unique Fabricating's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Unique Fabricating's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Auto Components industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Unique Fabricating's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Unique Fabricating Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AMEX:UFAB Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 167.07 2.00 24.74
2018-12-30 174.91 3.70 25.39
2018-09-30 176.78 5.95 24.73
2018-07-01 175.96 6.03 24.47
2018-04-01 174.74 5.95 24.69
2017-12-31 175.29 6.49 24.32
2017-10-01 177.29 6.16 24.09
2017-07-02 180.81 7.97 24.58
2017-04-02 178.34 6.90 23.61
2017-01-01 170.46 6.68 22.73
2016-10-02 162.41 5.96 22.29
2016-07-03 157.24 4.58 22.25
2016-04-03 150.86 5.67 21.20
2016-01-03 143.31 5.03 20.26
2015-10-04 141.01 5.48 19.87
2015-06-28 132.46 5.19 18.52
2015-03-29 129.79 5.20 19.03
2015-01-04 126.48 4.46 18.60
2014-09-28 114.11 3.17 16.85
2014-06-29 102.90 2.48 15.18
2014-03-30 89.63 0.10 13.12
2013-12-29 80.26 -1.04 11.79
2012-12-30 70.04 2.56 9.64

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Unique Fabricating has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Unique Fabricating used its assets less efficiently than the US Auto Components industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Unique Fabricating's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Unique Fabricating's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Auto Components industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. 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.
Unique Fabricating 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.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UFAB Health

 How is Unique Fabricating's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Unique Fabricating's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Unique Fabricating is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Unique Fabricating's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Unique Fabricating'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 checks below.
Assets
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 not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.9x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, 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.
Raw Data

All data from Unique Fabricating Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

AMEX:UFAB Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 48.24 54.90 1.30
2018-12-30 48.89 56.32 1.41
2018-09-30 50.51 55.80 0.98
2018-07-01 51.31 55.38 0.98
2018-04-01 50.99 55.37 1.18
2017-12-31 50.88 53.57 1.43
2017-10-01 50.25 53.94 1.02
2017-07-02 50.96 55.15 0.81
2017-04-02 50.72 56.12 0.71
2017-01-01 50.06 50.61 0.71
2016-10-02 49.73 53.30 1.51
2016-07-03 48.63 53.88 1.58
2016-04-03 48.55 33.54 1.45
2016-01-03 48.01 31.07 0.73
2015-10-04 48.41 32.66 0.72
2015-06-28 18.12 41.14 0.76
2015-03-29 17.04 40.52 0.66
2015-01-04 16.59 40.06 0.76
2014-09-28 16.13 39.63 0.40
2014-06-29 16.13 42.48 1.78
2014-03-30 13.95 40.09 0.89
2013-12-29 13.95 40.09 0.89
2012-12-30 14.50 9.66 0.47
  • Unique Fabricating's level of debt (113.8%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (286.9% vs 113.8% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.3%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 1.8x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Unique Fabricating's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Unique Fabricating has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UFAB Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
7.55%
Current annual income from Unique Fabricating dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Unique Fabricating shares you are expected to receive $151 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unique Fabricating's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.44%).
  • Unique Fabricating's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.77%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AMEX:UFAB Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Auto Components Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 15 Stocks 2.1%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2017 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.8%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AMEX:UFAB Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
AMEX:UFAB Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-02-12 0.200 5.736
2018-08-09 0.600 9.265
2018-05-10 0.600 6.865
2018-02-16 0.600 7.022
2017-11-09 0.600 7.625
2017-08-07 0.600 7.548
2017-02-16 0.600 5.767
2016-11-15 0.600 4.377
2016-08-16 0.600 4.703
2016-05-12 0.600 4.494
2016-03-09 0.600 4.859
2016-03-02 0.600 5.419
2015-11-17 0.600 5.320
2015-08-12 0.600 4.955

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  • Unique Fabricating has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Unique Fabricating has only been paying a dividend for 4 years, and since then dividends per share have fallen.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Unique Fabricating's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.4x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Unique Fabricating's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Unique Fabricating afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Unique Fabricating has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UFAB Management

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

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.
CEO
Tom Tekiele
COMPENSATION $353,340
AGE 52
TENURE AS CEO 0.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Thomas Tekiele, also known as Tom has been the Chief Financial Officer of Unique Fabricating, Inc. since joining in 2001 and serves as its Secretary. Mr. Tekiele has been its Interim Chief Executive Officer of Unique Fabricating, Inc. since May 6, 2019. Mr. Tekiele has twenty seven years of experience with multi-plant financial management. He served as the Corporate Controller for Cardell Corporation. He served as an Audit Manager at the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. He has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Michigan State University. He holds an inactive CPA license.

CEO Compensation
  • Tom's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Tom's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team

Tom Tekiele

TITLE
Interim CEO
COMPENSATION
$353K
AGE
52
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Scott Reed

TITLE
Vice President of Operations

Todd Torres

TITLE
President of Unique Fabricating South
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Unique Fabricating board of directors in years:

6.3
Average Tenure
59
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Unique Fabricating board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Richard Baum

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$50K
AGE
59
TENURE
6.5 yrs

Paul Frascoia

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$25K
AGE
51
TENURE
5 yrs

John Weinhardt

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$530K
AGE
68
TENURE
12.5 yrs

Bill Cooke

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$25K
AGE
58
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Donn Viola

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$25K
AGE
74

Mary Kim Korth

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$25K
AGE
64
TENURE
6.3 yrs

James Illikman

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$19K
AGE
51
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Unique Fabricating's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Unique Fabricating has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UFAB News

Simply Wall St News

Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSEMKT:UFAB) Might Not Be A Great Investment

Analysts use this formula to calculate return on capital employed: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for Unique Fabricating: 0.073 = US$7.5m ÷ (US$121m - US$19m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) So, Unique Fabricating has an ROCE of 7.3%. … What Are Current Liabilities, And How Do They Affect Unique Fabricating's ROCE? … Due to the way ROCE is calculated, a high level of current liabilities makes a company look as though it has less capital employed, and thus can (sometimes unfairly) boost the ROCE.

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Did Changing Sentiment Drive Unique Fabricating's (NYSEMKT:UFAB) Share Price Down A Painful 78%?

Unique Fabricating saw its EPS decline at a compound rate of 32% per year, over the last three years. … As it happens, Unique Fabricating's TSR for the last 3 years was -74%, which exceeds the share price return mentioned earlier. … Shareholders have lost 36% per year over the last three years, so the share price drop has become steeper, over the last year; a potential symptom of as yet unsolved challenges.

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The Unique Fabricating (NYSEMKT:UFAB) Share Price Is Down 78% So Some Shareholders Are Rather Upset

During the three years that the share price fell, Unique Fabricating's earnings per share (EPS) dropped by 32% each year. … As it happens, Unique Fabricating's TSR for the last 3 years was -74%, which exceeds the share price return mentioned earlier. … Shareholders have lost 36% per year over the last three years, so the share price drop has become steeper, over the last year; a potential symptom of as yet unsolved challenges.

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Should You Investigate Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSEMKT:UFAB) At US$2.92?

It’s trading around 2.2% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Unique Fabricating today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. … This is because Unique Fabricating’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. … UFAB’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value.

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Do Insiders Own Shares In Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSEMKT:UFAB)?

As Charlie Munger said 'Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.' With a market capitalization of US$32m, Unique Fabricating is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. … View our latest analysis for Unique Fabricating AMEX:UFAB Ownership Summary, May 14th 2019 What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Unique Fabricating? … We can see that Unique Fabricating does have institutional investors; and they hold 23% of the stock.

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How Financially Strong Is Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSEMKT:UFAB)?

Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Unique Fabricating, Inc. … Evaluating financial health as part of your investment thesis is

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Is Unique Fabricating, Inc.'s (NYSEMKT:UFAB) CEO Paid At A Competitive Rate?

This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. … How Does John Weinhardt's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below US$200m, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be US$427k.

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Why Unique Fabricating, Inc.’s (NYSEMKT:UFAB) Use Of Investor Capital Doesn’t Look Great

In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able to employ capital in its business. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … Analysts use this formula to calculate return on capital employed:

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Such Is Life: How Unique Fabricating Shareholders Saw Their Shares Drop 60%

(NYSEMKT:UFAB) shareholders know that all too well, since the share price is down considerably over three years. … By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time. … During the three years that the share price fell, Unique Fabricating's earnings per share (EPS) dropped by 6.1% each year.

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Do You Know What Unique Fabricating, Inc.'s (NYSEMKT:UFAB) P/E Ratio Means?

This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … We'll look at Unique Fabricating, Inc.'s (NYSEMKT:UFAB) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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UFAB Company Info

Description

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 products, such as trim insulation, headliner insulation, fender acoustical pad, A/B/C pillar cover, dashboard seal, cup holder base, and under hood insulation products, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) seals; thermoformed and compression molded products, including HVAC air ducts, door water shields, evaporator liners, console bin mats and fender insulators, and others; and fusion molded products comprising interior mirror, body-in-white, cowl to hood, and cowl to fender seals. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and tiered suppliers in the automotive, appliance, water heater, and HVAC industries in North America. Unique Fabricating, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Details
Name: Unique Fabricating, Inc.
UFAB
Exchange: AMEX
Founded: 1975
$25,914,739
9,779,147
Website: http://www.uniquefab.com
Address: Unique Fabricating, Inc.
800 Standard Parkway,
Auburn Hills,
Michigan, 48326,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AMEX UFAB Common Stock NYSE MKT LLC US USD 01. Jul 2015
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,095
Unique Fabricating employees.
Industry
Auto Parts and Equipment
Automobiles
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/24 02:43
End of day share price update: 2019/07/23 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/24
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/09
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/30


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.