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Executive Summary

UrtheCast Corp., a technology company, provides information-rich products and services to geospatial and geoanalytics markets.


Snowflake Analysis

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

8.7%

LFDE.F

1.0%

US Professional Services

0.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

-47.1%

LFDE.F

16.2%

US Professional Services

18.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LFDE.F underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 16.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LFDE.F underperformed the US Market which returned 18.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LFDE.FIndustryMarket
7 Day8.7%1.0%0.5%
30 Day-10.5%8.8%4.9%
90 Day-34.0%24.8%19.8%
1 Year-47.1%-47.1%17.1%16.2%21.2%18.7%
3 Year-93.3%-93.3%59.4%54.6%46.2%36.8%
5 Year-96.3%-96.3%100.8%90.2%85.3%65.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether UrtheCast is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as UrtheCast has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of LFDE.F'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.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don't know where to start, we recommend reading through UrtheCast regulatory filings here.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Commercial Services industry.

Future Growth

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

26.3%

Forecasted Commercial Services 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 UrtheCast 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 SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has UrtheCast performed over the past 5 years?

-10.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LFDE.F is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LFDE.F is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LFDE.F is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 10% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: LFDE.F is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (0.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LFDE.F's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is UrtheCast's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LFDE.F has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: LFDE.F has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LFDE.F has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: LFDE.F's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: LFDE.F has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: LFDE.F has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 7.2% each year.


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Dividend

What is UrtheCast current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LFDE.F'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 LFDE.F's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LFDE.F'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?

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Don Osborne (60 yo)

2.08yrs

Tenure

CA$797,273

Compensation

Mr. Donald F. Osborne, also known as Don, has been the President of Information Systems Group since June 2014. Mr. Osborne served as Director of 5N Plus Inc. since May 2, 2018 until May 20, 2020 and until ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Don's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD589.02K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Donald Osborne
President2.08yrsCA$797.27k0.19%
CA$ 15.8k
George Tyc
Co-Founder & CTO16.58yrsCA$357.17k0.50%
CA$ 40.9k
Wade Larson
Co-Founder & Executive VP of Business Developmentno dataCA$573.07kno data
Sai Chu
Chief Financial Officer3.42yrsCA$512.53k0.22%
CA$ 18.0k
Jeffrey Rath
Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance & Strategyno dataCA$544.61kno data
Christine Berka
Vice President of Human Resources0.67yrno datano data
Dave Gebhardt
Senior Vice President of Data Analytics0.67yrno datano data
Alfred Law
Vice President of International Businessno datano datano data
Issa Nakhleh
Consultant3.42yrsCA$544.41kno data

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

54.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: LFDE.F's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Donald Osborne
President2.08yrsCA$797.27k0.19%
CA$ 15.8k
Mark Piegza
Independent Director2.25yrsCA$203.04k0.39%
CA$ 31.5k
Peter Marino
Member of Advisory Board5.58yrsno datano data
Jeffrey Manber
Member of Advisory Board5.58yrsno datano data
James Topham
Independent Director5.25yrsCA$264.25k0.39%
CA$ 32.1k
Sunil Sharma
Member of Advisory Board5.58yrsno datano data
William Evans
Independent Chairman of the Board1.25yrsCA$237.75k0.47%
CA$ 37.9k
Michele Quaid
Member of Advisory Board5.58yrsno datano data
Pirmin Luond
Director1.58yrsno data1.89%
CA$ 154.0k

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

73.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LFDE.F's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

UrtheCast Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: UrtheCast Corp.
  • Ticker: LFDE.F
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: CA$10.740m
  • Listing Market Cap: CA$8.131m
  • Shares outstanding: 143.20m
  • Website: https://www.urthecast.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • UrtheCast Corp.
  • 1055 Canada Place
  • Suite 33
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V6C 0C3
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LFDE.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJun 2013
70LADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJun 2013
URTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADJun 2013

Biography

UrtheCast Corp., a technology company, provides information-rich products and services to geospatial and geoanalytics markets. The company operates Earth observation optical sensors in space, including two ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/14 13:00
End of Day Share Price2020/08/13 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.