Quest Patent Research Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an intellectual property asset management company in the United States.
Slightly overvalued with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Quest Patent Research's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: QPRC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: QPRC underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 14.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QPRC underperformed the US Market which returned 16.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Quest Patent Research's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Quest Patent Research undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: QPRC ($0.01) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($0.21)
Significantly Below Fair Value: QPRC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: QPRC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Professional Services industry average.
PE vs Market: QPRC 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 QPRC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: QPRC has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Professional Services industry average.
How is Quest Patent Research forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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 Quest Patent Research 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.
- Take a look at our analysis of QPRC’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.
- While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on theOTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access Quest Patent Research's filings and announcementshere.
- Explore growth companies in the Commercial Services industry.
How has Quest Patent Research performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: QPRC is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: QPRC is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QPRC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 33.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare QPRC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: QPRC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (1.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: QPRC's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is Quest Patent Research's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: QPRC has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: QPRC 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: QPRC has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: QPRC's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
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: Whilst unprofitable QPRC has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: QPRC is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 16.3% per year.
What is Quest Patent Research current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate QPRC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate QPRC'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 QPRC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QPRC'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 QPRC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Jon Scahill (44 yo)
Mr. Jon C. Scahill has been Chief Executive Officer of Quest Patent Research Corporation since January 2014 and has been its Secretary since April 2014. Mr. Scahill has been President at Quest Patent Resea ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jon's total compensation ($USD300.00K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD594.10K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jon's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Quest Patent Research Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Quest Patent Research Corporation
- Ticker: QPRC
- Exchange: OTCPK
- Founded: 1986
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$3.964m
- Shares outstanding: 383.04m
- Website: https://www.qprc.com
Number of Employees
- Quest Patent Research Corporation
- 411 Theodore Fremd Avenue
- Suite 206S
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|QPRC||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 1994|
Quest Patent Research Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an intellectual property asset management company in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Intellectual Pro ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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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.