UEIC Stock Overview
Universal Electronics Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells pre-programmed and universal control products, audio-video (AV) accessories, and intelligent wireless security and smart home products for video services, consumer electronics, security, home automation, climate control, and home appliance markets.
No risks detected for UEIC from our risk checks.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$19.67|
|52 Week High||US$50.53|
|52 Week Low||US$18.18|
|1 Month Change||-7.26%|
|3 Month Change||-24.38%|
|1 Year Change||-60.51%|
|3 Year Change||-59.50%|
|5 Year Change||-69.74%|
|Change since IPO||131.41%|
Recent News & Updates
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|UEIC||US Consumer Durables||US Market|
Return vs Industry: UEIC underperformed the US Consumer Durables industry which returned -33.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UEIC underperformed the US Market which returned -23.2% over the past year.
|UEIC Average Weekly Movement||6.2%|
|Consumer Durables Industry Average Movement||6.1%|
|Market Average Movement||6.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: UEIC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UEIC's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Universal Electronics Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells pre-programmed and universal control products, audio-video (AV) accessories, and intelligent wireless security and smart home products for video services, consumer electronics, security, home automation, climate control, and home appliance markets. The company offers universal radio frequency (RF) and infrared remote controls primarily for sale to video service providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), retailers, and private label customers; integrated circuits on which its software and universal device control database is embedded for sale to OEMs, video service providers, and private label customers; and software, firmware, and technology solutions that enable devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes, audio systems, smart speakers, game consoles, and other consumer electronic and smart home devices to connect and interact with home networks and interactive services to control and deliver home entertainment, smart home services, and device or system information. It also provides cloud-services that support its embedded software and hardware solutions; intellectual property that the company licenses principally to OEMs and video service providers; RF sensors for residential security, safety, and home automation applications; wall-mount and handheld thermostat controllers and connected accessories for intelligent energy management systems, primarily to OEM customers, as well as hotels and hospitality system integrators; and AV accessories to consumers, including universal remote controls, television wall mounts, and stands and digital television antennas.
Universal Electronics Fundamentals Summary
|UEIC fundamental statistics|
Is UEIC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|UEIC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$411.15m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.57|
|Net Profit Margin||-1.26%|
How did UEIC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is UEIC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Sales vs Peers
Price-To-Sales vs Industry
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for UEIC?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is UEIC's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does UEIC's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|UEIC PS Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PS||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
VOXX VOXX International
SNPO Snap One Holdings
UEIC Universal Electronics
Price-To-Sales vs Peers: UEIC is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.4x) compared to the peer average (8.2x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does UEIC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Consumer Durables Industry?
Price-To-Sales vs Industry: UEIC is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.4x) compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (0.5x)
Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is UEIC's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PS Ratio||0.4x|
|Fair PS Ratio||0.4x|
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: UEIC is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.4x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of UEIC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: UEIC ($19.67) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($20.05)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UEIC is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is Universal Electronics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UEIC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: UEIC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: UEIC is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: UEIC's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UEIC's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if UEIC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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How has Universal Electronics performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UEIC is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: UEIC is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UEIC is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 19.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare UEIC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: UEIC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Durables industry (30.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: UEIC has a negative Return on Equity (-2.72%), as it is currently unprofitable.
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How is Universal Electronics's financial position?
Financial Health Score4/6
Financial Health Score 4/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UEIC's short term assets ($348.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($233.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: UEIC's short term assets ($348.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($17.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UEIC's net debt to equity ratio (12.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: UEIC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 32.7% to 33.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UEIC's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.6%).
Interest Coverage: UEIC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17.2x coverage).
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What is Universal Electronics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Universal Electronics Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Universal Electronics)||n/a|
|Market Bottom 25% (US)||1.7%|
|Market Top 25% (US)||4.7%|
|Industry Average (Consumer Durables)||2.9%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Universal Electronics)||n/a|
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate UEIC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate UEIC'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 UEIC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if UEIC's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as UEIC has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Paul Arling (60 yo)
Mr. Paul D. Arling has been the Chief Executive Officer of Universal Electronics Inc. since October 2000. He joined Universal Electronics Inc. in May 1996 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Arling served as t...
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Paul Arling's Compensation vs Universal Electronics Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||US$3m||US$830k|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||US$4m||US$830k|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||US$4m||US$830k|
|Sep 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||US$2m||US$830k|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||US$2m||US$830k|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||US$2m||US$794k|
|Sep 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2015||US$3m||US$580k|
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD2.96M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.69M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: UEIC's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: UEIC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 16 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
|22 Feb 22||BuyUS$206,991||William Mulligan||Individual||6,500||US$31.84|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Universal Electronics Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Universal Electronics Inc.
- Ticker: UEIC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1986
- Industry: Consumer Electronics
- Sector: Consumer Durables
- Implied Market Cap: US$248.902m
- Shares outstanding: 12.65m
- Website: https://www.uei.com
Number of Employees
- Universal Electronics Inc.
- Scottsdale Quarter
- Suite H300
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|UEIC||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1993|
|UE1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 1993|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/02 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 00:00|
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.