NasdaqGS:UEIC

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Executive Summary

Universal Electronics Inc. develops and manufactures pre-programmed and universal control products, audio-video (AV) accessories, and intelligent wireless security and smart home products for home entertainment, automation, and security systems.

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Fundamentals

Adequate balance sheet with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.6%

NasdaqGS:UEIC

3.1%

US Consumer Durables

2.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

4.3%

NasdaqGS:UEIC

8.8%

US Consumer Durables

-0.04%

US Market

UEIC underperformed the Consumer Durables industry which returned 7.1% over the past year.

UEIC outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 0.2% over the past year.


Share holder returns

UEICIndustryMarket
7 Day2.6%3.1%2.1%
30 Day8.9%3.5%-3.2%
90 Day8.6%4.3%2.8%
1 Year4.3%4.3%10.2%8.8%2.2%-0.04%
3 Year-41.2%-41.2%36.6%32.6%41.5%32.3%
5 Year-17.4%-17.4%32.3%24.0%55.0%37.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

>50%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Universal Electronics's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).

Universal Electronics's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Universal Electronics is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Consumer Durables industry average.

Universal Electronics is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Universal Electronics, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Universal Electronics is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Universal Electronics expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

52.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Universal Electronics's revenue is expected to grow by 4.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Universal Electronics's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Universal Electronics's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

Universal Electronics's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Universal Electronics's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Universal Electronics is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).


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Past Performance

How has Universal Electronics performed over the past 5 years?

-39.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Universal Electronics does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.

Unable to compare Universal Electronics's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.

Unable to compare Universal Electronics's 1-year growth to the US Consumer Durables industry average as it is not currently profitable.


Return on Equity

It is difficult to establish if Universal Electronics has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.


Return on Assets

It is difficult to establish if Universal Electronics has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.


Return on Capital Employed

It is difficult to establish if Universal Electronics improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.


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Financial Health

How is Universal Electronics's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Universal Electronics is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Universal Electronics's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Universal Electronics's level of debt (36.4%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).

Unable to establish if Universal Electronics's debt level has increased without past 5-year debt data.

Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (38.9%, greater than 20% of total debt).

Universal Electronics is making a loss, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 4.1x debt.


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Dividend

What is Universal Electronics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Universal Electronics's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Universal Electronics's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Universal Electronics has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Universal Electronics's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Universal Electronics has not reported any payouts.


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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Management

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

7.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Paul Arling (57yo)

18.8yrs

Tenure

US$2,353,020

Compensation

Mr. Paul D. Arling has been the Chief Executive Officer of Universal Electronics Inc. since October 2000. Mr. Arling served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Electronics Inc. from S ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Paul's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Paul's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.


Management Age and Tenure

7.6yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Universal Electronics management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.


Board Age and Tenure

17.0yrs

Average Tenure

66yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Universal Electronics board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.


Insider Trading

Universal Electronics individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$350,27614 Aug 19
William Mulligan
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares7,811
Max PriceUS$44.84
SellUS$81,01013 Jun 19
J. Sparkman
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$40.51
SellUS$82,09911 Jun 19
Cheung Chong
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Executive Vice President of Asia
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$41.05
SellUS$65,55816 May 19
Menno Koopmans
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Senior VP & MD of EMEA
Shares1,505
Max PriceUS$43.56
SellUS$44,62915 May 19
J. Sparkman
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$44.63
SellUS$63,76008 Mar 19
Cheung Chong
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Executive Vice President of Asia
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$31.88
SellUS$33,98027 Feb 19
Richard Firehammer
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Legal Officer
Senior VP
Shares1,011
Max PriceUS$33.61
SellUS$53,30503 Dec 18
Cheung Chong
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Executive Vice President of Asia
Shares1,523
Max PriceUS$35.00
SellUS$121,69530 Nov 18
Cheung Chong
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Executive Vice President of Asia
Shares3,477
Max PriceUS$35.00

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Paul Arling (57yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 18.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.35m
  • Rick Firehammer (61yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 25.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$725.52k
  • Lou Hughes (53yo)

    Strategic Advisor to the CEO

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.34m
  • Joseph Miketo

    Senior Vice President of Manufacturing & Operations

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
  • Norm Sheridan (57yo)

    Senior Vice President of Engineering

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Bryan Hackworth (49yo)

    CFO & Senior VP

    • Tenure: 13.0yrs
    • Compensation: US$951.93k
  • David Chong (57yo)

    Executive Vice President of Asia

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
    • Compensation: US$738.23k
  • Ramzi Ammari

    Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning & Strategy

    • Tenure: 9.6yrs
  • Stephen Gutman

    Senior Vice President of Subscription Broadcast Unit - Americas

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
  • Menno Koopmans (43yo)

    Senior VP & MD of EMEA

    • Tenure: 5.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$567.29k

Board Members

  • Bill Mulligan (66yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 27.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$232.50k
  • Gregory Stapleton (73yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 11.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$223.50k
  • Paul Arling (57yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 18.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.35m
  • Ed Zinser (61yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 12.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$231.13k
  • Carl Vogel (62yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$220.50k
  • Satjiv Chahil (69yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 17.0yrs
    • Compensation: US$227.50k
  • J. Sparkman (87yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 21.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$235.63k

Company Information

Universal Electronics Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Universal Electronics Inc.
  • Ticker: UEIC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: US$625.121m
  • Shares outstanding: 13.88m
  • Website: https://www.uei.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Universal Electronics Inc.
  • Scottsdale Quarter
  • Suite H300
  • Scottsdale
  • Arizona
  • 85254
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
UEICNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 1993
UE1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURFeb 1993

Biography

Universal Electronics Inc. develops and manufactures pre-programmed and universal control products, audio-video (AV) accessories, and intelligent wireless security and smart home products for home entertai ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/22 23:44
End of Day Share Price2019/08/22 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.