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Universal Electronics

Nasdaq:UEIC
Snowflake Description

Moderate growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
UEIC
Nasdaq
$593M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Consumer Durables
Company description

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. The last earnings update was 41 days ago. More info.


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UEIC Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
4.2%
NasdaqGS:UEIC
0.9%
US Consumer Durables
1.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
43.3%
NasdaqGS:UEIC
2.6%
US Consumer Durables
2.3%
US Market
UEIC Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Universal Electronics (UEIC) 4.2% 1.9% 19.5% 43.3% -39.3% -10.9%
US Consumer Durables 0.9% 2% 6.7% 2.6% 37.8% 28.8%
US Market 1.2% 2% 2% 2.3% 37.9% 39.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • UEIC outperformed the Consumer Durables industry which returned 2.6% over the past year.
  • UEIC outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 2.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
UEIC
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

UEIC Value

 Is Universal Electronics 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 Universal Electronics 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 Universal Electronics.

NasdaqGS:UEIC Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8.8%
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 NasdaqGS:UEIC
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Consumer Durables Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.88
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.876 (1 + (1- 21%) (21.55%))
1.017
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.02
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.017 * 5.96%)
8.79%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:UEIC using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Universal Electronics 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.

NasdaqGS:UEIC DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.79%)
2019 30.74 Analyst x1 28.26
2020 31.89 Analyst x2 26.94
2021 32.96 Est @ 3.38% 25.60
2022 34.01 Est @ 3.18% 24.28
2023 35.05 Est @ 3.05% 23.00
2024 36.08 Est @ 2.95% 21.77
2025 37.12 Est @ 2.89% 20.58
2026 38.18 Est @ 2.84% 19.46
2027 39.25 Est @ 2.81% 18.39
2028 40.34 Est @ 2.78% 17.37
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $225.65
NasdaqGS:UEIC DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $40.34 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (8.79% – 2.73%)
$683.84
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $683.84 ÷ (1 + 8.79%)10
$294.48
NasdaqGS:UEIC Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $225.65 + $294.48
$520.12
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $520.12 / 13.86
$37.53
NasdaqGS:UEIC Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $37.53
Current discount Discount to share price of $42.78
= -1 x ($42.78 - $37.53) / $37.53
-14%

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

  • The current share price of Universal Electronics is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
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 Universal Electronics's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Universal Electronics's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:UEIC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $0.83
NasdaqGS:UEIC Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-06-19) in USD $42.78
United States of America Consumer Durables Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 50 Publicly-Listed Consumer Durables Companies 13.75x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,092 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.87x

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

** Primary Listing of Universal Electronics.

NasdaqGS:UEIC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:UEIC Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 42.78 ÷ 0.83

51.62x

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  • Universal Electronics is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average.
  • Universal Electronics is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Universal Electronics's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:UEIC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 51.62x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts
33.6%per year
United States of America Consumer Durables Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 37 Publicly-Listed Consumer Durables Companies 1.17x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,128 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.53x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:UEIC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 51.62x ÷ 33.6%

1.53x

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  • Universal Electronics is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Universal Electronics's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:UEIC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $19.13
NasdaqGS:UEIC Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-06-19) in USD $42.78
United States of America Consumer Durables Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 70 Publicly-Listed Consumer Durables Companies 1.37x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,246 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.8x
NasdaqGS:UEIC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:UEIC Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 42.78 ÷ 19.13

2.24x

* Primary Listing of Universal Electronics.

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

  • Universal Electronics is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Universal Electronics'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 Consumer Durables 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 Consumer Durables industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Universal Electronics has a total score of 0/6, 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.

UEIC Future Performance

 How is Universal Electronics expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 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
33.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Universal Electronics expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Universal Electronics's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Universal Electronics's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Universal Electronics's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:UEIC Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:UEIC Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts 33.6%
NasdaqGS:UEIC Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 4 Analysts 5.5%
United States of America Consumer Durables Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.9%
United States of America Consumer Durables Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.9%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*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
NasdaqGS:UEIC Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:UEIC Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 871 48 1
2021-12-31 821 42 1
2020-12-31 779 56 33 4
2019-12-31 742 45 19 3
NasdaqGS:UEIC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 700 20 12
2018-12-31 680 13 12
2018-09-30 691 15 6
2018-06-30 684 15 7
2018-03-31 699 10 -11
2017-12-31 696 9 -10
2017-09-30 675 5 10
2017-06-30 669 21 16
2017-03-31 662 34 18
2016-12-31 651 50 20
2016-09-30 653 42 26
2016-06-30 644 43 25

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Universal Electronics's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Universal Electronics's revenue is expected to grow by 5.5% 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
NasdaqGS:UEIC Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Universal Electronics Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:UEIC Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 3.86 3.86 3.86 1.00
2021-12-31 3.27 3.27 3.27 1.00
2020-12-31 2.44 2.76 2.20 3.00
2019-12-31 1.37 1.50 1.20 3.00
NasdaqGS:UEIC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 0.83
2018-12-31 0.85
2018-09-30 0.44
2018-06-30 0.49
2018-03-31 -0.77
2017-12-31 -0.72
2017-09-30 0.68
2017-06-30 1.09
2017-03-31 1.23
2016-12-31 1.41
2016-09-30 1.83
2016-06-30 1.71

*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 Universal Electronics will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Universal Electronics'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.
Universal Electronics 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.

UEIC Past Performance

  How has Universal Electronics 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 Universal Electronics's growth in the last year to its industry (Consumer Durables).
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.
  • Universal Electronics's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Universal Electronics has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • Universal Electronics has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US Consumer Durables industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Universal Electronics'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 Universal Electronics Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:UEIC Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 699.71 11.51 121.53 24.56
2018-12-31 680.24 11.92 120.35 23.82
2018-09-30 691.09 6.18 118.79 23.26
2018-06-30 684.03 6.95 121.79 23.08
2018-03-31 699.08 -11.03 126.67 21.97
2017-12-31 695.79 -10.32 127.08 21.42
2017-09-30 675.18 9.77 123.52 20.42
2017-06-30 668.71 15.85 119.15 19.96
2017-03-31 662.12 17.75 116.35 20.16
2016-12-31 651.37 20.35 112.38 19.85
2016-09-30 652.94 26.46 115.03 20.77
2016-06-30 644.22 24.92 111.44 19.95
2016-03-31 620.79 26.71 108.98 18.89
2015-12-31 602.83 29.17 112.49 18.14
2015-09-30 579.11 28.74 105.18 17.03
2015-06-30 566.43 33.34 107.26 17.11
2015-03-31 565.19 33.45 109.24 17.13
2014-12-31 562.33 32.53 108.65 16.98
2014-09-30 560.07 29.19 110.00 16.59
2014-06-30 554.68 26.94 108.67 16.56
2014-03-31 544.48 24.29 104.73 16.48
2013-12-31 529.35 22.96 102.86 16.45
2013-09-30 511.00 20.33 98.10 16.21
2013-06-30 493.49 18.56 95.68 15.55
2013-03-31 474.08 17.87 94.94 14.93
2012-12-31 463.09 16.55 93.08 14.15
2012-09-30 462.95 18.55 93.12 13.40
2012-06-30 461.61 18.78 91.59 12.74

*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.
  • Universal Electronics has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Universal Electronics used its assets less efficiently than the US Consumer Durables industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Universal Electronics's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Universal Electronics'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 Consumer Durables 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.
Universal Electronics has a total score of 0/6, 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.

UEIC Health

 How is Universal Electronics'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 Universal Electronics's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • 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.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Universal Electronics'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 covered by short term assets, assets are 3.7x 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 Universal Electronics Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGS:UEIC Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 265.17 127.78 44.90
2018-12-31 262.96 101.50 53.21
2018-09-30 272.21 103.50 42.00
2018-06-30 277.49 111.00 59.43
2018-03-31 263.53 141.00 40.23
2017-12-31 253.55 138.00 62.44
2017-09-30 285.62 114.00 48.56
2017-06-30 282.18 92.00 49.70
2017-03-31 276.27 88.00 62.65
2016-12-31 280.51 49.99 50.61
2016-09-30 289.34 35.00 48.14
2016-06-30 274.77 42.99 49.45
2016-03-31 266.55 57.99 56.08
2015-12-31 257.91 50.00 52.97
2015-09-30 259.06 47.00 64.31
2015-06-30 298.64 12.04 82.16
2015-03-31 316.44 0.00 97.10
2014-12-31 315.62 0.00 112.52
2014-09-30 309.01 0.00 98.96
2014-06-30 297.52 0.00 87.64
2014-03-31 299.06 0.00 90.40
2013-12-31 291.27 0.00 76.17
2013-09-30 280.57 0.00 44.60
2013-06-30 263.88 0.00 49.75
2013-03-31 253.02 0.00 28.72
2012-12-31 250.65 0.00 44.59
2012-09-30 247.34 6.90 41.22
2012-06-30 238.91 13.00 30.69
  • Universal Electronics's level of debt (40.2%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 40.2% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 0.7x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Universal Electronics'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. Universal Electronics 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.

UEIC Dividends

 What is Universal Electronics'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
0%
Current annual income from Universal Electronics dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Universal Electronics shares you are expected to receive $0 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?
  • 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.
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
NasdaqGS:UEIC 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 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Consumer Durables Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 20 Stocks 2.2%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2011 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 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

NasdaqGS:UEIC Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

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

  • 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
What portion of Universal Electronics's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • 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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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Universal Electronics'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 Universal Electronics afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Universal Electronics has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


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

UEIC Management

 What is the CEO of Universal Electronics'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
Paul Arling
COMPENSATION $2,353,020
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 18.7 years
CEO Bio

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 September 1998 to May 2001 and September 1998 to October 2000 respectively. He served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 1996 to August 31, 1998. From 1993 to May 1996, he served in various capacities at LESCO, Inc. with the most recent being Acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior to LESCO, he worked for Imperial Wall coverings (a manufacturer and distributor of wall covering products) as Director of Planning and The Michael Allen Company (a strategic management consulting company) where he was employed as a management consultant. He has been the Chairman of Universal Electronics Inc. since July 2001. He has been an Independent Director of Milestone AV Technologies Inc., since September 2007. He has been a Director of Universal Electronics Inc., since August 1996. Mr. Arling holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

CEO Compensation
  • Paul's compensation has increased in line with Universal Electronics recently becoming profitable.
  • Paul's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Universal Electronics management team in years:

7.4
Average Tenure
56
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Universal Electronics management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Paul Arling

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
56
TENURE
18.7 yrs

Bryan Hackworth

TITLE
CFO & Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$952K
AGE
48
TENURE
12.8 yrs

David Chong

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Asia
COMPENSATION
$738K
AGE
56

Menno Koopmans

TITLE
Senior VP & MD of EMEA
COMPENSATION
$567K
AGE
42
TENURE
5.4 yrs

Lou Hughes

TITLE
Strategic Advisor to the CEO
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
52
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Joseph Miketo

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Manufacturing & Operations
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Rick Firehammer

TITLE
Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$726K
AGE
60
TENURE
25.7 yrs

Norm Sheridan

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Engineering
AGE
56

Ramzi Ammari

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning & Strategy
TENURE
9.4 yrs

Stephen Gutman

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Subscription Broadcast Unit - Americas
TENURE
4.4 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Universal Electronics board of directors in years:

16.8
Average Tenure
65
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.
Board of Directors

Bill Mulligan

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$233K
AGE
65
TENURE
27.4 yrs

Paul Arling

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
56
TENURE
17.9 yrs

J. Sparkman

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$236K
AGE
86
TENURE
21.4 yrs

Ed Zinser

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$231K
AGE
60
TENURE
12.7 yrs

Satjiv Chahil

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$228K
AGE
68
TENURE
16.8 yrs

Gregory Stapleton

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$224K
AGE
72
TENURE
11.2 yrs

Carl Vogel

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$221K
AGE
61
TENURE
9.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Universal Electronics insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
13. Jun 19 Sell J. Sparkman Individual 12. Jun 19 12. Jun 19 -2,000 $40.51 $-81,010
11. Jun 19 Sell Cheung Chong Individual 11. Jun 19 11. Jun 19 -2,000 $41.05 $-82,099
16. May 19 Sell Menno Koopmans Individual 16. May 19 16. May 19 -1,505 $43.56 $-65,558
15. May 19 Sell J. Sparkman Individual 08. May 19 08. May 19 -1,000 $44.63 $-44,629
08. Mar 19 Sell Cheung Chong Individual 08. Mar 19 08. Mar 19 -2,000 $31.88 $-63,760
27. Feb 19 Sell Richard Firehammer Individual 26. Feb 19 26. Feb 19 -1,011 $33.61 $-33,980
03. Dec 18 Sell Cheung Chong Individual 03. Dec 18 03. Dec 18 -1,523 $35.00 $-53,305
30. Nov 18 Sell Cheung Chong Individual 30. Nov 18 30. Nov 18 -3,477 $35.00 $-121,695
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Management checks
We assess Universal Electronics'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. Universal Electronics 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.

UEIC News

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UEIC Company Info

Description

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. The company offers universal infrared and radio frequency (RF) remote controls; integrated circuits on which its software and universal device control database is embedded; and software, firmware, and technology solutions that enable devices, including televisions, set-top boxes, audio systems, smartphones, tablets, game controllers, and other consumer electronic devices to wirelessly connect and interact with home networks, as well as interactive services to control and deliver digital entertainment and information. It also provides proprietary and standards-based RF sensors designed for residential security, safety, and automation applications; AV accessories; and wall-mount and handheld thermostat controllers, and connected accessories for intelligent energy management systems. In addition, the company licenses intellectual property comprising its patented technologies, trademarks, and database of home connectivity software and control codes. It serves cable and satellite television service providers, and original equipment manufacturers; software development companies; subscription broadcasting providers; hospitality system integrators; and retail, private label, pro-security installation, and personal computing companies. The company sells its products in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Latin America, the People’s Republic of China, various countries in Asia, and internationally under the One For All and Nevo brands. Universal Electronics Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Details
Name: Universal Electronics Inc.
UEIC
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1986
$592,905,174
13,859,401
Website: http://www.uei.com
Address: Universal Electronics Inc.
Scottsdale Quarter,
Suite H300,
Scottsdale,
Arizona, 85254,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS UEIC Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 12. Feb 1993
DB UE1 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 12. Feb 1993
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
3,707
Universal Electronics employees.
Industry
Consumer Electronics
Consumer Durables
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/06/19 23:47
End of day share price update: 2019/06/19 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/06/03
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/09
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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.