OTCPK:QEPC

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Executive Summary

Q.E.P. Co., Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of hardwood flooring, flooring installation tools, adhesives, and flooring related products for the professional installer and do-it-yourself markets. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Q.E.P's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.2%

QEPC

5.1%

US Consumer Durables

1.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-24.3%

QEPC

23.6%

US Consumer Durables

14.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: QEPC underperformed the US Consumer Durables industry which returned 23.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: QEPC underperformed the US Market which returned 14.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

QEPCIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.2%5.1%1.8%
30 Day36.5%2.1%0.04%
90 Day33.5%27.9%9.8%
1 Year-24.3%-24.3%25.1%23.6%16.7%14.2%
3 Year-47.6%-49.3%26.6%21.4%41.6%32.2%
5 Year-10.2%-13.1%48.2%39.2%90.9%69.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Q.E.P's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Q.E.P undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: QEPC ($13.99) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($105.68)

Significantly Below Fair Value: QEPC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: QEPC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Consumer Durables industry average.

PE vs Market: QEPC 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 QEPC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: QEPC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (1.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Q.E.P forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

19.5%

Forecasted Consumer Durables 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 Q.E.P 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 Q.E.P performed over the past 5 years?

-47.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: QEPC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: QEPC is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QEPC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 47.9% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: QEPC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Durables industry (15.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: QEPC has a negative Return on Equity (-16.01%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Q.E.P's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QEPC's short term assets ($118.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($88.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: QEPC's short term assets ($118.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($21.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: QEPC's debt to equity ratio (61.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: QEPC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 60.6% to 61.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: QEPC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (60%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if QEPC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Q.E.P current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QEPC'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 QEPC'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?

12.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Q.E.P has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Lewis Gould
Executive Chairman41.67yrsUS$540.43kno data
Leonard Gould
President & Director21.67yrsUS$297.54kno data
Mark Walter
Senior VP of Finance & CFO4.92yrsno datano data
Adam Morgan
Senior VP & General Counselno datano datano data
Jamie Clingan
Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing12.42yrsUS$142.59kno data
Brian Kura
Executive Vice President5.75yrsno datano data
Enos Brown
Senior Vice Presidentno datano datano data
Susan Gould
Corporate Secretary41.67yrsUS$109.36kno data
Paul Boyce
CEO of Europe Operationsno datano datano data
Terry Hirschman
President of China Operation14.83yrsno datano data

12.4yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: QEPC's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Lewis Gould
Executive Chairman41.67yrsUS$540.43kno data
Leonard Gould
President & Director21.67yrsUS$297.54kno data
Emil Vogel
Independent Director23.67yrsUS$86.47kno data
Robert Walters
Director13.67yrsUS$53.12kno data
James Hair
Director1.08yrsno datano data
George Markowsky
Independent Director3.25yrsno datano data

17.7yrs

Average Tenure

73yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: QEPC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.7 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Q.E.P. Co., Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Q.E.P. Co., Inc.
  • Ticker: QEPC
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1979
  • Industry: Household Appliances
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: US$43.915m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.14m
  • Website: https://www.qep.com

Location

  • Q.E.P. Co., Inc.
  • 1001 Broken Sound Parkway, NW
  • Suite A
  • Boca Raton
  • Florida
  • 33487
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
QEPCOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDSep 1996

Biography

Q.E.P. Co., Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of hardwood flooring, flooring installation tools, adhesives, and flooring related products for the professional installer and do-it-yourself ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/18 05:42
End of Day Share Price2020/09/17 00:00
Earnings2020/05/31
Annual Earnings2020/02/29


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.