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Executive Summary

Collectors Universe, Inc. provides authentication, grading, and related services to dealers, collectors, and retail buyers and sellers of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, and historical and sports memorabilia in the United States. More Details


Trading at 18.6% below our estimate of its fair value

Earnings grew by 14.5% over the past year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for CLCT from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with solid track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Collectors Universe's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CLCT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CLCT's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Consumer Services


US Market

1 Year Return




US Consumer Services


US Market

Return vs Industry: CLCT exceeded the US Consumer Services industry which returned 36.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CLCT exceeded the US Market which returned 24.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.2%10.0%-2.7%
30 Day20.9%14.5%1.8%
90 Day60.7%19.7%16.4%
1 Year282.8%274.4%38.0%37.5%23.9%21.2%
3 Year265.7%230.1%62.4%56.5%43.7%34.2%
5 Year657.9%498.9%220.0%199.9%124.3%99.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Collectors Universe 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: CLCT ($91.51) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($112.41)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CLCT is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CLCT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (62.7x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (25.4x).

PE vs Market: CLCT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (62.7x) compared to the US market (21.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CLCT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CLCT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (28.1x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (2.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Collectors Universe forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Consumer 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 Collectors Universe 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 Collectors Universe performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CLCT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CLCT's current net profit margins (14.7%) are lower than last year (15.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CLCT's earnings have grown by 9.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CLCT's earnings growth over the past year (14.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (9.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CLCT earnings growth over the past year (14.5%) exceeded the Consumer Services industry 4.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CLCT's Return on Equity (43.4%) is considered outstanding.

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Financial Health

How is Collectors Universe's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CLCT's short term assets ($43.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($24.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: CLCT's short term assets ($43.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($9.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CLCT's debt to equity ratio (5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if CLCT's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CLCT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1768.2%).

Interest Coverage: CLCT earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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What is Collectors Universe current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CLCT's dividend (0.76%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.39%).

High Dividend: CLCT's dividend (0.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.87%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CLCT's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CLCT's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (48%), CLCT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


Joe Orlando (49 yo)





Mr. Joseph J. Orlando, also known as Joe, has been Chief Executive Officer of Collectors Universe Inc. since October 9, 2017 and President since 2018. Mr. Orlando joined Collectors Universe Inc. since 1999...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Joe's total compensation ($USD1.62M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.37M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Joe's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Board Members

Joseph Orlando
$ 1.4m
Albert Moyer
Independent Chairman of the Board0.33yrUS$131.00k0.67%
$ 5.6m
Bruce Stevens
Independent Director14.08yrsUS$178.00k0.47%
$ 3.9m
Kate Duchene
Independent Director0.33yrno data0.010%
$ 87.0k
Vina Leite
Independent Director0.33yrno data0.010%
$ 87.0k
Jennifer Leuer
Independent Director0.33yrno data0.0095%
$ 78.3k
Lorraine Bardeen
Independent Director0.33yrno data0.0095%
$ 78.3k
Jon Sullivan
Independent Director0.33yrno data0.010%
$ 87.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CLCT's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Collectors Universe, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Collectors Universe, Inc.
  • Ticker: CLCT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Specialized Consumer Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$828.958m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.06m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Collectors Universe, Inc.
  • 1610 East Saint Andrew Place
  • Santa Ana
  • California
  • 92705
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CLCTNasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 1999


Collectors Universe, Inc. provides authentication, grading, and related services to dealers, collectors, and retail buyers and sellers of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, and historical and...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/28 00:31
End of Day Share Price2021/01/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/06/30

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.