Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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


Trading at 61.1% below its fair value

Earnings grew by 108.4% over the past year

Risk Analysis

Unstable dividend track record

Snowflake Analysis

Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet.

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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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

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 35% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CLCT exceeded the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-4.9%1.1%1.5%
30 Day2.3%2.8%1.4%
90 Day-8.5%18.7%8.7%
1 Year64.9%60.3%35.4%35.0%22.7%20.1%
3 Year25.3%10.2%124.0%113.8%50.1%40.5%
5 Year44.7%10.0%197.1%163.5%73.1%54.1%

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 ($25.39) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($65.24)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CLCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.1x) compared to the Consumer Services industry average (25.6x).

PE vs Market: CLCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.1x) compared to the US market (18.4x).

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 (10.4x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (2.2x).

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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 (16%) are higher than last year (8.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CLCT's earnings have grown by 4.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CLCT's earnings growth over the past year (108.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (4.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CLCT earnings growth over the past year (108.4%) exceeded the Consumer Services industry 14.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CLCT's Return on Equity (55.6%) is considered outstanding.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Collectors Universe's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CLCT's short term assets ($28.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($15.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: CLCT's short term assets ($28.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($11.7M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CLCT's debt to equity ratio (9.1%) 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 (925.2%).

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

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CLCT has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: CLCT's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 13.8x debt).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: CLCT's dividend (2.76%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).

High Dividend: CLCT's dividend (2.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).

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 (49.8%), 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 (48yo)





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 served as President of Professional Sports ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Joe's total compensation ($USD1.04M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.11M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Joe's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Board Members

Joseph Orlando
President2.3yrsUS$1.04m0.20% $460.7k
Albert Moyer
Independent Director17.1yrsUS$131.00k0.70% $1.6m
Joseph Martin
Independent Director7.1yrsUS$122.00k0.17% $405.1k
Bruce Stevens
Independent Chairman of the Board2.2yrsUS$176.50k0.47% $1.1m
Deborah Farrington
Independent Director16.4yrsUS$126.50k0.19% $446.5k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CLCT's board of directors are considered experienced (7.1 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

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$234.553m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.24m
  • 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 and grading services to dealers and collectors of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, and historical and sports memorabilia in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Coins, Trading Cards, and Autographs and Other Collectibles. It also publishes magazines that provide market prices and information for various collectibles and high-value assets that are accessible on its Websites. In addition, the company sells advertising; operates an online market for graded collectible coins for dealers on subscription basis; and promotes, manages, and operates the Long Beach Coin shows. It serves dealers, collectors, and retail buyers and sellers of collectibles. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/16 23:51
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/06/30

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.