United-Guardian, Inc. manufactures and markets cosmetic ingredients, pharmaceuticals, medical lubricants, and specialty industrial products in the United States and internationally. More Details
Flawless balance sheet and good value.
Share Price & News
How has United-Guardian's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: UG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Personal Products
1 Year Return
US Personal Products
Return vs Industry: UG underperformed the US Personal Products industry which returned 9.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UG underperformed the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is United-Guardian's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StUnited-Guardian's (NASDAQ:UG) Shareholders Are Down 15% On Their Shares
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWe Think United-Guardian's (NASDAQ:UG) Statutory Profit Might Understate Its Earnings Potential
1 month ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Aren't Entirely Convinced About United-Guardian, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:UG) Earnings
Is United-Guardian 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: UG ($14.73) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($22.16)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UG is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.3x) compared to the US Personal Products industry average (19.8x).
PE vs Market: UG is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.3x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate UG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.3x) compared to the US Personal Products industry average (2.3x).
How is United-Guardian forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Household 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 United-Guardian 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.
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How has United-Guardian performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: UG's current net profit margins (33.1%) are lower than last year (33.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UG's earnings have grown by 3.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UG's earnings growth over the past year (5.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: UG earnings growth over the past year (5.7%) underperformed the Personal Products industry 7.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: UG's Return on Equity (41.5%) is considered outstanding.
How is United-Guardian's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UG's short term assets ($12.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: UG's short term assets ($12.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($124.9K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UG is debt free.
Reducing Debt: UG has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UG has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: UG has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is United-Guardian current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UG's dividend (5.7%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).
High Dividend: UG's dividend (5.7%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.67%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UG's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UG's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (100.4%), UG's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Ken Globus (68 yo)
Mr. Kenneth H. Globus, also known as Ken, has been the Chairman at United-Guardian Inc. since September 2009 and its Chief Executive Officer since December 2006. Mr. Globus has been President and General C ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ken's total compensation ($USD438.79K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD589.01K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ken's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CFO, Treasurer||2.42yrs||US$124.21k||no data|
|Senior Vice President||0.50yr||US$216.25k||0.0070% |
|VP, R&D Manager and Director of Technical Services||2.58yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: UG's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||23.5yrs||US$34.50k||0.27% |
|Independent Director||26.67yrs||US$47.50k||0.087% |
|Independent Director||17.92yrs||US$31.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||4.58yrs||US$29.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: UG's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.9 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
United-Guardian, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: United-Guardian, Inc.
- Ticker: UG
- Exchange: NasdaqGM
- Founded: 1942
- Industry: Personal Products
- Sector: Household
- Market Cap: US$67.674m
- Shares outstanding: 4.59m
- Website: https://www.u-g.com
Number of Employees
- United-Guardian, Inc.
- 230 Marcus Boulevard
- PO Box 18050
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|UG||NasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1980|
United-Guardian, Inc. manufactures and markets cosmetic ingredients, pharmaceuticals, medical lubricants, and specialty industrial products in the United States and internationally. It offers cosmetic ingr ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/23 00:37|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/22 00:00|
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.