OTCPK:UBLX.F

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

u-blox Holding AG provides positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide.

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Fundamentals

Excellent balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has u-blox Holding's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.4%

OTCPK:UBLX.F

0.4%

US Semiconductor

0.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

n/a

OTCPK:UBLX.F

10.7%

US Semiconductor

1.9%

US Market

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Share holder returns

UBLX.FIndustryMarket
7 Day6.4%0.4%0.8%
30 Day0.6%7.8%3.4%
90 Day11.5%12.6%2.1%
1 Yearn/a12.7%10.7%4.2%1.9%
3 Yearn/a84.2%73.5%46.7%37.2%
5 Yearn/a124.2%101.4%62.3%44.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is u-blox Holding's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is u-blox Holding undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

22.91x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

u-blox Holding's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a moderate discount (< 20%).

u-blox Holding's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

u-blox Holding is good value based on earnings compared to the US Semiconductor industry average.

u-blox Holding is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

u-blox Holding is poor value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

u-blox Holding is good value based on assets compared to the US Semiconductor industry average.


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Future Growth

How is u-blox Holding expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

20.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

u-blox Holding's revenue is expected to grow by 8.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

u-blox Holding's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

u-blox Holding's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

u-blox Holding's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

u-blox Holding's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

u-blox Holding is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).


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Past Performance

How has u-blox Holding performed over the past 5 years?

5.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

u-blox Holding's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.

u-blox Holding's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.

u-blox Holding's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Semiconductor industry average.


Return on Equity

u-blox Holding has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

u-blox Holding used its assets less efficiently than the US Semiconductor industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

u-blox Holding's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is u-blox Holding's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

u-blox Holding is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

u-blox Holding's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

u-blox Holding's level of debt (34.2%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (10.5% vs 34.2% today).

Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (46.7%, greater than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 4.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.2x debt.


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Dividend

What is u-blox Holding's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.46%

Expected Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

u-blox Holding's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.43%).

u-blox Holding's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.67%).

u-blox Holding has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).

Dividend payments have increased, but u-blox Holding only paid a dividend in the past 7 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.1x coverage).


Future Payout to Shareholders

Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2.1x coverage).


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Management

What is the CEO of u-blox Holding's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

1.4yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Thomas Seiler (62yo)

12yrs

Tenure

CHF1,119,332

Compensation

Mr. Thomas Seiler has been the Chief Executive Officer at u-blox AG since 2002. Mr. Seiler has been the Chief Executive Officer of u-blox Holding AG since 2007 and served as its Head of Sales and Marketing ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Thomas's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Thomas's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Board Age and Tenure

1.4yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the u-blox Holding board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Jean-Pierre Wyss (49yo)

    Executive VP of Production & Logistics and Executive Director

    • Tenure: 12yrs
    • Compensation: CHF718.26k
  • Thomas Seiler (62yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 12yrs
    • Compensation: CHF1.12m
  • Roland Jud (52yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 8.1yrs
    • Compensation: CHF681.21k
  • Markus Schaefer

    Executive Director of Global Marketing & Sales

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Jean-Pierre Wyss (49yo)

    Executive VP of Production & Logistics and Executive Director

    • Tenure: 12yrs
    • Compensation: CHF718.26k
  • Gina Domanig (56yo)

    Vice President of the Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: CHF112.16k
  • Thomas Seiler (62yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 12yrs
    • Compensation: CHF1.12m
  • Ulrich Looser (62yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: CHF68.81k
  • André Müller (66yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: CHF140.77k
  • Annette Rinck

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs
  • Markus Borchert

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs

Company Information

u-blox Holding AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: u-blox Holding AG
  • Ticker: UBLX.F
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Semiconductors
  • Sector: Semiconductors
  • Market Cap: CHF531.614m
  • Listing Market Cap: CHF535.286m
  • Shares outstanding: 6.92m
  • Website: https://www.u-blox.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • u-blox Holding AG
  • Zürcherstrasse 68
  • Thalwil
  • Zurich
  • 8800
  • Switzerland

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
UBXNSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesRegistered SharesCHCHFOct 2007
3BGDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesRegistered SharesDEEUROct 2007
UBLX.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesRegistered SharesUSUSDOct 2007
0QNILSE (London Stock Exchange)YesRegistered SharesGBCHFOct 2007

Biography

u-blox Holding AG provides positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide. Its solutions enable people, vehicles, and machines to locate  ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/09/18 00:53
End of Day Share Price2019/09/13 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.