OTCPK:UBLX.F

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with moderate 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

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

UBLX.F

1.0%

US Semiconductor

0.09%

US Market


1 Year Return

-30.1%

UBLX.F

36.5%

US Semiconductor

12.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: UBLX.F underperformed the US Semiconductor industry which returned 36.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UBLX.F underperformed the US Market which returned 12.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

UBLX.FIndustryMarket
7 Day0%1.0%0.09%
30 Day-22.6%-0.9%-1.6%
90 Day-22.6%8.9%7.9%
1 Year-30.1%-30.1%39.0%36.5%15.2%12.6%
3 Year-68.6%-68.6%81.3%71.9%38.9%29.6%
5 Yearn/a243.8%210.0%87.6%66.5%

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 compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.2x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: UBLX.F ($55.95) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($53.36)

Significantly Below Fair Value: UBLX.F is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: UBLX.F is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Semiconductor industry average.

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UBLX.F is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (3.2x).


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Future Growth

How is u-blox Holding forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

95.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UBLX.F is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: UBLX.F is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: UBLX.F's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: UBLX.F's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UBLX.F's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: UBLX.F's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.1%).


Next Steps

  • Explore growth companies in the Semiconductors industry.

Past Performance

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

-25.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UBLX.F is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: UBLX.F is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UBLX.F is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 25.4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: UBLX.F is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Semiconductor industry (7.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: UBLX.F has a negative Return on Equity (-19.64%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is u-blox Holding's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UBLX.F's short term assets (CHF242.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF121.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: UBLX.F's short term assets (CHF242.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (CHF121.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UBLX.F's debt to equity ratio (21%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: UBLX.F's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 27% to 21% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: UBLX.F's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (95.6%).

Interest Coverage: UBLX.F is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

1.20%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: UBLX.F's dividend (1.2%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.66%).

High Dividend: UBLX.F's dividend (1.2%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.7%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: UBLX.F has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: UBLX.F has only been paying a dividend for 8 years, and since then payments have fallen.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: UBLX.F is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: UBLX.F's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (26.4% payout ratio).


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Management

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

9.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Thomas Seiler (63 yo)

13yrs

Tenure

CHF1,067,729

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

Compensation vs Market: Thomas's total compensation ($USD1.17M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.99M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Thomas Seiler
CEO & Executive Director13yrsCHF1.07m1.98%
CHF 7.5m
Roland Jud
Chief Financial Officer9.08yrsCHF694.79k0.063%
CHF 239.9k
Markus Schäfer
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing1yrCHF421.77kno data
Jean-Pierre Wyss
Executive VP of Production & Logistics and Executive Director13yrsCHF716.90k0.26%
CHF 994.3k

9.1yrs

Average Tenure

51.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: UBLX.F's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Thomas Seiler
CEO & Executive Director13yrsCHF1.07m1.98%
CHF 7.5m
Jean-Pierre Wyss
Executive VP of Production & Logistics and Executive Director13yrsCHF716.90k0.26%
CHF 994.3k
Gina Domanig
Vice President of the Boardno dataCHF115.38k0.0058%
CHF 22.0k
Ulrich Looser
Non-Executive Director2.42yrsCHF111.44k0.034%
CHF 128.1k
André Müller
Chairman of the Board2.42yrsCHF158.15k0.029%
CHF 109.9k
Annette Rinck
Non-Executive Director1.42yrsCHF69.52k0.0029%
CHF 11.0k
Markus Borchert
Non-Executive Director1.42yrsCHF69.52k0.0094%
CHF 35.7k

2.4yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: UBLX.F's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

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: CHF346.842m
  • Listing Market Cap: CHF381.346m
  • Shares outstanding: 6.94m
  • Website: https://www.u-blox.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • u-blox Holding AG
  • ZUercherstrasse 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 securely connect vehicles, industries, cities, b ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/20 06:19
End of Day Share Price2020/09/10 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.