OTCPK:CESF

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

CE Software, Inc. develops computer software products that enhance communications, connectivity, and productivity for businesses and home-based personal computer users for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has CE Software's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CESF has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

CESF

3.3%

US Software

7.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

n/a

CESF

11.0%

US Software

-10.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how CESF performed against the US Software industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how CESF performed against the US Market.


Shareholder returns

CESFIndustryMarket
7 Day0%3.3%7.2%
30 Day0%-7.4%-12.6%
90 Day0%-2.8%-19.4%
1 Yearn/a12.2%11.0%-8.5%-10.4%
3 Yearn/a109.9%100.6%15.8%8.3%
5 Yearn/a177.4%157.9%35.8%21.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is CE Software undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether CE Software is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as CE Software has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of CESF’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through CE Software regulatory filings here.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Software industry.

Future Growth

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

10.1%

Forecasted Software 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 CE Software 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of CESF’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access CE Software's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Software industry.

Past Performance

How has CE Software performed over the past 5 years?

28.8%

Historical Software annual earnings growth


In this section we usually display a company’s past earnings and revenues to help investors visualise the trend through time. We also gauge the company’s performance by benchmarking its returns and growth to its industry peers and the wider market. However, CE Software has not provided sufficient past data to assess its track record.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have historical data.


Next Steps

  • When a company lacks a financial track record, its management’s track record becomes important. Corporate governance also plays an important role in a young business as board members are seen as highly-experienced leaders to help steer the company into the future. Take a look at CE Software's' management and board experience and expertise to assess their ability to deliver on their strategic promises.
  • While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access CE Software's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore strong past performing companies in the Software industry.

Financial Health

How is CE Software's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse CE Software's finance health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial distress, in particular, its ability to manage its cash and debt levels. CE Software has not provided adequate balance sheet data, its financial health cannot be properly assessed as it.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have financial information.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of CESF’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Investors tend to look at the financial health of a company this size in order to assess the sustainability of its current operations. While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website.
  • Financial health is measured at one point in time, so the latest financial report is the best representation of the company’s current financial status. Check when CE Software's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Software industry.

Dividend

What is CE Software's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CESF's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CESF's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CESF's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CESF's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CESF's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

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

32.4yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

John Kirk (73yo)

no data

Tenure

US$92,700

Compensation

John S. Kirk is the President of CE Software Inc. and has been a Director of CE Software Inc. since January 1987. He was the President of CE Software Inc. from June 1987 to September 1987 and from October  ...


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
John Kirk
Chief Executive Officerno dataUS$92.70kno data
Richard Skeie
Director32.42yrsno datano data
Donald Brown
Director19.83yrsno datano data

32.4yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CESF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 32.4 years average tenure).


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: Insufficient data to determine if shareholders have been diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

CE Software, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: CE Software, Inc.
  • Ticker: CESF
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$11.866k
  • Shares outstanding: 14.83k
  • Website: https://null

Location

  • CE Software, Inc.
  • 1801 Industrial Circle
  • PO Box 65580
  • West Des Moines
  • Iowa
  • 50265
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CESFOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJul 2000

Biography

CE Software, Inc. develops computer software products that enhance communications, connectivity, and productivity for businesses and home-based personal computer users for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Its products include both personal and group productivity tools. The QuicKeys products represent personal productivity. The products QuickMail, QuickConference, and InOut Tracker represent group productivity. The primary products are QuicKeys, a utility that automates time-consuming and repetitive tasks with customized hot keys or toolbars, and QuickMail, an all-in-one business e-mail solution for the Internet and for internal office use. The company's products are marketed through independent distributors in the United States, through numerous independent dealers and distributors in other countries, directly to large corporate accounts under site licensing agreements, and directly to end-users through electronic distribution and direct marketing campaigns. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 00:54
End of Day Share Price2019/11/25 00:00
Earnings2004/12/31
Annual Earnings2004/09/30


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.