NasdaqCM:CUI

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

CUI Global, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, development, and commercialization of power and electromechanical components worldwide.

Risk Analysis

Has less than 1 year of cash runway

Currently unprofitable and not forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years

Highly volatile share price over past 3 months

Shareholders have been diluted in the past year

+ 1 more risk


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has CUI Global's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.8%

CUI

1.7%

US Electronic

1.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

-14.8%

CUI

10.4%

US Electronic

20.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CUI underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned 10.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CUI underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CUIIndustryMarket
7 Day1.8%1.7%1.5%
30 Day-12.2%-4.7%1.4%
90 Day15.0%2.4%8.7%
1 Year-14.8%-14.8%11.5%10.4%22.7%20.1%
3 Year-81.1%-81.1%37.4%33.6%50.1%40.5%
5 Year-80.2%-80.2%70.5%62.1%73.1%54.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is CUI Global undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.84x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate CUI's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate CUI's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CUI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Electronic industry average.

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CUI is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.9x).


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Future Growth

How is CUI Global forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

58.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CUI is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: CUI is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: CUI is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CUI's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-59.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CUI's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-59.4% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CUI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has CUI Global performed over the past 5 years?

-30.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CUI is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CUI is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CUI is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -30.5% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CUI is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (14.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CUI has a negative Return on Equity (-38.44%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is CUI Global's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CUI's short term assets ($42.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($19.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: CUI's short term assets ($42.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($6.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CUI's debt to equity ratio (0.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: CUI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 13.2% to 0.7% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CUI has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: CUI's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 157.7x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: CUI has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: CUI has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -23.1% each year


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Dividend

What is CUI Global's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.6%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CUI'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 CUI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CUI'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 CUI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

10.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jim O'Neil (60yo)

0.3yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. James Francis O'Neil, III, also known as Jim, is Vice Chairman of CUI Global, Inc. since July 9, 2019 and served as its Lead Independent Director since July 9, 2019 until October 1, 2019 and serves as  ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
William Clough
Executive Chairman6yrsUS$1.15m0.47% $155.4k
Daniel Ford
CFO & COO of Energy Division11.8yrsUS$645.03k0.28% $92.9k
Paul White
President of Orbital Gas Systems5.8yrsUS$412.72k0.15% $49.7k
James O'Neil
Vice Chairman & CEO0.3yrsno data1.72% $569.5k
Deborah Moen
VP of Accounting & Corporate Secretary0yrsno datano data
Larry Rightmyer
Director of Administrative Services0yrsno datano data
Mark Adams
Senior Vice President0yrsno datano data
Nicholas Clough
President & Chief Sales Officer of Orbital Gas Systems - North America0yrsno datano data
Terry Williams
Project Director and Lead Engineer of GASPT2 Device9.9yrsno datano data

10.8yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CUI's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
William Clough
Executive Chairman6yrsUS$1.15m0.47% $155.4k
Paul White
President of Orbital Gas Systems5.8yrsUS$412.72k0.15% $49.7k
James O'Neil
Vice Chairman & CEO0.3yrsno data1.72% $569.5k
Corey Lambrecht
Independent Director12.6yrsUS$100.00k0.35% $115.0k
C. Cochennet
Independent Director2.2yrsUS$100.00k0.36% $120.0k
Sean Rooney
Independent Director12.1yrsUS$100.00k0.34% $112.1k
Sarah Tucker
Independent Director0.3yrsno data0.049% $16.2k

5.8yrs

Average Tenure

58.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CUI's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CUI insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

CUI Global, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: CUI Global, Inc.
  • Ticker: CUI
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1998
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$33.047m
  • Shares outstanding: 28.74m
  • Website: https://www.cuiglobal.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • CUI Global, Inc.
  • 20050 SW 112th Avenue
  • Tualatin
  • Oregon
  • 97062
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CUINasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDMar 2000
CIJDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMar 2000

Biography

CUI Global, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, development, and commercialization of power and electromechanical components worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Power and Electromechanical, and Energy. The Power and Electromechanical segment offers power solutions that consists of external and embedded ac-dc power supplies, dc-dc converters, and intelligent control of energy products; components, including connectors, speakers, and buzzers; and control solutions comprising encoders and sensors, which addresses power and related accessories to consumer electronics, medical, and defense industries. The Energy segment provides natural gas infrastructure and advanced technologies, including metering, odorization, remote telemetry units, and a range of personalized gas engineering solutions to the gas utilities, power generation, emissions, manufacturing, and automotive industries. CUI Global, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Tualatin, Oregon. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/17 00:12
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
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.