Universal Security Instruments, Inc., together with its subsidiary, designs, markets, and distributes safety and security products for use in homes and businesses in the United States and internationally.
Adequate balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has Universal Security Instruments's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: UUU's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: UUU underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned -4.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UUU underperformed the US Market which returned 5.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Universal Security Instruments's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Universal Security Instruments 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: UUU ($0.64) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($7.32)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UUU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UUU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Electronic industry average.
PE vs Market: UUU 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 UUU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UUU is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.8x).
How is Universal Security Instruments forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Tech 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 Universal Security Instruments 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 Universal Security Instruments performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UUU is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: UUU is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UUU is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 13.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare UUU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: UUU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (13.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: UUU has a negative Return on Equity (-31.36%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Universal Security Instruments's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UUU's short term assets ($9.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: UUU's short term assets ($9.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($211.5K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UUU's debt to equity ratio (84.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UUU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.02% to 84.2% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: UUU has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: UUU's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.3x 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: Whilst unprofitable UUU has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: UUU is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 17.1% per year.
What is Universal Security Instruments's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate UUU's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate UUU'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 UUU's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if UUU'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 UUU's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Harvey Grossblatt (73yo)
Mr. Harvey B. Grossblatt has been the Chief Executive Officer of Universal Security Instruments Inc. since August 2004 and its President since June 1996 and serves as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gross ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Harvey's total compensation ($USD426.41K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD535.60K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Harvey's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Independent Director||18.1yrs||US$10.00k||2.57% $38.0k|
|Independent Director||18.1yrs||US$10.00k||3.35% $49.6k|
|Independent Director||11.6yrs||US$10.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: UUU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 18.1 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.
Universal Security Instruments, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Universal Security Instruments, Inc.
- Ticker: UUU
- Exchange: AMEX
- Founded: 1969
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$1.480m
- Shares outstanding: 2.31m
- Website: https://www.universalsecurity.com
Number of Employees
- Universal Security Instruments, Inc.
- 11407 Cronhill Drive
- Suite A
- Owings Mills
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|UUU||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1980|
|USN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1980|
Universal Security Instruments, Inc., together with its subsidiary, designs, markets, and distributes safety and security products for use in homes and businesses in the United States and internationally. The company offers a line of safety alarms, including units powered by replaceable batteries, sealed batteries, and electrical batteries with battery backup alarms; and smoke alarms, which include hearing impaired and heat alarms, as well as carbon monoxide alarms, door chimes, ventilation products, ground fault circuit interrupters, and other electrical devices. It provides its products to wholesale distributors; chain, discount, and television retailers; home center stores; catalog and mail order companies; electrical and lighting distributors, and manufactured housing companies; and other distributors. It also sells its products through approximately 40 independent sales organizations and 100 sales representatives, as well as through its own sales catalogs and brochures, and Website. Universal Security Instruments, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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