OTCPK:AVSR

Stock Analysis Report

Avistar Communications

Executive Summary

Avistar Communications Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells networked video communications products primarily in the United States, western Europe, and Asia.

Risk Analysis

Shares are highly illiquid

Latest financial reports are more than a year old

Does not have a meaningful market cap ($69K)



Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Avistar Communications's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

AVSR

-3.0%

US Communications

0.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

41.7%

AVSR

-5.9%

US Communications

20.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: AVSR exceeded the US Communications industry which returned -5.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AVSR exceeded the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AVSRIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-3.0%0.9%
30 Day-15.0%-3.7%1.4%
90 Day-51.4%3.2%8.8%
1 Year41.7%41.7%-4.0%-5.9%22.5%20.0%
3 Year-43.3%-43.3%32.8%24.7%49.9%40.3%
5 Year6.3%6.3%59.7%42.0%73.2%54.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Avistar Communications undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Avistar Communications is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Avistar Communications 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 AVSR’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 Avistar Communications regulatory filings here.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Tech industry.

Future Growth

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

13.1%

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 Avistar Communications 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 AVSR’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 Avistar Communications's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Tech industry.

Past Performance

How has Avistar Communications performed over the past 5 years?

6.6%

Historical Tech 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, Avistar Communications 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

Financial Health

How is Avistar Communications's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse Avistar Communications'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. Avistar Communications 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 AVSR’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 Avistar Communications's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Tech industry.

Dividend

What is Avistar Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage3.0%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AVSR'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 AVSR'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?

19.6yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Avistar Communications has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gerald Burnett
Founder & Chairman19.9yrsUS$23.03kno data
William Campbell
Founder & Vice Chairman0yrsUS$27.24kno data
R. Heinrichs
Founder & Director23.1yrsUS$23.03kno data
Craig Heimark
Director14.7yrsUS$22.63kno data
Robert Metcalfe
Director19.3yrsUS$23.03kno data

19.6yrs

Average Tenure

72yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: AVSR's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 19.6 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.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Avistar Communications Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Avistar Communications Corp.
  • Ticker: AVSR
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1993
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$69.456k
  • Shares outstanding: 40.86m
  • Website: https://www.avistar.com

Location

  • Avistar Communications Corp.
  • 1875 South Grant Street
  • 10th Floor
  • San Mateo
  • California
  • 94402
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AVSROTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 2000

Biography

Avistar Communications Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells networked video communications products primarily in the United States, western Europe, and Asia. It delivers a suite of video, audio, and collaboration solutions that are designed to support users in the office through the conference room or on-the-go. The company offers Avistar C3, a communication and collaboration platform, which provides an integrated suite of video, audio, and collaboration applications that include on-demand access to interactive video calling and conferencing, content creation and publishing, broadcast origination and video distribution, and video-on-demand, as well as data sharing, presence-based directory services, and network management. Avistar Communications Corporation also provides various services for the implementation and support of its video communications products; and offers software development, maintenance, support, and training services. In addition, it is involved in the development, prosecution, maintenance, support, and licensing of the intellectual property and technology used in the company’s video communications systems. Further, the company sells and licenses a set of desktop products and infrastructure products that combine to form an Avistar video-enabled visual communication and collaboration solution. Avistar Communications Corporation offers its products and services through its direct sales force, as well as through strategic partners and value added resellers. The company was formerly known as Avistar Systems Corporation and changed its name to Avistar Communications Corporation in April 2000. Avistar Communications Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/17 23:32
End of Day Share Price2020/02/06 00:00
Earnings2012/03/31
Annual Earnings2011/12/31


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.