OTCPK:EKCS

Stock Analysis Report

Electronic Control Security

Executive Summary

Electronic Control Security Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets technology-based integrated security solutions in the United States and the Middle East.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Electronic Control Security's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.0%

EKCS

-4.2%

US Electronic

-4.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

24.6%

EKCS

2.0%

US Electronic

14.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: EKCS exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned 5.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EKCS exceeded the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

EKCSIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.0%-4.2%-4.2%
30 Day17.8%-8.2%-1.8%
90 Day24.6%-4.5%2.6%
1 Year24.6%24.6%3.0%2.0%16.3%14.0%
3 Year184.7%184.7%31.5%27.9%43.2%34.0%
5 Year551.6%551.6%60.5%52.6%65.9%47.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Electronic Control Security's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Electronic Control Security undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


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

Future Growth

How is Electronic Control Security forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

21.4%

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 Electronic Control Security 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 EKCS’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 Electronic Control Security's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Tech industry.

Past Performance

How has Electronic Control Security performed over the past 5 years?

11.8%

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, Electronic Control Security 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.


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Financial Health

How is Electronic Control Security's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse Electronic Control Security'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. Electronic Control Security 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 EKCS’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 Electronic Control Security's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Tech industry.

Dividend

What is Electronic Control Security's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.8%industryaverage1.6%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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

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

14.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Birch Barchenko (86yo)

44.1yrs

Tenure

US$157,500

Compensation

Mr. Arthur Barchenko has been President of Electronic Control Security Inc. since December 1976 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 1976. Mr. Barchenko serves as the Chairman and Chief E ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Birch's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD521.92K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Birch's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Arthur Barchenko
Chairman44.1yrsUS$157.50kno data
Daryl Holcomb
Chief Financial Officer8.1yrsUS$69.19kno data
Natalie Barchenko
Treasurer and Corporate Secretary19.1yrsUS$46.24kno data
Ronald Thomas
Director & President of SEM Consultants III Inc12.2yrsUS$67.93kno data
Jerry Dropik
Director of Business Development0yrsno datano data
Martin Harmless
President of Clarion Sensing Systems Inc14.9yrsno datano data
Lil Tsipouras
Controller0yrsno datano data
Richard Stern
Vice President of Manufacturing & Sales Support 0yrsno datano data

14.9yrs

Average Tenure

74.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: EKCS's management team is seasoned and experienced (14.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Arthur Barchenko
Chairman44.1yrsUS$157.50kno data
Daryl Holcomb
Chief Financial Officer8.1yrsUS$69.19kno data
Ronald Thomas
Director & President of SEM Consultants III Inc12.2yrsUS$67.93kno data
Stephen Rossetti
Director15.3yrsUS$1.00kno data
Norman Barta
Director11.1yrsUS$1.50kno data
Gordon Fornell
Chairman of the Advisory Board12.1yrsUS$500.00no data
Edward Snow
Director19.7yrsUS$1.00kno data
Brad Billet
Member of Advisory Board0yrsno datano data
Norris Krone
Member of Advisory Board0yrsno datano data

12.2yrs

Average Tenure

75yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: EKCS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.2 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

Electronic Control Security Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Electronic Control Security Inc.
  • Ticker: EKCS
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1976
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$2.542m
  • Shares outstanding: 24.68m
  • Website: https://www.anti-terrorism.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Electronic Control Security Inc.
  • 790 Bloomfield Avenue
  • Clifton
  • New Jersey
  • 7012
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EKCSOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 2001

Biography

Electronic Control Security Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets technology-based integrated security solutions in the United States and the Middle East. The company offers automated vehicle/personnel gate systems to read vehicle tags, license plate cameras, personnel card readers and keypad, intercom and camera, anti-tailgating sensors, and electric gates; and infrared perimeter intrusion detection systems that offer a barrier of pulsed infrared beams to create various intrusion detection zones. Its products also include fiber optic intelligence detection systems for fence/wall line perimeter monitoring and intrusion detection; PTZ cameras to track an intruder based on an alarm; day/night and thermal imaging cameras; and long range day/night cameras for border security, port security, and critical infrastructure applications. In addition, the company provides vehicle gate automation products; long range radars to remotely detect and monitor intruders entering oil fields, refineries, bases, or crossing borders; water infrastructure sensing equipment to monitor water flow for chemical and biological contaminants, report out-of-parameter conditions, and draw sample of contaminated water; and interoperable device management systems for the command control communication and computer centers to operate as the custodial and security nerve center and perform monitoring and control process. Further, it offers emergency response stations for potential security incursions; and site survey/risk assessment, design and engineering, systems manufacturing and integration, factory acceptance testing, installation supervision, commissioning, operations, and maintenance training services. The company markets its products to government entities, chemical and petrochemical facilities, energy facilities, commercial transportation centers, border security, and water and agricultural resources. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Clifton, New Jersey. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/24 23:50
End of Day Share Price2020/02/24 00:00
Earnings2014/06/30
Annual Earnings2014/06/30


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.