OTCPK:ESCC

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Evans & Sutherland Computer

Executive Summary

Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation produces and sells visual display systems used primarily in full-dome video projection applications, dome projection screens, and dome architectural treatments in the United States and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Evans & Sutherland Computer's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.9%

ESCC

-4.2%

US Electronic

-4.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

49.4%

ESCC

2.0%

US Electronic

14.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ESCC exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned 2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ESCC exceeded the US Market which returned 14% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ESCCIndustryMarket
7 Day0.9%-4.2%-4.2%
30 Day106.9%-8.2%-1.8%
90 Day63.9%-4.5%2.6%
1 Year49.4%49.4%3.0%2.0%16.3%14.0%
3 Year-5.6%-5.6%31.5%27.9%43.2%34.0%
5 Year185.0%185.0%60.5%52.6%65.9%47.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Evans & Sutherland Computer's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Evans & Sutherland Computer undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.88x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

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


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Future Growth

How is Evans & Sutherland Computer 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 Evans & Sutherland Computer 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.


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Past Performance

How has Evans & Sutherland Computer performed over the past 5 years?

47.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ESCC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ESCC is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ESCC is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 47.9% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ESCC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (12%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ESCC has a negative Return on Equity (-2.55%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Evans & Sutherland Computer's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ESCC's short term assets ($16.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: ESCC's short term assets ($16.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($10.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ESCC's debt to equity ratio (18.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ESCC had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: ESCC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: ESCC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 12.1x 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: ESCC has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: ESCC has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.


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Dividend

What is Evans & Sutherland Computer'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 ESCC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

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

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

8.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jon Shaw (62yo)

3.4yrs

Tenure

US$409,000

Compensation

Mr. Jonathan A. Shaw, also known as Jon, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp. since September 6, 2016. Mr. Shaw serves as the President and Chief Executive ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jon's total compensation ($USD409.00K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD522.62K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jon's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonathan Shaw
CEO & Director3.4yrsUS$409.00k3.01% $408.5k
Kirk Johnson
COO & President3.4yrsUS$393.02k2.58% $351.0k
Paul Dailey
CFO, Executive VP & Corporate Secretary13yrsUS$387.68k3.01% $408.5k
Allen Tanner
Vice President20.1yrsUS$241.48kno data

8.2yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ESCC's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonathan Shaw
CEO & Director3.4yrsUS$409.00k3.01% $408.5k
Larry Pierce
Independent Chairman of the Board6.6yrsUS$43.99k1.57% $213.8k
E. Campbell
Independent Director11.6yrsUS$35.99kno data
William Schneider
Independent Director17.8yrsUS$35.99kno data
William Stringham
Independent Director4.3yrsUS$35.99kno data

6.6yrs

Average Tenure

67yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ESCC's board of directors are considered experienced (6.6 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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation
  • Ticker: ESCC
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1968
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$13.584m
  • Shares outstanding: 11.48m
  • Website: https://www.es.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation
  • 770 Komas Drive
  • Salt Lake City
  • Utah
  • 84108
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ESCCOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDSep 1978

Biography

Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation produces and sells visual display systems used primarily in full-dome video projection applications, dome projection screens, and dome architectural treatments in the United States and internationally. The company’s products include planetarium and dome theater systems consisting of proprietary hardware and software, and other visual display systems primarily used to project digital video on large curved surfaces. It also produces content for planetariums, schools, science centers, other educational institutions, and entertainment venues; and show content for its own library that it licenses to customers and for specific customer requirements for planetarium and dome theaters. In addition, the company manufactures and installs metal domes with customized optical coatings and acoustical properties that are used for planetarium and dome theaters, and other custom applications; and designs and supplies geometrically complex structures for customized architectural treatments. Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. 


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
Earnings2019/09/27
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.