OTCPK:LINK

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Interlink Electronics

Executive Summary

Interlink Electronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells force-sensing technologies that incorporate proprietary materials technology, and firmware and software products and custom solutions.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with weak fundamentals.


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Share Price & News

How has Interlink Electronics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

26.8%

LINK

-0.1%

US Electronic

0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

154.9%

LINK

29.0%

US Electronic

24.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LINK exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned 30.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LINK exceeded the US Market which returned 24.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LINKIndustryMarket
7 Day26.8%-0.1%0.6%
30 Day-16.1%1.9%3.0%
90 Day50.3%9.4%10.6%
1 Year154.9%154.9%30.3%29.0%27.3%24.6%
3 Year-29.4%-29.4%48.8%44.6%50.5%40.8%
5 Year-13.3%-13.3%88.8%79.2%78.9%59.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Interlink Electronics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

3.84x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LINK ($4.09) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($1.63)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LINK is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LINK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (2.1x).


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Future Growth

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

22.9%

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 Interlink Electronics 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 Interlink Electronics performed over the past 5 years?

-23.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LINK is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LINK is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LINK is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -23.4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: LINK is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electronic industry (53.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LINK has a negative Return on Equity (-0.54%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Interlink Electronics's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LINK's short term assets ($8.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($662.0K).

Long Term Liabilities: LINK has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LINK is debt free.

Reducing Debt: LINK has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LINK has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: LINK has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if LINK's debt is covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is Interlink Electronics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.5%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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

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


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Management

What is the CEO of Interlink Electronics's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

5.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Steven Bronson (54yo)

9.5yrs

Tenure

US$301,098

Compensation

Mr. Steven Nathan Bronson has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Interlink Electronics, Inc. since July 13, 2010 and its President since March 2011. Mr. Bronson has been Acting Chief Financia ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Steven's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD519.76K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Steven's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

5.9yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: LINK's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.9 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Management Team

  • Steven Bronson (54yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 9.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$301.10k
  • Gary Rubin

    Corporate Controller

    • Albert Lu (48yo)

      Chief Technology Officer

      • Tenure: 5.9yrs
      • Compensation: US$232.03k
    • John Sirbu

      Interim Vice President of Operations

      • Tenure: 5.3yrs

    Board Members

    • Frank Levinson (66yo)

      Lead Independent Director

      • Compensation: US$15.00k
    • Steven Bronson (54yo)

      Chairman

      • Tenure: 9.5yrs
      • Compensation: US$301.10k
    • Angela Blatteis (59yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 5.5yrs
      • Compensation: US$15.00k

    Company Information

    Interlink Electronics, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


    Key Information

    • Name: Interlink Electronics, Inc.
    • Ticker: LINK
    • Exchange: OTCPK
    • Founded: 1985
    • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
    • Sector: Tech
    • Market Cap: US$33.710m
    • Shares outstanding: 6.48m
    • Website: https://www.interlinkelectronics.com

    Number of Employees


    Location

    • Interlink Electronics, Inc.
    • 31248 Oak Crest Drive
    • Suite 110
    • Westlake Village
    • California
    • 91361
    • United States

    Listings

    TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
    LINKOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 1993

    Biography

    Interlink Electronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells force-sensing technologies that incorporate proprietary materials technology, and firmware and software products and custom solutions. Its products comprise sensor components, subassemblies, and modules that support cursor control and novel three dimensional user inputs. The company also provides FSR sensors; force sensing linear potentiometers for menu navigation and control; and integrated mouse modules and pointing solutions to various electronic devices. In addition, it offers human machine interface solutions that have various applications, including vehicle entry, vehicle multi-media control interface, rugged touch controls, presence detection, collision detection, speed and torque controls, biological monitoring, and others. The company serves Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, design houses, original design manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and universities in various markets, such as consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and medical through direct sales employees, as well as outside sales representatives and distributors. It operates in the United States, Asia and Middle East, Europe, and internationally. Interlink Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, California. 


    Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

    All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
    DataLast Updated (UTC time)
    Company Analysis2020/01/21 23:38
    End of Day Share Price2020/01/17 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.