OTCPK:UNDT

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Universal Detection Technology

Executive Summary

Universal Detection Technology engages in the research, development, marketing, and resale of detection devices for detecting chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Universal Detection Technology's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: UNDT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

UNDT

-10.2%

US Electronic

-10.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-68.7%

UNDT

-4.4%

US Electronic

5.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: UNDT underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned 0.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UNDT underperformed the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

UNDTIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-10.2%-10.6%
30 Day0%-11.8%-8.5%
90 Day0%-10.8%-4.6%
1 Year-68.7%-68.7%-3.4%-4.4%7.4%5.2%
3 Year-81.2%-81.2%21.2%17.8%31.7%23.2%
5 Year-92.3%-92.3%50.8%43.3%56.4%39.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Universal Detection Technology's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Universal Detection Technology undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


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

Future Growth

How is Universal Detection Technology forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

21.1%

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 Universal Detection Technology 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 UNDT’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 Universal Detection Technology's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Tech industry.

Past Performance

How has Universal Detection Technology performed over the past 5 years?

12.1%

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, Universal Detection Technology 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 Universal Detection Technology's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse Universal Detection Technology'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. Universal Detection Technology 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 UNDT’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 Universal Detection Technology's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Tech industry.

Dividend

What is Universal Detection Technology's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.6%markettop25%4.1%industryaverage1.8%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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

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

18.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Jacques Tizabi (47yo)

18.3yrs

Tenure

US$60,000

Compensation

Mr. Jacques Tizabi has been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Universal Detection Technology since October 2001 and also serves as its Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Tizabi ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jacques's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD529.87K).

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jacques Tizabi
Chairman of the Board18.3yrsUS$60.00kno data
Matin Emouna
Director18.3yrsno datano data
Thomas Sepenzis
Director10.8yrsno datano data

18.3yrs

Average Tenure

47yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: UNDT's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 18.3 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

Universal Detection Technology's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Universal Detection Technology
  • Ticker: UNDT
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1971
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$21.575m
  • Shares outstanding: 6.96b
  • Website: https://www.undtstock.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Universal Detection Technology
  • 340 North Camden Drive
  • Suite 302
  • Beverly Hills
  • California
  • 90210
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
UNDTOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 1986

Biography

Universal Detection Technology engages in the research, development, marketing, and resale of detection devices for detecting chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats in the United States, Europe, and Asia. It supplies bioterrorism detection kits capable of detecting anthrax, ricin, botulinum, plague, and SEBs; mold detection kits; chemical detection equipment; and radiation detection systems. The company also provides various counter-terrorism services, such as training courses for first responders; event security; threat evaluation and consulting; and DVDs aimed at providing information and training regarding combating terrorism and managing emergency situations. It serves first responders, as well as bioterror and military defense markets. The company markets and sells its products through in-house staff and outside consultants, as well as through the Internet. The company was formerly known as Pollution Research and Control Corporation and changed its name to Universal Detection Technology in August 2003. Universal Detection Technology was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/28 00:16
End of Day Share Price2020/02/27 00:00
Earnings2016/09/30
Annual Earnings2015/12/31


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.