Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Video Display Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, distributes, and installs display products and systems, and components for government, military, aerospace, medical, industrial, and commercial organizations worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and slightly overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has Video Display's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Tech


US Market

1 Year Return




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US Market

Return vs Industry: VIDE underperformed the US Tech industry which returned 71.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VIDE underperformed the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0%-6.5%-4.2%
30 Day10.8%-6.6%-1.8%
90 Day-1.9%10.2%2.6%
1 Year3.0%3.0%65.5%63.1%16.3%14.0%
3 Year-6.4%-6.4%112.2%97.7%43.2%34.0%
5 Year-57.1%-57.1%130.0%107.5%65.9%47.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Video Display undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VIDE ($1.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($3.15)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VIDE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VIDE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Tech industry average (1.8x).

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Future Growth

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


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 Video Display 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

  • Examine Video Display's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  • 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 Video Display's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Tech industry.

Past Performance

How has Video Display performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VIDE is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: VIDE is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VIDE is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 45.6% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: VIDE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Tech industry (-3.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: VIDE has a negative Return on Equity (-44%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Video Display's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VIDE's short term assets ($4.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: VIDE's short term assets ($4.7M) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VIDE's debt to equity ratio (16.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: VIDE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 1.3% to 16.9% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: VIDE's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 8.5x 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: Whilst unprofitable VIDE has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: VIDE is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by -25.1% per year.

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What is Video Display's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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

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

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Ron Ordway (77yo)





Mr. Ronald D. Ordway, also known as Ron, is the Founder of Video Display Corporation and has been its Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1975 and also serves as its Treasurer. Mr. Ordway  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

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

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

Leadership Team

Ronald Ordway
Executive Chairman45.1yrsUS$203.85kno data
Gregory Osborne
CFO & Director8.5yrsUS$141.67kno data
Marcial Vidal
President of VDC Display Systems12.7yrsUS$142.69kno data
Gregory Kittle
Controller0yrsno datano data
William Frohoff
President of Lexel Imaging Systems Inc0yrsno datano data
Norma Mann
Secretary0yrsno datano data
Michael Allen
Chairman & President of Z-Axis Inc0yrsUS$137.01kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: VIDE's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.7 years average tenure).


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

Video Display Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Video Display Corporation
  • Ticker: VIDE
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1975
  • Industry: Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$6.055m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.88m
  • Website: https://www.videodisplay.com

Number of Employees


  • Video Display Corporation
  • 1868 Tucker Industrial Road
  • Tucker
  • Georgia
  • 30084
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VIDEOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1985


Video Display Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, distributes, and installs display products and systems, and components for government, military, aerospace, medical, industrial, and commercial organizations worldwide. The company operates through five divisions: Simulation and Training Products, Cyber Secure Products, Data Display CRTs, Broadcast and Control Center Products, and Other Computer Products. It offers a range of digital projector display units for use in training and simulation, military, medical, and industrial applications. The company also provides advanced TEMPEST technology security products; keyboard products; and various contract services, including the design and testing solutions for defense and niche commercial uses. In addition, it manufactures and distributes cathode ray tubes (CRTs) for use in data display screens, such as computer terminal monitors, medical monitoring equipment, and various other data display applications, as well as in television sets; distributes CRTs and other electronic tubes purchased from original equipment manufacturers; and offers high-end visual display products for use in video walls and command and control centers, as well as keyboard products. The company markets its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and their service organizations. Video Display Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Tucker, Georgia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/25 00:45
End of Day Share Price2020/02/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/02/28

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.