OTCPK:VSYS

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Viscount Systems, Inc., through its subsidiary, Viscount Communication and Control Systems Inc., designs, manufactures, and sells access control and security products in North America.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Viscount Systems's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-14.3%

VSYS

-0.1%

US Electronic

0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

20.0%

VSYS

29.0%

US Electronic

24.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: VSYS underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned 28.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VSYS underperformed the US Market which returned 24.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

VSYSIndustryMarket
7 Day-14.3%-0.1%0.6%
30 Day0%1.9%3.0%
90 Day-45.5%9.4%10.6%
1 Year20.0%20.0%30.3%29.0%27.3%24.6%
3 Year29.0%29.0%48.8%44.6%50.5%40.8%
5 Year-98.2%-98.2%88.8%79.2%78.9%59.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Viscount Systems undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


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

Future Growth

How is Viscount Systems 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 Viscount Systems 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 VSYS’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 Viscount Systems's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Tech industry.

Past Performance

How has Viscount Systems performed over the past 5 years?

11.9%

Historical Tech annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if VSYS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: Insufficient data to determine if VSYS's profit margins have improved over the past year.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if VSYS's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: Insufficient data to compare VSYS's past year earnings growth to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine if VSYS's earnings growth over the past year exceeded the Electronic industry average.


Return on Equity

High ROE: VSYS has a negative Return on Equity (0%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


Next Steps

Financial Health

How is Viscount Systems's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse Viscount Systems'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. Viscount Systems 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 VSYS’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 Viscount Systems's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Tech industry.

Dividend

What is Viscount Systems'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 VSYS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

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

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


Next Steps

Management

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

4.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Scott Sieracki (53yo)

4.5yrs

Tenure

CA$260,114

Compensation

Mr. Scott Sieracki served as Chief Executive Officer at Viscount Systems Inc and had been its Interim Chief Executive Officer since July 16, 2015. Mr. Sieracki served as its Vice President of Sales since  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

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

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


Management Age and Tenure

4.5yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: VSYS's management team is considered experienced (4.5 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.


Management Team

  • Scott Sieracki (53yo)

    Chief Executive Officer

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
    • Compensation: CA$260.11k
  • Don Williams

    Vice President of Cyber & Cloud Applications

    • Tenure: 8.7yrs
  • Yvonne Zheng (44yo)

    Principal Financial Officer & Corporate Controller

    • Tenure: 4yrs

Board Members

  • Alex Buehler (43yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 5.7yrs
    • Compensation: CA$47.50k
  • Ned Siegel (67yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 4.9yrs
    • Compensation: CA$70.00k

Company Information

Viscount Systems, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Viscount Systems, Inc.
  • Ticker: VSYS
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1969
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$156.356k
  • Shares outstanding: 130.30m
  • Website: https://www.viscount.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Viscount Systems, Inc.
  • 4585 Tillicum Street
  • Burnaby
  • British Columbia
  • V5J 5K9
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VSYSOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDFeb 2002

Biography

Viscount Systems, Inc., through its subsidiary, Viscount Communication and Control Systems Inc., designs, manufactures, and sells access control and security products in North America. It offers intercom and physical access control systems, and emergency communications systems for various applications, including condominium/apartment building access and intercom; residential intercom; gated home/community access and intercom; seniors/government housing access, tracking, and intercom; elevator access and tracking; garage or perimeter gate control; and emergency communications. The company’s principal product is the Enterphone intercom and access control system, a patented building entry control system that uses a building’s internal phone wiring to allow access control for tenants, and intercom and access control between visitors and tenants. It also manufactures electronic entry access panels that can operate using the Enterphone system or dial-up telephone company lines. In addition, the company offers Enterphone iQ, a solution based on its MESH technology; MESH, a software-based building management system; Freedom, an Internet technology platform; and Liberty, a derivation of the Freedom for the smaller sized system access control market. Viscount Systems, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/01/22 23:51
End of Day Share Price2020/01/21 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.