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Zoom Telephonics

OTCPK:ZMTP
Snowflake Description

Imperfect balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ZMTP
OTCPK
$15M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Tech
Company description

Zoom Telephonics, Inc. designs, produces, markets, sells, and supports Internet access and other communications-related products in North America and internationally. The last earnings update was 21 days ago. More info.


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  • Zoom Telephonics has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
ZMTP Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.2%
OTCPK:ZMTP
1.7%
US Communications
1.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-58.6%
OTCPK:ZMTP
13%
US Communications
3%
US Market
ZMTP Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Zoom Telephonics (ZMTP) 2.2% -28.9% -35% -58.6% -47.1% 628%
US Communications 1.7% 5.5% 21.9% 13% 77.2% 86.1%
US Market 1.2% 2.1% 14.6% 3% 39% 43.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • ZMTP underperformed the Communications industry which returned 13% over the past year.
  • ZMTP underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ZMTP
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

Value

 Is Zoom Telephonics undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Zoom Telephonics to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Zoom Telephonics.

OTCPK:ZMTP Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for OTCPK:ZMTP
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Communications Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.08
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.085 (1 + (1- 21%) (11.88%))
1.125
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.12
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.125 * 5.96%)
9.43%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for OTCPK:ZMTP using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Zoom Telephonics is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

OTCPK:ZMTP DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.43%)
2019 1.20 Est @ 4.2% 1.10
2020 1.24 Est @ 3.76% 1.04
2021 1.29 Est @ 3.45% 0.98
2022 1.33 Est @ 3.23% 0.93
2023 1.37 Est @ 3.08% 0.87
2024 1.41 Est @ 2.98% 0.82
2025 1.45 Est @ 2.9% 0.77
2026 1.49 Est @ 2.85% 0.73
2027 1.54 Est @ 2.81% 0.68
2028 1.58 Est @ 2.79% 0.64
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $8.56
OTCPK:ZMTP DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $1.58 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.43% – 2.73%)
$24.18
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $24.18 ÷ (1 + 9.43%)10
$9.82
OTCPK:ZMTP Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $8.56 + $9.82
$18.37
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $18.37 / 16.11
$1.14
OTCPK:ZMTP Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $1.14
Current discount Discount to share price of $0.91
= -1 x ($0.91 - $1.14) / $1.14
20.2%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Zoom Telephonics is available for.
Intrinsic value
20%
Share price is $0.91 vs Future cash flow value of $1.14
Current Discount Checks
For Zoom Telephonics to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Zoom Telephonics's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Zoom Telephonics's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Zoom Telephonics's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Zoom Telephonics's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
OTCPK:ZMTP PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.00
OTCPK:ZMTP Share Price ** OTCPK (2019-03-19) in USD $0.91
United States of America Communications Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 30.4x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,058 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.69x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Zoom Telephonics.

OTCPK:ZMTP PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= OTCPK:ZMTP Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 0.91 ÷ 0.00

-196.25x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Zoom Telephonics is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Communications industry average.
  • Zoom Telephonics is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Zoom Telephonics's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
OTCPK:ZMTP PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -196.25x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Communications Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.37x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,103 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Zoom Telephonics, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Zoom Telephonics's assets?
Raw Data
OTCPK:ZMTP PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.24
OTCPK:ZMTP Share Price * OTCPK (2019-03-19) in USD $0.91
United States of America Communications Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 67 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.84x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,156 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.89x
OTCPK:ZMTP PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= OTCPK:ZMTP Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 0.91 ÷ 0.24

3.78x

* Primary Listing of Zoom Telephonics.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Zoom Telephonics is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Communications industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Zoom Telephonics's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Zoom Telephonics has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Zoom Telephonics expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

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 Zoom Telephonics 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 Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
15.2%
Expected Communications industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Zoom Telephonics expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Zoom Telephonics's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Zoom Telephonics's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Zoom Telephonics's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
OTCPK:ZMTP Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Communications Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.2%
United States of America Communications Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
OTCPK:ZMTP Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
OTCPK:ZMTP Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 32 0
2018-09-30 34 -1 0
2018-06-30 33 1 0
2018-03-31 33 2 0
2017-12-31 29 1 -1
2017-09-30 26 0 -2
2017-06-30 23 -2 -3
2017-03-31 20 -3 -3
2016-12-31 18 -4 -3
2016-09-30 14 -4 -3
2016-06-30 12 -3 -2
2016-03-31 10 -2 -2

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Zoom Telephonics is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Zoom Telephonics is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
OTCPK:ZMTP Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Zoom Telephonics Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

OTCPK:ZMTP Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.00
2018-09-30 0.02
2018-06-30 0.03
2018-03-31 0.01
2017-12-31 -0.09
2017-09-30 -0.13
2017-06-30 -0.18
2017-03-31 -0.23
2016-12-31 -0.21
2016-09-30 -0.20
2016-06-30 -0.20
2016-03-31 -0.14

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Zoom Telephonics will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of ZMTP’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.
  2. Zoom Telephonics's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Tech companies here
  3. 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 Zoom Telephonics's filings and announcements here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Zoom Telephonics's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Zoom Telephonics has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Zoom Telephonics performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Zoom Telephonics's growth in the last year to its industry (Communications).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Zoom Telephonics does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Zoom Telephonics's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Zoom Telephonics's 1-year growth to the US Communications industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Zoom Telephonics's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Zoom Telephonics Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

OTCPK:ZMTP Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 32.32 -0.07 9.82 1.77
2018-09-30 33.72 0.37 9.45 1.78
2018-06-30 33.30 0.40 9.18 1.81
2018-03-31 32.61 0.08 8.90 1.85
2017-12-31 29.42 -1.37 8.68 1.94
2017-09-30 25.70 -1.97 8.47 1.74
2017-06-30 23.11 -2.59 8.10 1.63
2017-03-31 20.26 -3.29 7.79 1.68
2016-12-31 17.83 -2.93 6.73 1.52
2016-09-30 14.46 -2.67 5.54 1.58
2016-06-30 11.84 -2.43 4.43 1.58
2016-03-31 10.45 -1.57 3.36 1.42
2015-12-31 10.79 -0.83 2.80 1.34
2015-09-30 11.73 0.13 2.67 1.19
2015-06-30 11.77 0.17 2.56 1.10
2015-03-31 11.81 0.16 2.51 1.10
2014-12-31 11.90 0.12 2.50 1.13
2014-09-30 12.07 -0.65 2.57 1.09
2014-06-30 11.21 -0.92 2.61 1.05
2014-03-31 11.57 -0.77 2.77 0.97
2013-12-31 11.24 -1.06 2.89 0.92
2013-09-30 11.81 -0.79 2.96 1.00
2013-06-30 12.70 -0.69 3.04 1.04
2013-03-31 13.53 -0.95 3.08 1.15
2012-12-31 14.69 -0.73 3.16 1.15
2012-09-30 14.89 -0.47 3.09 1.11
2012-06-30 14.51 -0.58 3.15 1.08
2012-03-31 13.84 -0.70 3.22 1.03

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Zoom Telephonics has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Zoom Telephonics has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Communications industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Zoom Telephonics improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Zoom Telephonics's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Communications industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Zoom Telephonics has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Zoom Telephonics's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Zoom Telephonics's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Zoom Telephonics is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Zoom Telephonics has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Zoom Telephonics's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 6.7x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Zoom Telephonics Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

OTCPK:ZMTP Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 3.88 1.74 0.13
2018-09-30 4.52 1.95 0.24
2018-06-30 3.98 0.19 0.12
2018-03-31 3.72 0.05 0.42
2017-12-31 3.17 0.09 0.23
2017-09-30 3.45 0.59 0.09
2017-06-30 2.96 1.95 0.50
2017-03-31 3.19 1.55 0.10
2016-12-31 4.16 1.31 0.18
2016-09-30 3.62 2.14 0.18
2016-06-30 3.71 0.61 0.10
2016-03-31 4.61 0.00 0.30
2015-12-31 5.15 0.00 1.85
2015-09-30 5.77 0.00 2.52
2015-06-30 2.08 1.04 0.25
2015-03-31 2.17 0.47 0.06
2014-12-31 2.16 0.84 0.14
2014-09-30 2.27 0.69 0.21
2014-06-30 2.25 0.96 0.05
2014-03-31 2.36 0.46 0.04
2013-12-31 2.39 0.32 0.06
2013-09-30 2.61 0.29 0.07
2013-06-30 2.62 0.74 0.08
2013-03-31 2.58 0.80 0.25
2012-12-31 2.90 0.91 0.24
2012-09-30 3.18 0.80 0.25
2012-06-30 3.33 0.53 0.15
2012-03-31 3.54 0.00 0.64
  • Zoom Telephonics's level of debt (44.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (13.4% vs 44.9% today).
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.

  • Zoom Telephonics has less than a year of cash runway based on current free cash flow.
  • Zoom Telephonics has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -60.6% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Zoom Telephonics's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Zoom Telephonics has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Zoom Telephonics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Zoom Telephonics dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Zoom Telephonics shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Zoom Telephonics's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Zoom Telephonics's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
OTCPK:ZMTP Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Communications Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 13 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2004 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Zoom Telephonics has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Zoom Telephonics's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Zoom Telephonics's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Zoom Telephonics has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Zoom Telephonics's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Zoom Telephonics afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Zoom Telephonics has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

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

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Frank Manning
COMPENSATION $137,804
AGE 70
TENURE AS CEO 41.8 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Frank B. Manning, Ph.D., is a Co-Founder of Zoom Telephonics, Inc. Mr. Manning has been Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Zoom Telephonics, Inc. since May 1977. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Zoom Telephonics, Inc. since 1986. He served as the President of Zoom Telephonics, Inc. from May 1977 to October 29, 2018. From 1998 through late 2006, Mr. Manning was also a Director of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation, a public purpose venture capital firm that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies in Massachusetts. From 1999 to 2005 Mr. Frank Manning was a Director of Intermute, a company that Zoom co-founded and that was sold to Trend Micro Inc., a subsidiary of Trend Micro Japan. Mr. Manning was a Director of Unity Business Networks, a hosted VoIP service provider, from Zoom's investment in July 2007 until Unity’s acquisition in October 2009. He has extensive experience and professional skills in electronics and business. Mr. Manning was also a Director of Zoom Technologies, Inc. Mr. Manning was a director of Microtouch Systems from 1993 until its acquisition by 3M in 2001. He served as a Director of Mass Ventures since 1998. He earned his BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow.

CEO Compensation
  • Frank's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Frank's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Zoom Telephonics management team in years:

36
Average Tenure
67
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Zoom Telephonics management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Frank Manning

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$138K
AGE
70
TENURE
41.8 yrs

Peter Kramer

TITLE
Co-Founder & Director
COMPENSATION
$19K
AGE
67
TENURE
41.8 yrs

Terry Manning

TITLE
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
COMPENSATION
$126K
AGE
67

Deena Randall

TITLE
Vice President of Operations
COMPENSATION
$160K
AGE
65
TENURE
30.2 yrs

Joseph Wytanis

TITLE
President & COO
TENURE
0.4 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Zoom Telephonics board of directors in years:

9.7
Average Tenure
69.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Zoom Telephonics board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Frank Manning

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$138K
AGE
70
TENURE
33.2 yrs

Peter Kramer

TITLE
Co-Founder & Director
COMPENSATION
$19K
AGE
67
TENURE
41.8 yrs

Joseph Donovan

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$19K
AGE
69
TENURE
14.2 yrs

Robert Crowley

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$19K
AGE
78
TENURE
5.2 yrs

Phil Frank

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$19K
AGE
47
TENURE
3.5 yrs

Peter Sykes

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$19K
AGE
73
TENURE
2.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Zoom Telephonics's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Zoom Telephonics has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Company Info

Description

Zoom Telephonics, Inc. designs, produces, markets, sells, and supports Internet access and other communications-related products in North America and internationally. It provides cable modems, asymmetrical digital subscriber line modems, mobile broadband modems and routers, dial-up modems, local area network products, mobile broadband sensors, embedded modems, ISDN modems, telephone dialers, wireless and wired networking equipment, phone jacks and AC power adapters, and language-related specifics. The company sells its products through retailers and distributors, Internet and telephone service providers, value-added resellers, PC system integrators, and original equipment manufacturers, as well as through a direct sales force and independent sales agents. Zoom Telephonics, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Details
Name: Zoom Telephonics, Inc.
ZMTP
Exchange: OTCPK
Founded: 1977
$14,657,079
16,106,681
Website: http://www.zoomtel.com
Address: Zoom Telephonics, Inc.
99 High Street,
Boston,
Massachusetts, 02110,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
OTCPK ZMTP Common Stock Pink Sheets LLC US USD 05. Oct 2009
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
31
Zoom Telephonics employees.
Industry
Communications Equipment
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/21 00:24
End of day share price update: 2019/03/19 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/28
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.