OTCPK:ZIPL

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

This record represents the public shell of ZipLink, Inc.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

ZIPL

-0.3%

US Telecom

0.06%

US Market


1 Year Return

-64.9%

ZIPL

13.5%

US Telecom

19.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ZIPL underperformed the US Telecom industry which returned 13.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ZIPL underperformed the US Market which returned 19.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ZIPLIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-0.3%0.06%
30 Day32.3%-1.6%1.1%
90 Day16.9%-0.1%8.9%
1 Year-64.9%-64.9%19.1%13.5%21.9%19.4%
3 Year-54.8%-54.8%17.2%0.08%48.9%39.3%
5 Year-80.0%-80.0%38.6%7.3%71.9%53.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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


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

Future Growth

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

9.5%

Forecasted Telecom 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 ZipLink 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 ZIPL’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 ZipLink's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Telecom industry.

Past Performance

How has ZipLink performed over the past 5 years?

14.8%

Historical Telecom 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, ZipLink 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.


Next Steps

  • When a company lacks a financial track record, its management’s track record becomes important. Corporate governance also plays an important role in a young business as board members are seen as highly-experienced leaders to help steer the company into the future. Take a look at ZipLink's' management and board experience and expertise to assess their ability to deliver on their strategic promises.
  • 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 ZipLink's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore strong past performing companies in the Telecom industry.

Financial Health

How is ZipLink's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse ZipLink'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. ZipLink 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 ZIPL’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 ZipLink's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Telecom industry.

Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage4.9%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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

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

21.1yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Henry Zachs (84yo)

22.7yrs

Tenure

US$60,768

Compensation

Mr. Henry M. Zachs has been the Chief Executive Officer at ZipLink, Inc. since June 1997. He has also been its Director since 1995 and Co-Chairman since inception in November, 1995. Mr. Zachs served as Chi ...


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Henry Zachs
Chief Executive Officer and Director22.7yrsUS$60.77kno data
Russel Bernard
Director21.1yrsno datano data
Jai Bhagat
Director21.1yrsno datano data
Alan Mendelson
Director21.1yrsno datano data

21.1yrs

Average Tenure

69.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ZIPL's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 21.1 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

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


Key Information

  • Name: ZipLink, Inc.
  • Ticker: ZIPL
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: US$178.594k
  • Shares outstanding: 12.73m
  • Website: https://null

Location

  • ZipLink, Inc.
  • 900 Chelmsford Street
  • Tower 1
  • Lowell
  • Massachusetts
  • 1851
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ZIPLOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 1999

Biography

This record represents the public shell of ZipLink, Inc. In November 2000, ZipLink, Inc. suspended its operations and announced the lay off of substantially all of its employees except those necessary to wind down operations. Ziplink, Inc. operated as a wholesale connectivity provider in North America for the Business-to-Business marketplace, including Internet service providers, competitive local exchange carriers, Web appliance vendors, and PC manufacturers and distributors, as of September 30, 2000. ZipLink also offered a range of Internet connectivity services for Internet appliances, including Internet access and subscriber authentication. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Lowell, Massachusetts. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/20 00:46
End of Day Share Price2020/01/27 00:00
Earnings2000/09/30
Annual Earnings1999/12/31


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.