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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
UEIC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 2491 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. UEIC: No Debt )
UEIC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.69
UEIC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 2481 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. UEIC: 0.69 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.69

0.57
0.84
Interest Coverage No Debt
UEIC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1525 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 74.64 vs. UEIC: No Debt )
UEIC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

2.1
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.17
M-Score: -2.51
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.07
UEIC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2448 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. UEIC: 6.07 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.64   Max: 14.62
Current: 6.07

-6.64
14.62
Net-margin (%) 4.34
UEIC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2449 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. UEIC: 4.34 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.28   Max: 9.48
Current: 4.34

-13.28
9.48
ROE (%) 7.88
UEIC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2412 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. UEIC: 7.88 )
UEIC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.7   Max: 16.49
Current: 7.88

-25.7
16.49
ROA (%) 5.42
UEIC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2450 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. UEIC: 5.42 )
UEIC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17   Max: 12.37
Current: 5.42

-17
12.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.36
UEIC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2444 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. UEIC: 20.36 )
UEIC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.83   Max: 44.02
Current: 20.36

-10.83
44.02
Revenue Growth (%) 13.00
UEIC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. UEIC: 13.00 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 23.9
Current: 13

-11.5
23.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.90
UEIC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. UEIC: 15.90 )
UEIC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.6   Max: 48.1
Current: 15.9

-23.6
48.1
EPS Growth (%) 11.20
UEIC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. UEIC: 11.20 )
UEIC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.5   Max: 141
Current: 11.2

-18.5
141
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

UEIC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 22,385 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 138,900 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

UEIC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 138,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2013

UEIC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 6,993 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 130,900 sh (-5.76%)
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Q4 2013

UEIC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 6,941 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 93,600 sh (-28.5%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.70
UEIC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1774 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. UEIC: 24.70 )
UEIC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.42   Max: 33.3
Current: 24.7

9.42
33.3
P/B 1.90
UEIC's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 2373 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. UEIC: 1.90 )
UEIC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.62
Current: 1.9

0.74
3.62
P/S 1.10
UEIC's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 2545 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. UEIC: 1.10 )
UEIC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.1

0.38
2.14
PFCF 30.90
UEIC's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. UEIC: 30.90 )
UEIC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.09   Max: 451.75
Current: 30.9

7.09
451.75
EV-to-EBIT 15.40
UEIC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 1938 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. UEIC: 15.40 )
UEIC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 21.8
Current: 15.4

3.9
21.8
PEG 1.90
UEIC's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. UEIC: 1.90 )
UEIC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 15.61
Current: 1.9

0.52
15.61
Shiller P/E 29.20
UEIC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. UEIC: 29.20 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.57   Max: 50.67
Current: 29.2

9.57
50.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.90
UEIC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. UEIC: 8.90 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 12.64
Current: 8.9

2.67
12.64
Price/Tangible Book 2.40
UEIC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 2244 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UEIC: 2.40 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 6.22
Current: 2.4

0.59
6.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
UEIC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. UEIC: 1.10 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.6
Current: 1.1

0.6
5.6
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
UEIC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UEIC: 0.90 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.9

0.17
2.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
UEIC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UEIC: 1.90 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 3.26
Current: 1.9

0.75
3.26
Price/Graham Number 1.60
UEIC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
55% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. UEIC: 1.60 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.41
Current: 1.6

0.91
3.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
UEIC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. UEIC: 6.50 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 25.5
Current: 6.5

4.6
25.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.69
UEIC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Consumer Electronics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. UEIC: 15.69 )
UEIC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7   Max: 27.3
Current: 15.69

-7
27.3

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Consumer Electronics
Compare:TOSYY, PHG, LPL, SNE, HAR » details
Traded in other countries:UE1.Germany
Universal Electronics Inc. was incorporated under the laws of Delaware in 1986 and began operations in 1987. It develops and manufactures a line of pre-programmed universal wireless remote control products, audio-video accessories, and software that are marketed to enhance home entertainment systems. The company's offerings include the following: easy-to-use, pre-programmed universal infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) remote controls that are sold mainly to subscription broadcasting providers (cable, satellite and IPTV), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), retailers, and private label customers; audio-video (AV) accessories sold to consumers; integrated circuits, on which its software and universal IR remote control database is embedded, sold mainly to OEMs, subscription broadcasting providers, and private label customers; intellectual property which it license mainly to OEMs, software development companies, private label customers, and subscription broadcasting providers; and software, firmware and technology solutions that can enable devices such as TVs, set-top boxes, stereos, automotive audio systems, cell phones and other consumer electronic devices to wirelessly connect and interact with home networks and interactive services to deliver digital entertainment and information. Its main markets include the subscription broadcasting, OEM, retail, and private label companies that operate in the consumer electronics market. It provides subscription broadcasting providers, both domestically and internationally, with its universal remote control devices and integrated circuits, on which its software and IR code database library is embedded. It also sells its universal remote control devices and integrated circuits, on which its software and IR code database library is embedded, to OEMs that manufacture AV devices including digital set-top boxes. It holds a number of patents in the United States and abroad related to its products and technology, and has filed domestic and foreign applications for other patents that are pending. It provides domestic and international consumer support to its various universal remote control marketers, including manufacturers, cable and satellite providers, retail distributors, and audio and video original equipment manufacturers through its live and automated call centers. Its competitors include Contec, Philips Consumer Electronics, and Universal Remote Control. In the international retail and private label markets for wireless controls it compete with Logitech, Philips Consumer Electronics, Ruwido and Sony, as well as various manufacturers of wireless controls in Asia. Many of its products are subject to various federal, states, local and international laws governing chemical substances in products, including laws regulating the manufacture and distribution of chemical substances and restricting the presence of certain substances in electronics products.

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