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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
UG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1386 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. UG: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.89
UG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. UG: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.91 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.89
0.71
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
UG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 28.34 vs. UG: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
6
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 32.17
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
3.98%
114.77%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 40.73
UG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. UG: 40.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.57  Med: 32.19 Max: 47.36
Current: 40.73
8.57
47.36
Net-margin (%) 30.12
UG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. UG: 30.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.29  Med: 22.20 Max: 38.29
Current: 30.12
4.29
38.29
ROE (%) 27.53
UG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. UG: 27.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.49  Med: 21.54 Max: 43.61
Current: 27.53
11.49
43.61
ROA (%) 25.01
UG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. UG: 25.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.47  Med: 19.05 Max: 40.01
Current: 25.01
8.47
40.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 154.63
UG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1398 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. UG: 154.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 33.77  Med: 156.07 Max: 365.4
Current: 154.63
33.77
365.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.10
UG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UG: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.1  Med: 3.90 Max: 9.8
Current: -2.1
-2.1
9.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.00
UG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. UG: -4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4  Med: 9.20 Max: 33.7
Current: -4
-4
33.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.10
UG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. UG: -5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.1  Med: 11.30 Max: 49.4
Current: -5.1
-5.1
49.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

UG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 132,900 sh (+2.00%)
Mario Gabelli 163,600 sh (-1.51%)
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Q3 2014

UG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 140,300 sh (+5.57%)
Mario Gabelli 163,400 sh (-0.12%)
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Q4 2014

UG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 146,800 sh (+4.63%)
Mario Gabelli 163,400 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

UG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 150,900 sh (+2.79%)
Mario Gabelli 162,600 sh (-0.49%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.30
UG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. UG: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.41  Med: 16.78 Max: 27.88
Current: 20.3
8.41
27.88
Forward P/E 27.25
UG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. UG: 27.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.90
UG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. UG: 21.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.37  Med: 16.80 Max: 27.97
Current: 21.9
8.37
27.97
P/B 5.25
UG's P/B is ranked lower than
84% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. UG: 5.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.83  Med: 3.92 Max: 10.13
Current: 5.25
1.83
10.13
P/S 6.17
UG's P/S is ranked lower than
91% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. UG: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.63 Max: 10.27
Current: 6.17
2.2
10.27
PFCF 16.04
UG's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. UG: 16.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.15  Med: 17.74 Max: 36.6
Current: 16.04
7.15
36.6
POCF 15.89
UG's POCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.39 vs. UG: 15.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.89  Med: 16.44 Max: 34.06
Current: 15.89
6.89
34.06
EV-to-EBIT 14.05
UG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.96 vs. UG: 14.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 10.00 Max: 20.3
Current: 14.05
3.4
20.3
PEG 4.76
UG's PEG is ranked lower than
64% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. UG: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.16 Max: 5.76
Current: 4.76
1.02
5.76
Shiller P/E 18.16
UG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 22.79 vs. UG: 18.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.45  Med: 19.36 Max: 34.4
Current: 18.16
9.45
34.4
Current Ratio 9.92
UG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. UG: 9.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 4.22  Med: 10.67 Max: 23.72
Current: 9.92
4.22
23.72
Quick Ratio 9.34
UG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. UG: 9.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 9.48 Max: 22.05
Current: 9.34
1.56
22.05
Days Inventory 94.98
UG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 63.73 vs. UG: 94.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 76.81  Med: 94.76 Max: 152.7
Current: 94.98
76.81
152.7
Days Sales Outstanding 59.98
UG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
74% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 38.58 vs. UG: 59.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.87  Med: 38.50 Max: 54.54
Current: 59.98
26.87
54.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.41
UG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 1539 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. UG: 4.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 4.31 Max: 9.39
Current: 4.41
1.66
9.39
Dividend Payout 0.88
UG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
86% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. UG: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.79 Max: 2.9
Current: 0.88
1.03
2.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.56
UG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. UG: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.48  Med: 6.45 Max: 14.05
Current: 6.56
2.48
14.05

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 7.60
UG's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
65% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. UG: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
UG' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.69  Med: 5.61 Max: 287.5
Current: 7.6
2.69
287.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.75
UG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. UG: 5.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
UG' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.97  Med: 3.72 Max: 10.06
Current: 5.75
1.97
10.06
Price/Tangible Book 5.30
UG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. UG: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.76  Med: 3.24 Max: 9.14
Current: 5.3
1.76
9.14
Price/Projected FCF 1.52
UG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. UG: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UG' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.22
Current: 1.52
0.83
2.22
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.59
UG's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
51% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. UG: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.34
UG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. UG: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.94
Current: 1.34
0.21
1.94
Price/Graham Number 2.21
UG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. UG: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.54 Max: 3.19
Current: 2.21
0.98
3.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.81
UG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. UG: 7.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.9  Med: 10.00 Max: 29
Current: 7.81
4.9
29
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.71
UG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. UG: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 8  Med: 13.10 Max: 19.1
Current: 9.71
8
19.1

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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United-Guardian Inc is a Delaware corporation. The company through its Guardian Laboratories Division manufactures and markets cosmetic ingredients, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, medical and health care products, and specialty industrial products. It also conducts research and development, primarily related to the development of new and unique cosmetic and personal care products. The Company's products are separated into four distinct product categories: personal care products (including cosmetic ingredients), pharmaceuticals, medical products, and industrial products. The Company's personal care products include; LUBRAJELTM is a line of water-based moisturizing and lubricating gel formulations that are used as ingredients in personal care consisting of cosmetic & skin care; LUBRAJEL PF is different from the other products in the LUBRAJEL line in that it is a completely preservative-free form of LUBRAJE; LUBRAJEL NATURAL is a natural form of LUBRAJEL for cosmetic use based on natural polysaccharides, which contribute moisturization, emulsion stabilization, and emolliency to personal care creams and lotions; its other personal care products include; LUBRASIL, LUBRAJEL II XD, KLENSOFT, UNITWIX, ORCHID COMPLEX, LUBRASLIDE, and HYDRAJEL PL. the Company's medical products includes; LUBRAJEL RR and RC are both gels used primarily as lubricants for urinary catheters; LUBRAJEL LC was developed for a specific customer who required a product suitable for oral use, to be used in a line of mouth moisturizers that it markets; LUBRAJEL MG is the original form of LUBRAJEL, developed as a medical lubricant; and LUBRAJEL FLUID is a very low viscosity form of LUBRAJEL that was developed to provide superior lubrication in water-soluble products. The Company's Pharmaceuticals products include; RENACIDIN a prescription drug product that is used primarily to prevent and to dissolve calcifications in urethral catheters and the urinary bladder and marked as a ready-to-use sterile solution; and CLORPACTIN WCS-90 an antimicrobial product used primarily in urology to treat infections in the urinary bladder. It is also used in surgery for treating a wide range of localized infections in the peritoneum as well as the eye, ear, nose and throat, and sinuses. The Company's industrial product includes; DESELEX Liquid a sequestering and chelating agent that is used primarily as a replacement for phosphates in the manufacture of detergents and also use in personal care products as a chelating agent in shampoos and body washes; and POLYCOMPLEX M and Q an complexing agents capable of producing clear solutions of specific water-insoluble materials. The products are sold directly to those marketing partners, which in turn resell those products to their customers for use in the manufacture or compounding of the customers' personal care and cosmetic products. The Company's non-pharmaceutical medical products and the specialty industrial products are
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