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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
98% of the 1683 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. UG: No Debt )
UG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.22   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.93
UG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. UG: 0.93 )
UG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.93

0.67
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
UG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
97% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. UG: No Debt )
UG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

5
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 52.23
M-Score: 0.56
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 : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 42.20
UG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1688 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. UG: 42.20 )
UG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.46   Max: 47.36
Current: 42.2

7.46
47.36
Net-margin (%) 31.44
UG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1689 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. UG: 31.44 )
UG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 38.29
Current: 31.44

1.49
38.29
ROE (%) 29.57
UG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. UG: 29.57 )
UG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.32   Max: 43.61
Current: 29.57

7.32
43.61
ROA (%) 27.01
UG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. UG: 27.01 )
UG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 40.01
Current: 27.01

5.04
40.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 147.62
UG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1691 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. UG: 147.62 )
UG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.28   Max: 365.4
Current: 147.62

19.28
365.4
Revenue Growth (%) 4.90
UG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. UG: 4.90 )
UG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 9.8
Current: 4.9

-2.7
9.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.30
UG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. UG: 13.30 )
UG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 33.9
Current: 13.3

-3.5
33.9
EPS Growth (%) 17.00
UG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. UG: 17.00 )
UG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 78.3
Current: 17

0
78.3
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.60
UG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 24.70 vs. UG: 20.60 )
UG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.41   Max: 27.88
Current: 20.6

8.41
27.88
P/B 6.10
UG's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. UG: 6.10 )
UG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 10.13
Current: 6.1

1.83
10.13
P/S 6.50
UG's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. UG: 6.50 )
UG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 10.27
Current: 6.5

2.2
10.27
PFCF 18.20
UG's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 53.26 vs. UG: 18.20 )
UG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.15   Max: 36.6
Current: 18.2

7.15
36.6
EV-to-EBIT 13.68
UG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. UG: 13.68 )
UG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 20.3
Current: 13.68

3.4
20.3
PEG 2.07
UG's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UG: 2.07 )
UG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 6.79
Current: 2.07

1.02
6.79
Shiller P/E 20.00
UG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 53.11 vs. UG: 20.00 )
UG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.45   Max: 34.4
Current: 20

9.45
34.4
Current Ratio 15.84
UG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 1695 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UG: 15.84 )
UG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.33   Max: 23.72
Current: 15.84

3.33
23.72
Quick Ratio 14.09
UG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 1695 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. UG: 14.09 )
UG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 22.05
Current: 14.09

1.42
22.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.20
UG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. UG: 4.20 )
UG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 9.39
Current: 4.2

1.66
9.39
Dividend Payout 1.03
UG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. UG: 1.03 )
UG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.03

1.03
2.9
Dividend growth (3y) 15.50
UG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. UG: 15.50 )
UG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.1
Current: 15.5

0
45.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.95
UG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. UG: 7.95 )
UG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 17.76
Current: 7.95

3.14
17.76
Share Buyback Rate 1.00
UG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. UG: 1.00 )
UG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.4   Max: -12.2
Current: 1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 8.90
UG's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
97% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UG: 8.90 )
UG' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 287.5
Current: 8.9

2.69
287.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.70
UG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UG: 7.70 )
UG' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 26.79
Current: 7.7

2.3
26.79
Price/Tangible Book 6.10
UG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. UG: 6.10 )
UG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 9.12
Current: 6.1

1.31
9.12
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
UG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. UG: 1.70 )
UG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.7

0.83
2.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
UG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. UG: 1.50 )
UG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.5

0.22
1.99
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.70
UG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UG: 2.70 )
UG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.08
Current: 2.7

0.39
3.08
Price/Graham Number 2.40
UG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. UG: 2.40 )
UG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.15
Current: 2.4

0.94
3.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
UG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1663 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. UG: 7.40 )
UG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 29
Current: 7.4

4.9
29
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.51
UG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. UG: 12.51 )
UG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 19.1
Current: 12.51

7.3
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 sold d
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