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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
UUU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 2252 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. UUU: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UUU' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 3.84 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14
Equity to Asset 0.84
UUU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 2220 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. UUU: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UUU' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.81 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.84
0.48
0.98
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.40
M-Score: -3.51
WACC vs ROIC
3.73%
-7.19%
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -10.06
UUU's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 2229 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. UUU: -10.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UUU' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.53  Med: -4.16 Max: 8.54
Current: -10.06
-26.53
8.54
Net-margin (%) -16.10
UUU's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 2231 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. UUU: -16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UUU' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.45  Med: 1.62 Max: 18.64
Current: -16.1
-37.45
18.64
ROE (%) -11.64
UUU's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 2207 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. UUU: -11.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UUU' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.26  Med: 0.69 Max: 30.16
Current: -11.64
-25.26
30.16
ROA (%) -10.44
UUU's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 2256 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. UUU: -10.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UUU' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.45  Med: 0.61 Max: 25.27
Current: -10.44
-17.45
25.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -24.12
UUU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 2246 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. UUU: -24.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UUU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.04  Med: 19.24 Max: 68.47
Current: -24.12
-44.04
68.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.60
UUU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 2016 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. UUU: -8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UUU' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.8  Med: -3.80 Max: 24.5
Current: -8.6
-25.8
24.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 46.00
UUU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1597 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. UUU: 46.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UUU' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.3  Med: -1.50 Max: 78.7
Current: 46
-39.3
78.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 96.20
UUU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. UUU: 96.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UUU' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33  Med: 14.80 Max: 258.6
Current: 96.2
-33
258.6
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronics Distribution
Compare:TSE:5939, XBUL:57E, TPE:3312, TPE:1613, NAS:AEY, ROCO:3232 » details
Traded in other countries:USN.Germany,
Universal Security Instruments Inc designs and markets safety products consisting of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and related products.

Universal Security Instruments, Inc. was incorporated in Maryland in 1969. The Company designs and markets safety products consisting of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and related products. It also markets products to the electrical distribution trade. The electrical distribution trade includes electrical and lighting distributors as well as manufactured housing companies. The Company markets a line of residential smoke and carbon monoxide alarms under the trade names 'UNIVERSAL' and 'USI Electric'. Its line of smoke alarms consists of battery powered, electrical and electrical with battery backup alarms. Its products contain different types of batteries with different battery lives, and some with alarm silencers. The smoke alarms marketed to the electrical distribution trade also include hearing impaired and heat alarms with a variety of features. It also markets carbon monoxide alarms, door chimes and ventilation products.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.48
UUU's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 2226 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. UUU: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UUU' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.59 Max: 3.52
Current: 0.48
0.26
3.52
P/S 0.60
UUU's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 2245 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. UUU: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UUU' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.66
Current: 0.6
0.22
2.66
Current Ratio 2.47
UUU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 2165 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. UUU: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UUU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.82 Max: 21.42
Current: 2.47
1.14
21.42
Quick Ratio 1.05
UUU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 2165 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. UUU: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UUU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.27 Max: 10.88
Current: 1.05
0.22
10.88
Days Inventory 165.91
UUU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
89% of the 2174 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 73.09 vs. UUU: 165.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UUU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 83.53  Med: 132.57 Max: 194.16
Current: 165.91
83.53
194.16
Days Sales Outstanding 5.65
UUU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.23 vs. UUU: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UUU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 7.93 Max: 19.91
Current: 5.65
0.78
19.91
Days Payable 16.44
UUU's Days Payable is ranked lower than
91% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.31 vs. UUU: 16.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
UUU' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.11  Med: 33.45 Max: 55.14
Current: 16.44
18.11
55.14

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.70
UUU's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. UUU: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
UUU' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.86 Max: 9.9
Current: 1.7
0.72
9.9
Price/Tangible Book 0.48
UUU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 2173 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. UUU: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UUU' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.56 Max: 3.45
Current: 0.48
0.13
3.45
Price/Projected FCF 0.68
UUU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1344 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. UUU: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UUU' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.85 Max: 6.67
Current: 0.68
0.23
6.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.74
UUU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. UUU: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UUU' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.83 Max: 3.11
Current: 0.74
0.04
3.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -13.85
UUU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 2267 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. UUU: -13.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UUU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.01  Med: 12.50 Max: 35.1
Current: -13.85
-14.01
35.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -20.54
UUU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. UUU: -20.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UUU' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -91.9  Med: -1.30 Max: 43.2
Current: -20.54
-91.9
43.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $13.11
EPS (TTM) $ -0.92
Beta0.25
Short Percentage of Float0.16%
52-Week Range $3.11 - 6.88
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2.31
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