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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
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.23
UUU's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. UUU: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
UUU' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 4.63 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23
Equity-to-Asset 0.82
UUU's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. UUU: 0.82 )
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: 0.82
0.48
0.98
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.07
Beneish M-Score: -3.07
WACC vs ROIC
2.97%
-4.43%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -5.19
UUU's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. UUU: -5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
UUU' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.53  Med: -8.58 Max: 10.89
Current: -5.19
-26.53
10.89
Net Margin % -12.72
UUU's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
83% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. UUU: -12.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
UUU' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.45  Med: -3.36 Max: 18.64
Current: -12.72
-37.45
18.64
ROE % -11.17
UUU's ROE % is ranked lower than
83% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. UUU: -11.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
UUU' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.26  Med: -1.8 Max: 26.17
Current: -11.17
-25.26
26.17
ROA % -9.41
UUU's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. UUU: -9.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
UUU' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.45  Med: -1.72 Max: 19.57
Current: -9.41
-17.45
19.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -20.10
UUU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.82 vs. UUU: -20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
UUU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.04  Med: -2.04 Max: 32.51
Current: -20.1
-44.04
32.51
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.70
UUU's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UUU: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
UUU' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.8  Med: -3.7 Max: 21
Current: -3.7
-25.8
21
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 4.30
UUU's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. UUU: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
UUU' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.3  Med: -1.5 Max: 23.4
Current: 4.3
-39.3
23.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 66.30
UUU's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. UUU: 66.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
UUU' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33  Med: 17.8 Max: 268.9
Current: 66.3
-33
268.9
GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with Universal Security Instruments Inc $UUU.
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Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services    NAICS: 561621    SIC: 7382
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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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history
PB Ratio 0.45
UUU's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. UUU: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
UUU' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.55 Max: 3.52
Current: 0.45
0.26
3.52
PS Ratio 0.48
UUU's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. UUU: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
UUU' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.66
Current: 0.48
0.22
2.66
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.95
UUU's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
71% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. UUU: 8.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
UUU' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 8.24 Max: 112.2
Current: 8.95
1.89
112.2
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.95
UUU's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
50% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. UUU: 8.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
UUU' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.65  Med: 9.11 Max: 111.24
Current: 8.95
2.65
111.24
Current Ratio 2.23
UUU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. UUU: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UUU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.84 Max: 21.42
Current: 2.23
1.14
21.42
Quick Ratio 0.56
UUU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. UUU: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UUU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.29 Max: 10.88
Current: 0.56
0.22
10.88
Days Inventory 176.80
UUU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.80 vs. UUU: 176.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UUU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 98.7  Med: 137.93 Max: 194.16
Current: 176.8
98.7
194.16
Days Sales Outstanding 4.72
UUU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 60.81 vs. UUU: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UUU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 6.94 Max: 19.91
Current: 4.72
0.45
19.91
Days Payable 20.76
UUU's Days Payable is ranked lower than
79% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.93 vs. UUU: 20.76 )
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: 61.61
Current: 20.76
18.11
61.61

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
UUU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. UUU: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
UUU' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.5  Med: -4 Max: 1.4
Current: -0.3
-8.5
1.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.66
UUU's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. UUU: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
UUU' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.91 Max: 9.9
Current: 1.66
0.72
9.9
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.46
UUU's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
94% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. UUU: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
UUU' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.57 Max: 3.45
Current: 0.46
0.13
3.45
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.63
UUU's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. UUU: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
UUU' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.89 Max: 3.37
Current: 0.63
0.05
3.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -13.30
UUU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. UUU: -13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
UUU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.3  Med: 12.9 Max: 35.1
Current: -13.3
-13.3
35.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -23.47
UUU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. UUU: -23.47 )
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: -28.7  Med: -3.5 Max: 43.2
Current: -23.47
-28.7
43.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $13.98
EPS (TTM) $ -0.77
Beta0.01
Short Percentage of Float0.11%
52-Week Range $2.85 - 4.63
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2.31
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