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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
UUU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. UUU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UUU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 4.63 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.95
UUU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 2087 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. UUU: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UUU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.80 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.95
0.48
0.98
Interest Coverage No Debt
UUU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 271.97 vs. UUU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UUU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.24  Med: 39.85 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
4.24
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 8.81
M-Score: -3.44
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -35.97
UUU's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 2167 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. UUU: -35.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UUU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -15.93  Med: -3.99 Max: 10.89
Current: -35.97
-15.93
10.89
Net-margin (%) -43.10
UUU's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 2167 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. UUU: -43.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UUU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.38  Med: 0.53 Max: 18.64
Current: -43.1
-35.38
18.64
ROE (%) -19.27
UUU's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 2144 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. UUU: -19.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UUU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.26  Med: 2.05 Max: 47.18
Current: -19.27
-25.26
47.18
ROA (%) -18.51
UUU's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. UUU: -18.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UUU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.41  Med: 1.78 Max: 35.39
Current: -18.51
-17.41
35.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -65.56
UUU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. UUU: -65.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UUU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -46.43  Med: 4.71 Max: 152.97
Current: -65.56
-46.43
152.97
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
UUU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. UUU: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UUU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.8  Med: -2.05 Max: 21
Current: -0.2
-25.8
21
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UUU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.71
UUU's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. UUU: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UUU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.62 Max: 3.52
Current: 0.71
0.26
3.52
P/S 1.44
UUU's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 2149 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. UUU: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UUU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.65
Current: 1.44
0.21
2.65
Current Ratio 6.67
UUU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. UUU: 6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UUU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.80 Max: 21.42
Current: 6.67
1.14
21.42
Quick Ratio 3.06
UUU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. UUU: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UUU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.35 Max: 10.88
Current: 3.06
0.22
10.88
Days Inventory 171.42
UUU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 2124 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. UUU: 171.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UUU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 79.48  Med: 103.65 Max: 166.47
Current: 171.42
79.48
166.47
Days Sales Outstanding 20.60
UUU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 1861 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. UUU: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UUU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 14.25 Max: 42.86
Current: 20.6
0.78
42.86

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 43.57
UUU's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
84% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.45 vs. UUU: 43.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
UUU' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 6.29 Max: 1701.8
Current: 43.57
2.3
1701.8
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.43
UUU's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1543 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. UUU: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
UUU' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.76 Max: 9.91
Current: 2.43
0.72
9.91
Price/Tangible Book 0.71
UUU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 2061 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. UUU: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UUU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.53 Max: 3.45
Current: 0.71
0.13
3.45
Price/Projected FCF 1.25
UUU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. UUU: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UUU' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.80 Max: 6.67
Current: 1.25
0.02
6.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.53
UUU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 2061 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UUU: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UUU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.68 Max: 2.77
Current: 1.53
0.04
2.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -27.58
UUU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 2152 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. UUU: -27.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UUU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -27.58  Med: 4.70 Max: 21
Current: -27.58
-27.58
21
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -30.32
UUU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. UUU: -30.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UUU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -91.9  Med: -0.90 Max: 43.2
Current: -30.32
-91.9
43.2

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronics Distribution
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Traded in other countries:USN.Germany,
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.
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