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How to buy Universal Electronics stock | $50.37

Learn how to easily invest in Universal Electronics stock.

Universal Electronics Inc
NASDAQ: UEIC - USD
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
$46.30
+$0.94 (+2.06%)

Universal Electronics Inc is a consumer electronics business based in the US. Universal Electronics shares (UEIC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Universal Electronics employs 3,839 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Universal Electronics stock price (NASDAQ: UEIC)

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Universal Electronics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$50.37
52-week range$35.09 - $65.02
50-day moving average $48.23
200-day moving average $53.91
Wall St. target price$69.25
PE ratio 16.3357
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.80

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Universal Electronics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $50.37 from 2021-05-26

1 week (2021-07-18) N/A
1 month (2021-06-29) 5.09%
3 months (2021-04-29) -10.04%
6 months (2021-01-25) N/A
1 year (2020-07-25) N/A
2 years (2019-07-25) N/A
3 years (2018-07-25) N/A
5 years (2016-07-25) N/A

Is Universal Electronics under- or over-valued?

Valuing Universal Electronics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Universal Electronics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Universal Electronics's P/E ratio

Universal Electronics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Universal Electronics shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Universal Electronics's PEG ratio

Universal Electronics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.39. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Universal Electronics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Universal Electronics's EBITDA

Universal Electronics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $66.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Universal Electronics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Universal Electronics financials

Revenue TTM $613.4 million
Operating margin TTM 6.17%
Gross profit TTM $176.3 million
Return on assets TTM 4.53%
Return on equity TTM 13.68%
Profit margin 6.48%
Book value $22.55
Market capitalisation $629.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Universal Electronics shares

There are currently 126,943 Universal Electronics shares held short by investors – that's known as Universal Electronics's "short interest". This figure is 28.9% down from 178,487 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Universal Electronics shares can be evaluated.

Universal Electronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Universal Electronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Universal Electronics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Universal Electronics shares traded daily (recently around 87546.896551724). Universal Electronics's SIR currently stands at 1.45. In other words for every 100,000 Universal Electronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1450 shares are currently held short.

However Universal Electronics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Universal Electronics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Universal Electronics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Universal Electronics's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Universal Electronics shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0096% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Universal Electronics shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Universal Electronics.

Find out more about how you can short Universal Electronics stock.

Universal Electronics share dividends

We're not expecting Universal Electronics to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Universal Electronics's shares ever split?

Universal Electronics's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 January 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Universal Electronics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Universal Electronics shares which in turn could have impacted Universal Electronics's share price.

Universal Electronics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Universal Electronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.09 up to $65.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UEIC.US volatility(beta: 1.24)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Universal Electronics's is 1.2432. This would suggest that Universal Electronics's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Universal Electronics overview

Universal Electronics Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells pre-programmed and universal control products, audio-video accessories, and intelligent wireless security and smart home products for consumer electronics, subscription broadcasting, security, home automation, hospitality, and climate control markets. The company offers universal radio frequency (RF) and infrared remote controls; integrated circuits on which its software and universal device control database is embedded; and software, firmware, and technology solutions that enable devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes, audio systems, smart speakers, game controllers, and smart home and other consumer electronic devices to wirelessly connect and interact with home networks, as well as interactive services to control and deliver home entertainment, smart home services, and device or system information. It also provides proprietary and standards-based RF sensors designed for residential security, safety, and automation applications; wall-mount and handheld thermostat controllers, and connected accessories for intelligent energy management systems; and AV accessories. In addition, the company licenses intellectual property comprising its patented technologies, and database of control codes. The company serves service providers, original equipment manufacturers, retailers, private label brands, as well as to distributors and dealers. It sells its products under the One For All brand in the United States, the United Kingdom, the People's Republic of China, rest of Asia, Europe, Latin America, and internationally.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Universal Electronics is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.467% of Universal Electronics shares are held by insiders and 92.301% by institutions.
How many people work for Universal Electronics?
Latest data suggests 3,839 work at Universal Electronics.
When does the fiscal year end for Universal Electronics?
Universal Electronics's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Universal Electronics based?
Universal Electronics's address is: Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 85254-2494
What is Universal Electronics's ISIN number?
Universal Electronics's international securities identification number is: US9134831034
What is Universal Electronics's CUSIP number?
Universal Electronics's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 913483103

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