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United-Guardian is part of the consumer defensive sector and trades as part of the consumer packaged goods industry. The company CEO is Kenneth H. Globus. United-Guardian Inc is a manufacturer and distributor of personal care products such as cosmetics mainly in the United States. Its portfolio also includes pharmaceuticals, medical lubricants, healthcare solutions.



SeekingAlpha:  United – Guardian reports Q1 results

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, UG shares returned -0.53% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.70%. Over three months, it changed 4.77%. In one year it has changed 9.29% and within that year its 52 week high was 20.75 and its 52 week low was 15.51. UG stock is 31.21% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 18.21 and a 50 day moving average of 19.23. Right now, UG stock is trading 11.74% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  United – Guardian reports Q1 results

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $93.6m with 4.6m shares outstanding and a float of 2.0m shares. Trading volume was 21 shares and has experienced an average volume of 4,238 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for United-Guardian was 0.95 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.45.

1stQtr 2019 0.274thQtr 2018 0.133rdQtr 2018 0.292ndQtr 2018 0.301stQtr 2018 0.23

The dividend per share is currently 1.10, which is a dividend yield of 5.40%. With a payout ratio of inf%, UG stock may not have sufficient earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in and grow the business, therefore in the future the dividend may be reduced.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 21.14, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 3.73%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of United-Guardian; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -1.30% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 55.50% of insider ownership and 31.70% of institutional ownership.



The beta was calculated to be -0.25.

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 36.70%, return on assets is 31.86%, profit margin is 31.70%, price-to-sales is 6.42 and price-to-book is 7.53.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 1  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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