Universal Electronics (UEIC) Issues Q4 2018 Earnings Guidance

Universal Electronics (NASDAQ:UEIC) issued an update on its fourth quarter 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.70-0.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.82. The company issued revenue guidance of $180-188 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $189.57 million.

Shares of UEIC stock traded up $5.13 on Friday, hitting $36.80. The stock had a trading volume of 322,876 shares, compared to its average volume of 84,372. Universal Electronics has a 12-month low of $26.97 and a 12-month high of $56.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The company has a market cap of $453.79 million, a P/E ratio of 11.05, a P/E/G ratio of 10.94 and a beta of 1.32.

Universal Electronics (NASDAQ:UEIC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The technology company reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.33. The firm had revenue of $182.72 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $184.11 million. Universal Electronics had a net margin of 1.02% and a return on equity of 15.77%. As a group, research analysts expect that Universal Electronics will post 0.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on UEIC shares. Sidoti downgraded shares of Universal Electronics from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $44.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Universal Electronics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, October 11th. B. Riley set a $42.00 target price on shares of Universal Electronics and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Universal Electronics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Universal Electronics from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $43.00.

In other news, insider Richard A. Firehammer, Jr. sold 4,032 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.07, for a total value of $161,562.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,032 shares in the company, valued at $161,562.24. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 5.97% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Universal Electronics Company Profile

Universal Electronics Inc develops and manufactures pre-programmed and universal control products, audio-video (AV) accessories, software and intelligent wireless security products, and sensing and automation components for home entertainment and automation systems. The company offers universal infrared and radio frequency (RF) remote controls; integrated circuits on which its software and universal device control database is embedded; and software, firmware, and technology solutions that enable devices, including televisions, set-top boxes, audio systems, smartphones, tablets, game controllers, and other consumer electronic devices to wirelessly connect and interact with home networks, as well as interactive services to control and deliver digital entertainment and information.

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