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Universal Electronics develops control and sensor technology solutions and manufactures a line of pre-programmed and universal remote control products, audio-video accessories, and intelligent wireless security and automation components. The Company's offerings include pre-programmed universal infrared and radio frequency remote controls that are sold primarily to subscription broadcasting providers, original equipment manufacturers, retailers, and private label customers, and integrated circuits, on which its software and universal device control database is embedded, sold primarily to OEMs, subscription broadcasting providers, and private label customers.

TypePublic
Founded1986
HQSanta Ana, CA, US
Websiteuei.com
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureD-

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)4,347(+18%)
Job Openings46
Revenue (FY, 2020)$614.7 M(-18%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$50.5(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at Universal Electronics

Rick Firehammer

Rick Firehammer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Bryan Hackworth

Bryan Hackworth

Senior Vice President and CFO
Satjiv Chahil

Satjiv Chahil

Director
Menno Koopmans

Menno Koopmans

Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
William Mulligan

William Mulligan

Director
Norm Sheridan

Norm Sheridan

Senior Vice President, Engineering
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Universal Electronics Office Locations

Universal Electronics has offices in Santa Ana, Carlsbad, San Mateo, Scottsdale and in 3 other locations
Santa Ana, CA, US (HQ)
201 Sandpointe Ave
Carlsbad, CA, US
2055 Corte Del Nogal
San Mateo, CA, US
2755 Campus Dr #130
Scottsdale, AZ, US
15147 N Scottsdale Rd h300
Hong Kong, HK
18 Tak Fung St
Bengaluru, IN
2nd Floor, East Wing, Khanija Bhavan #49, Race Course Rd
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Universal Electronics Financials and Metrics

Universal Electronics Revenue

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Universal Electronics's revenue was reported to be $614.68 m in FY, 2020
USD

Revenue (FY, 2020)

614.7m

Gross profit (FY, 2020)

176.3m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2020), %

28.7%

Net income (FY, 2020)

38.6m

EBIT (FY, 2020)

37.3m

Market capitalization (23-Sept-2021)

669.5m

Closing stock price (23-Sept-2021)

50.5

Cash (31-Dec-2020)

57.2m

EV

646.0m
Universal Electronics's current market capitalization is $669.5 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

76.2m112.5m53.0m50.6m62.4m53.2m74.3m57.2m

Accounts Receivable

95.4m98.0m121.8m124.6m151.6m144.7m139.2m129.4m

Prepaid Expenses

11.6m6.7m6.8m

Inventories

4.4m6.9m6.2m129.9m162.6m144.4m145.1m120.4m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

90.4m87.6m99.0m97.1m82.2m64.3m56.1m49.4m48.1m62.7m49.7m48.6m40.2m59.4m42.0m44.9m49.6m54.7m58.9m58.8m67.1m

Accounts Receivable

84.8m107.5m105.9m93.8m103.6m112.1m111.0m132.1m134.4m129.2m147.7m153.4m160.1m143.7m151.9m158.1m154.6m157.1m137.1m143.9m128.1m

Prepaid Expenses

14.3m15.4m10.0m9.0m6.1m6.4m5.3m5.8m

Inventories

90.2m88.8m92.3m100.2m109.1m113.0m117.7m119.1m124.1m131.5m143.4m10.0m139.4m147.2m135.9m150.0m148.9m137.5m142.2m134.7m115.8m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

23.0m32.5m29.2m20.4m(10.3m)11.9m3.6m38.6m

Depreciation and Amortization

18.4m18.2m20.5m27.0m31.3m33.6m31.9m29.7m

Inventories

(15.0m)(8.2m)(32.0m)(14.8m)(29.9m)(19.9m)(1.9m)28.3m

Accounts Payable

2.3m20.0m33.3m10.5m11.0m(7.4m)14.2m(33.5m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

4.3m12.8m23.6m5.2m13.6m19.8m2.7m9.3m17.1m119.0k4.8m1.7m(587.0k)22.1m23.0m(1.0m)(6.1m)(3.4m)5.8m20.2m26.4m

Depreciation and Amortization

4.3m8.8m13.4m4.7m9.4m14.5m5.9m12.0m19.0m7.6m16.0m23.2m8.2m16.9m25.3m8.0m15.9m23.7m7.5m15.7m22.9m

Inventories

4.8m5.1m(577.0k)(6.0m)(15.0m)(20.3m)5.1m982.0k(4.5m)(1.6m)(11.2m)10.0m1.4m(16.1m)(9.5m)(6.5m)(11.4m)(6.8m)1.6m9.6m30.5m

Accounts Payable

(10.5m)10.4m13.6m(12.2m)1.4m21.8m(22.9m)4.5m7.7m(16.2m)(15.0k)106.9m(21.2m)(7.3m)(13.1m)3.0m16.8m11.7m(29.0m)(40.9m)(50.5m)
USDFY, 2013

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Universal Electronics Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018

Individual Consumer Electronic Brand Names

6.9 k7 k7.2 k7.3 k7.3 k7.6 k7.7 k7.7 k7.9 k8 k8 k8 k8.1 k8.2 k

Individual Device Functions

863 k881 k896 k909 k922 k941 k959 k982 k1 m1 m1 m1 m1 m1 m

Patents and Patent Applications

316357364373380400400400400400400400
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Universal Electronics Revenue Breakdown

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Universal Electronics revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 49.7% from United States, 11.9% from People's Republic of China, 11.4% from Europe, 7.8% from Latin America, 15.0% from Asia (excluding PRC) and 4.2% from Other

Universal Electronics Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

91/100

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Universal Electronics Online and Social Media Presence

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Universal Electronics Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D-

    54/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    51/100

  • Compensation

    D+

    59/100

  • Diversity

    D

    57/100

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Universal Electronics News and Updates

Universal Electronics and DSP Group Demonstrate Hands-Free, Low Power, Voice-Activated Remote Control

UEI demonstrates low-power wake-on-voice remote control achieving superior voice accuracy while meeting lower power consumption requirements for battery-operated remote controls UEI demonstrates low-power wake-on-voice remote control achieving superior voice accuracy while meeting lower power consum…

Universal Electronics Blogs

Universal Electronics Inc. to Present at the 17th Annual Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, November 25, 2020—Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), the global leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, announced Paul Arling, Chairman and CEO, is scheduled to attend Imperial Capital’s 2020 Security Investor Conference being held virtually on Decembe…

Universal Electronics Inc. to Launch Apple TV Remote Control for MVPDs

New Apple TV remote from UEI is optimized for live TV experiences, including quick EPG access and channel surfing SCOTTSDALE, AZ, November 20, 2020—Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), the global leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, is introducing a remote control fo…

Universal Electronics Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2020

Guides for Record Profitability in Q4 2020 Board Authorizes Stock Repurchase Program for Up to 500,000 Shares SCOTTSDALE, AZ – November 5, 2020 – Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ: UEIC) reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. “Our strategies to dev…

Universal Electronics to Host Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call on November 5

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, October 22, 2020 – Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 5, 2020 to discuss its third quarter 2020 earnings results. Management will provide a financial and business update as well as answer questions. To gai…

Universal Electronics Inc. to Provide Voice-Enabled Remotes for Liberty Global’s New Environmentally Friendly Set-Top Box

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, October 7, 2020—Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), the global leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, has been selected to provide voice-enabled remote control units to Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communica…

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Universal Electronics Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Universal Electronics founded?

    Universal Electronics was founded in 1986.

  • Who are Universal Electronics key executives?

    Universal Electronics's key executives are Rick Firehammer, Bryan Hackworth and Satjiv Chahil.

  • How many employees does Universal Electronics have?

    Universal Electronics has 4,347 employees.

  • What is Universal Electronics revenue?

    Latest Universal Electronics annual revenue is $614.7 m.

  • What is Universal Electronics revenue per employee?

    Latest Universal Electronics revenue per employee is $141.4 k.

  • Who are Universal Electronics competitors?

    Competitors of Universal Electronics include Noon Home, Crestron Electronics and Ferguson.

  • Where is Universal Electronics headquarters?

    Universal Electronics headquarters is located at 201 Sandpointe Ave, Santa Ana.

  • Where are Universal Electronics offices?

    Universal Electronics has offices in Santa Ana, Carlsbad, San Mateo, Scottsdale and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Universal Electronics have?

    Universal Electronics has 9 offices.