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Universal Electronics (UEIC) Company Profile

Updated Jun 19, 2020
Universal Electronics has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Universal Electronics Inc.
Short Name:Universal Electronics
Trading Ticker Symbol:UEIC
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:California, CA
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Non-Durables
Seconday Sub-sector:Consumer Electronics and Appliances
Main Business Areas: Consumer Non-Durables, Consumer Electronics and AppliancesConsumer Electronics
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding Universal Electronics stock

Market and Trading Information for Universal Electronics

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Universal Electronics as of writing:
Current Share Price:$45.61
Previous Year's Closing Price:$52.26
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-12.72%
Market Cap:$634.57 million
52-week Price Range:$29.5 - $60
Dividend Per Share:$0
EPS (TTM):0.74
Price-Earnings (Trailing):61.89
Price-Earnings (Forward):10.44

Company Profile and Business Description for Universal Electronics

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), incorporated on November 21, 1986, develops control and sensor technology solutions and manufactures a line of pre-programmed and universal remote control products, audio-video (AV) accessories, and intelligent wireless security and automation components. The Company's offerings include pre-programmed universal infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) remote controls that are sold primarily to subscription broadcasting providers (cable, satellite and Internet Protocol television (IPTV)), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), 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. Its offerings also include software, firmware and technology solutions that enable devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes, stereos, smart phones, tablets, gaming controllers and other consumer electronic devices to wirelessly connect and interact with home networks and interactive services to control and deliver digital entertainment and information; intellectual property, which it licenses primarily to OEMs, software development companies, private label customers, and subscription broadcasting providers; RF sensors designed for residential security, safety and automation applications, and AV accessories sold, directly and indirectly, to consumers.

The Company's principal markets are the subscription broadcast, consumer and mobile electronics and residential security markets, where its customers include subscription broadcasters, OEMs, international retailers, private label brands, pro-security dealers and companies in the computing industry. The Company provides subscription broadcasting providers, both domestically and internationally, with its universal remote control devices and integrated circuits, on which its software and device code database library is embedded. It also sells integrated circuits, on which its software and IR device control code database is embedded, and licenses its IR device control database to OEMs that manufacture televisions, digital audio and video players, streamer boxes, cable converters, satellite receivers, set-top boxes, room air conditioning equipment, game consoles, and wireless mobile phones and tablets.

Under its smart device control solutions, UEI offers various elements needed for device control from the IR microcontroller to the device control database to the user interface for the touchscreen. Nevo is a UEI-designed and developed universal control application designed for Android and iPhone Operating System (iOS) tablets and smart phones. Its Nevo application is available for download at Google Play and the Apple Application Store. The Company distributes remote control devices, sensors and AV accessories directly to subscription broadcasters and OEMs, both domestically and internationally. It also distributes home security sensors to pro-security installers in the United States through a network of dealers. Outside of North America, the Company sells its wireless control devices and AV accessories under the One For All and private label brand names to retailers through its international subsidiaries.

The Company ships integrated circuits, on which its software and control code database are embedded, directly to manufacturers. In addition, the Company licenses its software and technology to manufacturers. It provides domestic and international consumer support to its various universal remote control marketers, including manufacturers, cable and satellite providers, retail distributors, and audio and video OEMs through its live and automated call centers. The Company also makes available a Web-based support resource,, designed for subscription broadcasters. This solution offers videos and online tools to help users set up their universal remote. The UEI Technical Support Services call center provides customer interaction management services from service and support to retention. Its services include pre-repair calls, post-install surveys and inbound calls for cable customers.

The Company's 23 international subsidiaries as of December 31, 2016, were C.G. Development Ltd., CG Mexico Remote Controls, S. de R.L. de C.V., Enson Assets Ltd., Gemstar Polyfirst Ltd., Gemstar Technology (China) Co. Ltd., Gemstar Technology (Qinzhou) Co. Ltd., Gemstar Technology (Yangzhou) Co. Ltd., Guangzhou Universal Electronics Service Co., Ltd., One For All Argentina S.R.L., One For All France S.A.S., One For All GmbH, One for All Iberia S.L., One For All UK Ltd., UE Japan Ltd., UE Singapore Pte. Ltd., UEI Cayman Inc., UEI do Brasil Controles Remotos Ltda., UEI Electronics Pte. Ltd., UEI Hong Kong Pte. Ltd., Universal Electronics B.V., Universal Electronics Italia S.R.L., Universal Electronics Trading Co., Ltd., Universal Electronics Yangzhou Co. Ltd. and UEI Cayman Inc. The Company utilizes its own manufacturing plants and third-party manufacturers and suppliers primarily located within the People's Republic of China (PRC) to produce its remote control and sensor products.

The Company competes with Remote Solutions, Omni Remotes, SMK, Universal Remote Control, Logitech, Ruwido, Sony, Honeywell, GE, Tyco/DSC and 2GIG.

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ETFs Holding Universal Electronics Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the Universal Electronics stocks in their respective portfolios. Below is a random list of only 10 ETFs in no particular order that have Universal Electronics stock holding. There are a total of 54 ETFs in records which are holding Universal Electronics stock in their portfolio. See Full List.

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EXTWisdomTree US Total Earnings ETFThe WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund tracks an index selected and weighted by earnings over the past four quarters. ...Full Details0.28%1233
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FDISFidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETFThe Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the US consumer discretionary sector. ...Full Details0.08%337
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FNDBSchwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETFThe Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF tracks a fundamentally selected and weighted Russell Index based on sales, cash flow and dividends/buybacks. ...Full Details0.25%1481
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ITOTiShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETFThe iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of all common equities listed on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.03%3090
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IWViShares Russell 3000 ETFThe iShares Russell 3000 ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, covering the entire market-cap spectrum, including micro-caps. ...Full Details0.2%3002
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MMTMSPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETFThe SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF tracks a tiered index that weights securities from the S&P 1500 according to a combination of their market capitalization and their price momentum over the previous 12 months. ...Full Details0.12%1240
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SCHBSchwab US Broad Market ETFThe Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index of the largest 2,500 stocks in the US. ...Full Details0.03%2365
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SPTMSPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETFThe SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF tracks a propritary index designed to provide exposure to broad US equities, covering the entire market-cap spectrum. ...Full Details0.03%2369
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VCRVanguard Consumer Discretionary ETFThe Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the US Consumer Discretionary sector. ...Full Details0.1%325
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VLUSPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETFThe SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF tracks an index that weights securities from the S&P 1500 according to a combination of 5 fundamental factors and market cap over the past 5 years, aiming to find those with lower price relative to valuations. ...Full Details0.12%1331
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See Full List of ETFs holding Universal Electronics stock in their respective portfolios.

Peer / Competitor Companies of Consumer Electronics and Appliances Sector

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▶ NACCO Industries (NC): NACCO Industries, Inc., incorporated on February 18, 1986, is a holding company. The Companys principal businesses include mining, small appliances and specialty retail. The Company operates through three segments: NACoal, ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

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