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Monitronics International

OTCPK:SCTY
Snowflake Description

Mediocre balance sheet with limited growth.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SCTY
OTCPK
$209M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

Monitronics International, Inc., doing business as Brinks Home Security, provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The last earnings update was 22 days ago. More info.


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SCTY Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.1%
OTCPK:SCTY
-1.7%
US Commercial Services
-1.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-
OTCPK:SCTY
18.7%
US Commercial Services
14.5%
US Market
SCTY Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Monitronics International (SCTY) -1.1% 20.8% 15.5% - - -
US Commercial Services -1.7% -0.1% 2.5% 18.7% 45.9% 79.4%
US Market -1.4% 1.3% 4.6% 14.5% 35.7% 48.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • No trading data on SCTY.
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Price Volatility
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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SCTY Value

 Is Monitronics International undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Monitronics International to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Monitronics International.

OTCPK:SCTY Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 12.6%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 1.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for OTCPK:SCTY
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 1.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Commercial Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.66
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.66 (1 + (1- 21%) (485.35%))
2.468
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
2
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.74% + (2 * 5.44%)
12.62%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for OTCPK:SCTY using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Monitronics International is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

Note: Free cash flow to equity valuations ignore the company's cash or debt.

OTCPK:SCTY DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 12.62%)
2020 15.94 Est @ 21.19% 14.15
2021 18.38 Est @ 15.36% 14.50
2022 20.46 Est @ 11.27% 14.32
2023 22.18 Est @ 8.41% 13.79
2024 23.60 Est @ 6.41% 13.03
2025 24.78 Est @ 5.01% 12.15
2026 25.78 Est @ 4.03% 11.22
2027 26.64 Est @ 3.34% 10.30
2028 27.40 Est @ 2.86% 9.40
2029 28.10 Est @ 2.52% 8.56
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $121.00
OTCPK:SCTY DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $28.10 × (1 + 1.74%) ÷ (12.62% – 1.74%)
$262.72
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $262.72 ÷ (1 + 12.62%)10
$80.05
OTCPK:SCTY Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $121.00 + $80.05
$201.05
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $201.05 / 22.51
$8.93
OTCPK:SCTY Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $8.93
Current discount Discount to share price of $9.30
= -1 x ($9.30 - $8.93) / $8.93
-4.1%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Monitronics International is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Monitronics International's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Monitronics International's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
OTCPK:SCTY PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $-17.23
OTCPK:SCTY Share Price ** OTCPK (2019-12-05) in USD $9.3
United States of America Commercial Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 51 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 26.44x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,924 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.23x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Monitronics International.

OTCPK:SCTY PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= OTCPK:SCTY Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 9.3 ÷ -17.23

-0.54x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Monitronics International is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Commercial Services industry average.
  • Monitronics International is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Monitronics International's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
OTCPK:SCTY PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.54x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Commercial Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 34 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.77x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,045 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.45x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Monitronics International, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Monitronics International's assets?
Raw Data
OTCPK:SCTY PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $16.38
OTCPK:SCTY Share Price * OTCPK (2019-12-05) in USD $9.3
United States of America Commercial Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 88 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.99x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,086 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.77x
OTCPK:SCTY PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= OTCPK:SCTY Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 9.3 ÷ 16.38

0.57x

* Primary Listing of Monitronics International.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Monitronics International is good value based on assets compared to the US Commercial Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Monitronics International's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Monitronics International has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SCTY Future Performance

 How is Monitronics International expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
70.7%
Expected annual growth in revenue.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Monitronics International expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Monitronics International's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Monitronics International's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Monitronics International's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
OTCPK:SCTY Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
OTCPK:SCTY Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 70.7%
United States of America Commercial Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 18.7%
United States of America Commercial Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.7%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.2%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
OTCPK:SCTY Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
OTCPK:SCTY Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 407,104 1
2019-12-31 483,682 1
OTCPK:SCTY Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 513 159 -388
2019-06-30 529 137 -411
2019-03-31 536 103 -684
2018-12-31 540 105 -679
2018-09-30 539 97 -316
2018-06-30 541 137 -308
2018-03-31 546 148 -116
2017-12-31 553 150 -111
2017-09-30 561 159 -113
2017-06-30 565 180 -111
2017-03-31 568 188 -77
2016-12-31 570 191 -76

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Monitronics International is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Monitronics International's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
OTCPK:SCTY Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Monitronics International Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

OTCPK:SCTY Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
OTCPK:SCTY Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 -17.23
2019-06-30
2019-03-31
2018-12-31
2018-09-30
2018-06-30
2018-03-31
2017-12-31
2017-09-30
2017-06-30
2017-03-31
2016-12-31

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Monitronics International will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Monitronics International's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Monitronics International has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SCTY Past Performance

  How has Monitronics International performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Monitronics International's growth in the last year to its industry (Commercial Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Monitronics International does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Monitronics International's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Monitronics International's 1-year growth to the US Commercial Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Monitronics International's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Monitronics International Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

OTCPK:SCTY Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 513.01 -387.72 123.61
2019-06-30 529.29 -410.75 126.81
2019-03-31 536.21 -684.31 129.20
2018-12-31 540.36 -678.75 131.44
2018-09-30 539.47 -316.48 127.88
2018-06-30 540.52 -308.18 131.65
2018-03-31 546.01 -116.49 129.52
2017-12-31 553.46 -111.30 127.90
2017-09-30 560.59 -113.24 124.77
2017-06-30 565.15 -110.71 114.29
2017-03-31 568.30 -77.11 112.00
2016-12-31 570.37 -76.31 114.15
2016-09-30 571.24 -86.43 107.84
2016-06-30 570.32 -84.85 109.39
2016-03-31 568.21 -84.32 106.40
2015-12-31 563.36 -72.45 102.36
2015-09-30 557.67 -50.74 98.34
2015-06-30 551.85 -37.66 90.97
2015-03-31 545.00 -30.20 86.75
2014-12-31 539.45 -29.72 85.76
2014-09-30 536.35 -38.85 83.93
2014-06-30 516.16 -35.00 83.33
2014-03-31 483.74 -25.89 79.44
2013-12-31 451.03 -16.69 73.43
2013-09-30 413.37 -6.70 70.28
2013-06-30 382.19 -7.31 65.07
2013-03-31 363.23 -11.66 61.61
2012-12-31 344.95 -16.78 60.05

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Whilst Monitronics International made outstanding use of shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 40%), this is metric is skewed due to its high level of debt.
  • It is difficult to establish if Monitronics International has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Monitronics International improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Monitronics International's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Commercial Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Monitronics International has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SCTY Health

 How is Monitronics International's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Monitronics International's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Monitronics International's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Monitronics International's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Monitronics International's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Monitronics International Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

OTCPK:SCTY Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 368.59 994.00 28.59
2019-06-30 -678.86 1,838.90 11.50
2019-03-31 -623.78 1,848.19 23.93
2018-12-31 -588.98 1,822.49 2.19
2018-09-30 -202.91 1,807.26 26.84
2018-06-30 -167.70 1,734.55 2.10
2018-03-31 68.22 1,728.89 27.90
2017-12-31 102.74 1,731.79 3.30
2017-09-30 115.93 1,748.95 28.25
2017-06-30 140.21 1,733.58 2.83
2017-03-31 195.36 1,738.07 28.99
2016-12-31 214.95 1,715.73 3.18
2016-09-30 212.23 1,736.10 28.69
2016-06-30 237.03 1,708.73 2.13
2016-03-31 257.60 1,704.33 29.00
2015-12-31 201.07 1,758.12 2.58
2015-09-30 223.42 1,776.98 28.59
2015-06-30 253.24 1,726.87 3.69
2015-03-31 267.86 1,716.95 25.43
2014-12-31 257.57 1,634.57 1.95
2014-09-30 266.29 1,661.65 32.09
2014-06-30 270.84 1,631.49 6.10
2014-03-31 282.50 1,625.96 31.44
2013-12-31 292.66 1,608.81 4.36
2013-09-30 299.11 1,621.42 29.45
2013-06-30 273.99 1,128.77 1.54
2013-03-31 262.37 1,127.58 21.04
2012-12-31 258.92 1,120.74 3.43
  • Monitronics International's level of debt (269.7%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (624.1% vs 269.7% today).
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • Whilst loss making Monitronics International has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains the current positive free cash flow level.
  • Whilst loss making Monitronics International has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by -9.2% per year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Monitronics International's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Monitronics International has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SCTY Dividends

 What is Monitronics International's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Monitronics International dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Monitronics International shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Monitronics International's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Monitronics International's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
OTCPK:SCTY Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Commercial Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 39 Stocks 1.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1958 Stocks 2.3%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

OTCPK:SCTY Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Monitronics International has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Monitronics International's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Monitronics International's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Monitronics International has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Monitronics International's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Monitronics International afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Monitronics International has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SCTY Management

 What is the CEO of Monitronics International's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Jeff Gardner
AGE 59
TENURE AS CEO 4.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Jeffery R. Gardner, also known as Jeff, Founded Gardner Capital Management in February 2015 and serves as its Principal. Mr. Gardner has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Monitronics International, Inc. since September 2015 and serves as its Director since August 30, 2019. He has been in the communications industry since 1986. He has experience in the telecommunications industry and has specific expertise in the areas of operations management, strategic development, finance, accounting and financial reporting. He had been an Executive Vice President of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. since September 2015 until August 30, 2019. Mr. Gardner served as Senior Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer at Windstream Holdings, Inc. (formerly Windstream Corporation) since December 2014. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Windstream Holdings, Inc. from December 2005 to December 11, 2014 and also served as its Chief Operating Officer since August 17, 2007. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Windstream Communications, Inc. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of New Wireline Company since January 2006. He served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Alltel Corporation from January 2000 to January 5, 2006 and was responsible for its Finance and Accounting Functions. His responsibilities also included Alltel's capital markets, budgeting and forecasting, Strategic Planning, Accounting, Procurement, Tax and Operational Support. From August 1998 to January 2000, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Alltel. He served as Senior Vice President at Alltel Corporation. He joined Alltel in 1998. He served as a Senior Vice President of Finance of 360°, which included treasury, accounting and capital markets since July 1997. Mr. Gardner served as President of Mid-Atlantic Regional Operations at 360 Degree Communications from February 1994 to June 1997; its Vice President and General Manager of its Las Vegas Market; and also served as its Director of Finance. He serves as Chairman of the Arkansas Research Alliance and as Chairman of the advisory board for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Center for Distance Health. From 2012 to 2013, he served as Chairman of the United States Telecom Association. He has been an Independent Director of Qorvo, Inc. since January 1, 2015; CalAmp Corp. since January 2015 and Alltel Holding Corp., since December 2005. He serves on the foundation board at UAMS. He had been a Director of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. since November 4, 2016 until August 30, 2019. He serves as a Director of Arkansas Children's Hospital, Darlington School and Loras College. He served as a Director of Windstream Holdings, Inc., from 2005 to February 1, 2015; Qorvo, Inc., since November 2004; RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) from November 2, 2004 to 2015, TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc and Alltel Corporation. He was a Member of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. He was named a national finalist for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year 2010® Award in telecommunications. He is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Leadership Fellow and NACD Governance Fellow, having completed the NACD’s program for corporate directors. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Gardner received Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Purdue University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Jeff to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Jeff to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Monitronics International management team in years:

2.6
Average Tenure
57
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Monitronics International management team is about average.
Management Team

Rick Hudson

TITLE
Vice President of Security Services
COMPENSATION
$225K
AGE
67

Jeff Gardner

TITLE
President
AGE
59
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Fred Graffam

TITLE
CFO, Executive VP & Assistant Secretary
AGE
53
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Bill Niles

TITLE
Executive VP & General Counsel
AGE
55
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Chris Moloney

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP of E-Commerce
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Kelly Harris

TITLE
Chief People Officer
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Jay Autrey

TITLE
Chief Customer Officer
TENURE
2.9 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Monitronics International board of directors in years:

0.3
Average Tenure
61
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Monitronics International board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Mike Kneeland

TITLE
Chairman
AGE
65
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Jeff Gardner

TITLE
President
AGE
59
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Michael Meyers

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$577K
AGE
62
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Patrick Bartels

TITLE
Director
AGE
44
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Stephen Escudier

TITLE
Director
AGE
37
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Mitch Etess

TITLE
Director
AGE
61
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Dick Lennart Seger

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
66
TENURE
0.1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Monitronics International's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Monitronics International has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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SCTY Company Info

Description

Monitronics International, Inc., doing business as Brinks Home Security, provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It provides monitoring services for alarm signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts, and other events through security systems at subscribers' premises. The company also offers home automation services, such as remote activation and control of security systems; support for video monitoring, flood sensors, and automated garage door and door lock capabilities; thermostat integration services; and differentiated go-to-market strategy through direct response TV, Internet and radio advertising. In addition, it provides hands-free two-way interactive voice communication between its monitoring center and customers; customer and technical support related services to home monitoring systems and home automation services; and do-it-yourself home security services comprising monitored security services through a direct-to-customer sales channel. It serves its customers through a network of authorized dealers. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Farmers Branch, Texas. Monitronics International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. On June 30, 2019, Monitronics International, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Details
Name: Monitronics International, Inc.
SCTY
Exchange: OTCPK
Founded: 1994
$208,872,263
22,507,787
Website: http://brinkshome.com
Address: Monitronics International, Inc.
1990 Wittington Place,
Farmers Branch,
Texas, 75234,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
OTCPK SCTY Common Stock Pink Sheets LLC US USD 04. Sep 2019
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,210
Monitronics International employees.
Industry
Security and Alarm Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/12/06 00:54
End of day share price update: 2019/12/05 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/11/20
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/14
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.