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    Stock Report for Unique Pizza & Subs Corp. (UPZS)

    Unique Pizza and Subs Corp. (UPZS) engages in franchising, conversions, ownership and operation of pizza and sub shops. The Company was founded by James Vowler in 1991 and is based in Trafford, Pennsylvania.

    Share Statistics (06-Mar-12)
    Symbol UPZS
    Current price $0.17
    52wk Range: $0.00-$0.45
    Avg Vol (3m): n/a
    Market Cap. 11.25M
    Shares Outstanding 66.16M

    Source:, SEC Filings.

    Investment Highlights

    Shares of Unique Pizza and Subs Corp. (UPZS) slid 19.1% to $0.17 Tuesday, reversing the prior day’s rally when the Company announced it has inked a master franchise agreement with Bridgton Holding Group .

    Shares in UPZS have dropped 43.3% in the last five days and 43.3% in the last month.  Year-to-date, the stock is up 1,600.0%.

    In the press release, the Company announced that Bridgton Holding Group and it have agreed to a 30 year master franchise deal under which Bridgton will open more than 20 locations throughout the Denver market.

    James Vowler, president and CEO of Unique Pizza and Subs, said that he has personally visited the Denver market many times in the past two years, scouting out possible locations for the first store, facilitating Roma Foods as UPZS’ preferred vendor and speaking with local shops about future conversions. Vowler said that Denver is a growing market and between the Master Franchise Agreement and the mobile kitchens, UPZS will be able to enjoy steady growth in the region.

    Just a few days prior, UPZS announced a master franchisee in Michigan. UPZS said Henry Kassab of Unique Pizza of Michigan LLC and the Company have agreed to a 30 year master franchise agreement, which calls for his group to open more than 20 locations throughout the Michigan and available Southern California territories.

    Interest in UPZS also spiked last week after the Company announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase Boca Raton-based Pizza Fusion Holdings, which operates an organic and eco-friendly pizza restaurant franchise. The acquisition is subject to the execution of a definitive agreement and other conditions including the availability of working capital.

    Financial Summary

    No financial data is available for UPZS.

    Financial Strength (06-Mar-12)




    S&P 500

    Quick Ratio (MRQ) 0.97 1.08 0.65
    Current Ratio (MRQ) 1.10 1.31 1.01
    LT Debt to Equity (MRQ) 45.92 55.61 177.33
    Total Debt to Equity (MRQ) 70.46 95.15 230.97
    Interest Coverage (TTM) 3.32 0.32 30.52

    Source:, SEC Filings.

    Technical Analysis


    UPZS is within its Bollinger Bands. This is a normal condition suggesting that it is neither overbought nor oversold relative to the recent levels.

    UPZS’s MACD is indicating a weak bearish signal. Although the indicator is above the critical level of 0, which implies that the underlying moving averages are bullish, the MACD has crossed below its 9minute moving average or signal line. This suggests that positive momentum has begun to slow.

    Comparative Analysis

    Company Name Ticker Price per Mrkt. Cap. P/E P/S
    Mar06-2012 symbol Share, $ $ Mn 2011 2012 2011 2012
    The J. M. Smucker Co. SJM 74.86 8.50B 16.00 14.29 1.54 1.46
    General Mills Inc. GIS 38.35 24.73B 15.10 13.79 1.49 1.42
    B&G Foods Inc. BGS 22.23 1.08B 16.71 15.55 1.67 1.61
    Cono Italiano Inc. CNOZ 0.05 4.23M n/a n/a n/a n/a
    Processed & Packaged Goods Median       18.44 n/a 0.84 n/a
    Unique Pizza & Subs Corp. UPZS 0.17 11.25M n/a n/a n/a n/a

    Source: Thomson Financial

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