Freelancer Limited provides an online outsourcing marketplace and escrow payment services in Australia.
Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has Freelancer's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FLN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
AU Professional Services
1 Year Return
AU Professional Services
Return vs Industry: FLN underperformed the Australian Professional Services industry which returned 27.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FLN underperformed the Australian Market which returned 14.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Freelancer's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 days ago | Simply Wall StAre Insiders Buying Freelancer Limited (ASX:FLN) Stock?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Freelancer Limited's (ASX:FLN) CEO Paid Enough Relative To Peers?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StSome Freelancer (ASX:FLN) Shareholders Are Down 43%
Is Freelancer undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FLN (A$0.43) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$0.36)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FLN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FLN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Professional Services industry average.
PE vs Market: FLN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Australian market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate FLN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FLN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.4x) compared to the AU Professional Services industry average (1.9x).
How is Freelancer forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Freelancer has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Examine Freelancer's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Freelancer competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Commercial Services industry.
How has Freelancer performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FLN is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: FLN is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FLN is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 3.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare FLN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: FLN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (13.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FLN has a negative Return on Equity (-5.31%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Freelancer's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FLN's short term assets (A$37.3M) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$43.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: FLN's short term assets (A$37.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (A$25.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FLN's debt to equity ratio (0.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if FLN's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: FLN has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: FLN's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 308.5x debt).
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.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable FLN has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: FLN is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 13.2% per year.
What is Freelancer's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FLN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FLN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FLN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FLN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FLN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Matt Barrie (46yo)
Mr. Robert Matthew Barrie, also known as Matt, BE (Hons I) BSc (Hons I) GDipAppFin MAppFin MSEE (Stanford) GAICD SEP FIEAust, is Founder of Freelancer Limited and has been its Executive Chairman since Apri ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Matt's total compensation ($USD399.63K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD251.50K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Matt's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Non-Executive Director||9.8yrs||AU$25.06k||2.35% A$4.5m|
|Non-Executive Director||9.8yrs||AU$25.00k||36.03% A$69.3m|
Experienced Board: FLN's board of directors are considered experienced (9.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: FLN insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Freelancer Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Freelancer Limited
- Ticker: FLN
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 2009
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: AU$192.422m
- Shares outstanding: 452.76m
- Website: https://www.freelancer.com
Number of Employees
- Freelancer Limited
- World Square
- Level 20
- New South Wales
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FLN||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Nov 2013|
|FLN||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Nov 2013|
|FLNC.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Nov 2013|
Freelancer Limited provides an online outsourcing marketplace and escrow payment services in Australia. It operates through two segments, Online Marketplace and Online Payment Services. The company, through its marketplace, enables employers to hire freelancers to do work in areas, such as software development, writing, data entry and design, engineering, sciences, sales and marketing, and accounting and legal services. It connects employers and freelancers from approximately 247 countries, regions, and territories. Freelancer Limited was founded in 2009 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/23 10:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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.