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Rosetta Stone

DB:RS8
Snowflake Description

Mediocre balance sheet with concerning outlook.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
RS8
DB
$550M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Media
Company description

Rosetta Stone Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based learning products in the United States and internationally. The last earnings update was 47 days ago. More info.


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  • Rosetta Stone has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
RS8 Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0%
DB:RS8
0.7%
DE Entertainment
1.8%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
87.2%
DB:RS8
12.5%
DE Entertainment
-6%
DE Market
RS8 Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Rosetta Stone (RS8) -0% 8.5% 56.2% 87.2% 204.3% 145.7%
DE Entertainment 0.7% 6.3% 12.5% 12.5% 35.7% 73.7%
DE Market 1.8% 6% 7.8% -6% 10.1% 15.3%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • RS8 outperformed the Entertainment industry which returned 12.5% over the past year.
  • RS8 outperformed the Market in Germany which returned -6% over the past year.
Price Volatility
RS8
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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Value

 Is Rosetta Stone 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.

In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Rosetta Stone is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Rosetta Stone has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis. You can see them here.

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INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Rosetta Stone. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is €20.63.
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 Rosetta Stone's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Rosetta Stone's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:RS8 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-0.95
NYSE:RST Share Price ** NYSE (2019-04-18) in USD $24.01
Germany Entertainment Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Entertainment Companies 19.8x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 424 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.59x

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

** Primary Listing of Rosetta Stone.

DB:RS8 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:RST Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 24.01 ÷ -0.95

-25.39x

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

  • Rosetta Stone is loss making, we can't compare its value to the DE Entertainment industry average.
  • Rosetta Stone is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Rosetta Stone's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:RS8 PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -25.39x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
64.6%per year
Europe Entertainment Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 30 Publicly-Listed Entertainment Companies 1.67x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 270 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*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 Rosetta Stone, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Rosetta Stone's assets?
Raw Data
DB:RS8 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-0.51
NYSE:RST Share Price * NYSE (2019-04-18) in USD $24.01
Germany Entertainment Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 14 Publicly-Listed Entertainment Companies 1.56x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 574 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.84x
DB:RS8 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:RST Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 24.01 ÷ -0.51

-46.84x

* Primary Listing of Rosetta Stone.

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

  • Rosetta Stone has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the DE Entertainment industry average.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of RS8’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  2. When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Rosetta Stone's regulatory filings and announcements.
  3. Show me more potentially undervalued companies in the Entertainment industry
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Value checks
We assess Rosetta Stone'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 Entertainment 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 Entertainment industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Rosetta Stone has a total score of 0/6, 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.

Future Performance

 How is Rosetta Stone expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

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
64.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Rosetta Stone expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Rosetta Stone's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Rosetta Stone's earnings growth to the Germany market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Rosetta Stone's revenue growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:RS8 Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:RS8 Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 64.6%
DB:RS8 Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 13.2%
Germany Entertainment Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 23%
Germany Entertainment Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.5%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.6%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*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
DB:RS8 Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:RS8 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 260 1
2020-12-31 225 -4 3
2019-12-31 191 -15 3
DB:RS8 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 174 10 -21
2018-09-30 174 7 -15
2018-06-30 177 10 -11
2018-03-31 180 13 -8
2017-12-31 185 19 -2
2017-09-30 191 19 -10
2017-06-30 194 9 -12
2017-03-31 194 10 -20
2016-12-31 194 2 -28
2016-09-30 200 8 -33
2016-06-30 202 9 -35
2016-03-31 207 5 -34

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Rosetta Stone is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Rosetta Stone's revenue is expected to grow by 13.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (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
DB:RS8 Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Rosetta Stone Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:RS8 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 -0.17 -0.08 -0.28 3.00
2019-12-31 -0.67 -0.66 -0.68 3.00
DB:RS8 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.95
2018-09-30 -0.65
2018-06-30 -0.51
2018-03-31 -0.38
2017-12-31 -0.07
2017-09-30 -0.43
2017-06-30 -0.53
2017-03-31 -0.89
2016-12-31 -1.25
2016-09-30 -1.52
2016-06-30 -1.61
2016-03-31 -1.58

*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 Rosetta Stone will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Rosetta Stone'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 Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany 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.
Rosetta Stone has a total score of 1/6, 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.

Past Performance

  How has Rosetta Stone 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 Rosetta Stone's growth in the last year to its industry (Entertainment).
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.
  • Rosetta Stone does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Rosetta Stone's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Rosetta Stone's 1-year growth to the DE Entertainment industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Rosetta Stone'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 Rosetta Stone Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:RS8 Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 173.63 -21.47 132.14 25.21
2018-09-30 173.85 -14.68 132.63 24.41
2018-06-30 177.31 -11.43 131.76 24.34
2018-03-31 179.71 -8.40 131.15 24.54
2017-12-31 184.59 -1.55 130.22 24.43
2017-09-30 191.48 -9.53 134.26 25.42
2017-06-30 193.97 -11.75 138.62 25.39
2017-03-31 193.78 -19.59 143.43 25.33
2016-12-31 194.09 -27.55 151.13 25.36
2016-09-30 200.43 -33.37 159.25 25.87
2016-06-30 201.54 -35.22 164.57 26.50
2016-03-31 207.23 -34.42 167.35 27.19
2015-12-31 217.67 -46.80 178.13 29.34
2015-09-30 238.91 -56.90 197.56 29.57
2015-06-30 253.63 -65.77 213.82 31.26
2015-03-31 259.53 -73.35 224.92 32.77
2014-12-31 261.85 -73.71 230.33 33.18
2014-09-30 260.31 -56.02 220.82 34.58
2014-06-30 256.66 -44.01 211.13 34.69
2014-03-31 261.49 -31.47 206.26 35.41
2013-12-31 264.65 -16.13 201.49 34.00
2013-09-30 265.64 -7.65 199.69 30.76
2013-06-30 269.04 -35.66 202.32 27.14
2013-03-31 267.72 -36.99 203.94 24.54
2012-12-31 273.24 -33.99 206.14 23.45
2012-09-30 275.07 -43.60 214.18 24.33
2012-06-30 274.99 -12.60 216.66 24.15

*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.
  • It is difficult to establish if Rosetta Stone has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if Rosetta Stone has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the DE Entertainment industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Rosetta Stone 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 Rosetta Stone'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 Entertainment 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.
Rosetta Stone 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.

Health

 How is Rosetta Stone'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 Rosetta Stone's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Rosetta Stone's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Rosetta Stone's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Rosetta Stone'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.
  • Rosetta Stone has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.
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 Rosetta Stone Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

DB:RS8 Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 -12.01 1.79 38.09
2018-09-30 -9.15 1.92 31.80
2018-06-30 -4.20 2.04 20.93
2018-03-31 -1.63 2.27 39.16
2017-12-31 2.42 2.30 42.96
2017-09-30 -1.43 2.37 40.15
2017-06-30 -0.06 2.40 26.37
2017-03-31 -0.99 2.36 39.71
2016-12-31 -1.66 2.56 36.20
2016-09-30 2.46 2.81 32.22
2016-06-30 6.57 2.87 29.71
2016-03-31 14.88 3.03 43.00
2015-12-31 22.41 3.14 47.78
2015-09-30 32.36 3.01 34.37
2015-06-30 38.43 3.07 29.80
2015-03-31 43.74 3.08 45.92
2014-12-31 63.45 3.75 64.66
2014-09-30 84.09 4.02 49.36
2014-06-30 99.15 4.42 46.84
2014-03-31 112.50 4.76 55.97
2013-12-31 131.24 0.47 98.83
2013-09-30 143.25 0.00 113.10
2013-06-30 140.27 0.00 132.07
2013-03-31 141.44 0.00 139.31
2012-12-31 148.19 0.00 148.19
2012-09-30 138.63 0.00 126.05
2012-06-30 168.23 0.00 120.37
  • Rosetta Stone has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.
  • Irrelevant to check if Rosetta Stone's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.
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.

  • Rosetta Stone has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Rosetta Stone has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -19.8% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Rosetta Stone'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. Rosetta Stone 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.

Dividends

 What is Rosetta Stone'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 Rosetta Stone dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of Rosetta Stone 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 Rosetta Stone's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Rosetta Stone'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
DB:RS8 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 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Entertainment Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 5 Stocks 1.5%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 327 Stocks 3%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany 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.

DB:RS8 Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
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 Rosetta Stone has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Rosetta Stone's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Rosetta Stone's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Rosetta Stone 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 Rosetta Stone'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 Rosetta Stone afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Rosetta Stone 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.

Management

 What is the CEO of Rosetta Stone'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
A. Hass
COMPENSATION $2,730,865
AGE 52
TENURE AS CEO 3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. A. John Hass, III, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Rosetta Stone Inc. since April 1, 2016 and was its President since April 1, 2016. Mr. Hass served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim President of Rosetta Stone Inc. since April 1, 2015 until March 14, 2016. Mr. Hass became an executive officer of Rosetta Stone in April 2015. Mr. Hass is an accomplished executive, advisor and investor with over 25 years of experience as an investment banker, Chief Executive Officer and Director. As an investment banker and advisor to over 100 boards of directors, he has extensive experience in providing high-level and actionable strategic advice on the most important issues facing companies. Mr. Hass was a Partner at PEAK6 Investments, L.P. from October 2008 to September 2012, Senior Financial Officer from February 2009 through June 2010 and served as its Managing Director of Business Development and Shared Services. Mr. Hass served as the Chief Executive Officer of OptionsHouse, LLC (alternative name OptionsHouse, Inc.) since October 2006 until September 24, 2008 and oversaw its customer development, finance and accounting and strategic planning functions. He also served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer of OptionsHouse LLC from 2006 to 2008. Prior to joining OptionsHouse, Mr. Hass served as an Investment Banker/Partner of Goldman Sachs for 18 years from 1988 to October 2006, where he gained a robust understanding of the financial marketplace and the primacy of customer service within it and served as its Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division. In his time at Goldman Sachs, he focused primarily on the coverage of financial institutions including companies in the retail brokerage space. He was a Senior Advisor to Osmium Partners since September 2012 until November 2014. He has been the Chairman of Rosetta Stone Inc. since April 1, 2016 and has been its Director since November 18, 2014. He served as a Director of Marbles LLC. He serves as a Board Member of Safetec Compliance Systems. He served as a Board Member of Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. from 2007 to March 2, 2015. He served as a Board Member at the Brain Store and Telemedicine, LLC. He is also involved in humanitarian causes including acting as Board President for WITNESS, Inc., a global human rights non-profit and is a trustee of The Museum of Contemporary Photography. Mr. Hass is a private investor and advisor to for-profit and non-profit entities. Mr. Hass received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

CEO Compensation
  • A.'s compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • A.'s remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Rosetta Stone management team in years:

2.1
Average Tenure
52
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Rosetta Stone management team is about average.
Management Team

A. Hass

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
52
TENURE
3 yrs

Nick Gaehde

TITLE
Co-President & President of Literacy
COMPENSATION
$883K
AGE
57
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Matt Hulett

TITLE
Co-President & President of Language
COMPENSATION
$414K
AGE
47
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Tom Pierno

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
56
TENURE
6.9 yrs

Sonia Cudd

TITLE
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
COMPENSATION
$940K
AGE
49
TENURE
4.3 yrs

M. Hartford

TITLE
VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Philip Dunne

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Global Consumer

Liz Brooke

TITLE
Chief Learning Officer
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Jerry Huang

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Language International Expansion Strategy
TENURE
0.7 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Rosetta Stone board of directors in years:

3
Average Tenure
65
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Rosetta Stone board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Laurence Franklin

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$229K
AGE
66
TENURE
12.9 yrs

A. Hass

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
52
TENURE
3 yrs

Steve Yankovich

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$217K
AGE
57
TENURE
4.5 yrs

Dem Nierenberg

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$222K
AGE
65
TENURE
4 yrs

Pat Gross

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$227K
AGE
73
TENURE
3 yrs

George Logue

TITLE
Director
AGE
67
TENURE
1.1 yrs

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$126K
AGE
55
TENURE
1.5 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Rosetta Stone insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
15. Mar 19 Sell Nierenberg Investment Management Company, Inc. Company 13. Mar 19 15. Mar 19 -88,190 €20.75 €-1,795,787
14. Mar 19 Sell Nicholas Gaehde Individual 13. Mar 19 13. Mar 19 -10,092 €20.82 €-210,151
14. Mar 19 Sell Matthew Hulett Individual 13. Mar 19 13. Mar 19 -1,000 €20.33 €-20,328
13. Mar 19 Sell M. Hartford Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -3,304 €19.41 €-64,133
28. Aug 18 Sell Sonia Cudd Individual 24. Aug 18 27. Aug 18 -1,711 €13.81 €-23,542
10. Aug 18 Buy George Logue Individual 08. Aug 18 08. Aug 18 2,000 €12.70 €25,406
30. May 18 Sell David Nierenberg Individual 29. May 18 29. May 18 -150,000 €14.32 €-2,148,604
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Management checks
We assess Rosetta Stone'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. Rosetta Stone 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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Company Info

Description

Rosetta Stone Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based learning products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Literacy, E&E Language, and Consumer Language. The company develops, markets, and supports a suite of language-learning, literacy, and brain fitness solutions consisting of Web-based software subscriptions, perpetual software products, online and professional services, audio practice products, and mobile applications. It also provides administrative tools for performance monitoring, and to measure and track learner progress; and custom solutions, including curriculum development, global collaboration programs, group and live tutoring, and language courses for mission-critical government programs. The company offers its courses in approximately 30 languages under the Rosetta Stone, The Blue Stone Logo, Lexia, Lexia PowerUP Literacy, TruAccent, and Catalyst brand names. It sells its products and services through call centers, Websites, app-stores, third party e-commerce Websites, select retail resellers, consignment distributors, daily deal partners, and third-party resellers, as well as directly to individuals, educational institutions, corporations, and government agencies. Rosetta Stone Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Details
Name: Rosetta Stone Inc.
RS8
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1992
$488,090,646
23,128,277
Website: http://www.rosettastone.com
Address: Rosetta Stone Inc.
1621 North Kent Street,
Suite 1200,
Arlington,
Virginia, 22209,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE RST Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 16. Apr 2009
DB RS8 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 16. Apr 2009
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
882
Rosetta Stone employees.
Industry
Interactive Home Entertainment
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/22 21:28
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/07
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/06
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
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.