2158 Stock Overview
FRONTEO, Inc. provides Asian-language eDiscovery solutions and services primarily in Japan, the United States, Korea, and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||JP¥995.00|
|52 Week High||JP¥5,300.00|
|52 Week Low||JP¥921.00|
|1 Month Change||-15.03%|
|3 Month Change||-46.33%|
|1 Year Change||-14.00%|
|3 Year Change||182.67%|
|5 Year Change||17.06%|
|Change since IPO||132.75%|
Recent News & Updates
|2158||JP IT||JP Market|
Return vs Industry: 2158 underperformed the JP IT industry which returned -10.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 2158 underperformed the JP Market which returned -6.2% over the past year.
|2158 Average Weekly Movement||11.1%|
|IT Industry Average Movement||5.5%|
|Market Average Movement||4.2%|
|10% most volatile stocks in JP Market||8.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in JP Market||2.3%|
Stable Share Price: 2158 is more volatile than 90% of JP stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.
Volatility Over Time: 2158's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of JP stocks.
About the Company
FRONTEO, Inc. provides Asian-language eDiscovery solutions and services primarily in Japan, the United States, Korea, and internationally. The company operates through LegalTech AI Business and AI Solution Business segments. It has eDiscovery and forensic information documented in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and English.
FRONTEO Fundamentals Summary
|2158 fundamental statistics|
Is 2158 overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|2158 income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||JP¥5.36b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||33.27|
|Net Profit Margin||11.96%|
How did 2158 perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.3%Current Dividend Yield
Is 2158 undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for 2158?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is 2158's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does 2158's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|2158 PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: 2158 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (29.9x) compared to the peer average (37.7x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does 2158's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Japanese IT Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: 2158 is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (29.9x) compared to the JP IT industry average (17.4x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is 2158's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||29.9x|
|Fair PE Ratio||27.4x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: 2158 is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (29.9x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (27.4x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of 2158 when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: 2158 (¥995) is trading below our estimate of fair value (¥1215.81)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 2158 is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: 2158 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.4x)
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How is FRONTEO forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Future Growth Score5/6
Future Growth Score 5/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: 2158's forecast earnings growth (21.2% per year) is above the savings rate (0.02%).
Earnings vs Market: 2158's earnings (21.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the JP market (9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: 2158's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: 2158's revenue (14.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the JP market (4.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: 2158's revenue (14.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: 2158's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (25.8%)
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How has FRONTEO performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score6/6
Past Performance Score 6/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: 2158 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: 2158's current net profit margins (12%) are higher than last year (3.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 2158 has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 53.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: 2158's earnings growth over the past year (264.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (53.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: 2158 earnings growth over the past year (264.3%) exceeded the IT industry 20.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: 2158's Return on Equity (20.3%) is considered high.
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How is FRONTEO's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: 2158's short term assets (¥5.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥2.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: 2158's short term assets (¥5.9B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥2.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: 2158 has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: 2158's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 157.1% to 49.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: 2158's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (74.3%).
Interest Coverage: 2158 earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is FRONTEO current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: 2158's dividend (0.3%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (1.68%).
High Dividend: 2158's dividend (0.3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (3.74%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: 2158 is not paying a notable dividend for the JP market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: 2158 is not paying a notable dividend for the JP market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: 2158 is not paying a notable dividend for the JP market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: 2158 is not paying a notable dividend for the JP market.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Masahiro Morimoto (55 yo)
Mr. Masahiro Morimoto founded FRONTEO, Inc. since August 2003 and has been its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since August 2003. Mr. Morimoto has been Executive Chairman at FRONTEO Healt...
Experienced Management: 2158's management team is considered experienced (2.9 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: 2158's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
FRONTEO, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: FRONTEO, Inc.
- Ticker: 2158
- Exchange: TSE
- Founded: 2003
- Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
- Sector: Software
- Implied Market Cap: JP¥39.117b
- Shares outstanding: 39.31m
- Website: https://www.fronteo.com
Number of Employees
- FRONTEO, Inc.
- Meishan Takahama Building
- 8th floor
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/26 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/24 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.