NYSE:CHGG

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Chegg, Inc. operates direct-to-student learning platform that supports students on their journey from high school to college and into their career with tools designed to help them pass their test, pass their class, and save money on required materials.


Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Chegg's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CHGG's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.5%

CHGG

-5.4%

US Consumer Services

-2.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

-7.5%

CHGG

-7.2%

US Consumer Services

-15.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CHGG underperformed the US Consumer Services industry which returned -6.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CHGG exceeded the US Market which returned -14.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CHGGIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.5%-5.4%-2.0%
30 Day-12.1%-21.1%-19.7%
90 Day-10.6%-14.9%-23.2%
1 Year-7.5%-7.5%-7.0%-7.2%-13.4%-15.1%
3 Year308.7%308.7%52.9%46.1%10.9%3.7%
5 Year328.1%328.1%114.7%90.2%28.4%14.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Chegg's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Chegg undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

12.7%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CHGG ($33.96) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($39.21)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CHGG is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CHGG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Consumer Services industry average.

PE vs Market: CHGG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CHGG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CHGG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.3x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (1.7x).


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Future Growth

How is Chegg forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?

56.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CHGG is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: CHGG is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: CHGG's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CHGG's revenue (14.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CHGG's revenue (14.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CHGG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (26.7%)


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Past Performance

How has Chegg performed over the past 5 years?

37.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CHGG is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CHGG is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CHGG is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 37.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CHGG's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: CHGG is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (17.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CHGG has a negative Return on Equity (-1.93%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Chegg's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CHGG's short term assets ($807.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($71.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: CHGG's short term assets ($807.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($918.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CHGG's debt to equity ratio (180.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if CHGG's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CHGG has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: CHGG's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.9x 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 CHGG has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: CHGG is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 60.9% per year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CHGG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CHGG'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 CHGG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CHGG'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 CHGG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

5.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Dan Rosensweig (57yo)

10.17s

Tenure

US$9,117,507

Compensation

Mr. Daniel Lee Rosensweig, also known as Dan, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Chegg, Inc. since February 2010. Mr. Rosensweig serves as a Senior Advisor of TPG Capital, L.P. He serves ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dan's total compensation ($USD9.12M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.63M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dan's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Daniel Rosensweig
Co-Chairman10.17yrsUS$9.12m1.85% $77.4m
Andrew Brown
Chief Financial Officer8.5yrsUS$3.84m0.26% $10.9m
Michael Osier
Chief Information Officer & Chief Outcomes Officer1.25yrsUS$3.12m0.34% $14.0m
Esther Lem
Chief Marketing Officer9.33yrsUS$2.53m0.15% $6.4m
Nathan Schultz
President of Learning Services7.92yrsUS$3.12m0.19% $8.1m
Robin Tomasello
Principal Accounting Officer5.92yrsno data0.072% $3.0m
Tracey Ford
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Dana Jewell
Secretary & Associate General Counsel0.25yrno datano data
Charles Geiger
Chief Product Officer4.75yrsUS$2.68mno data
Mitch Spolan
Executive Vice President of Marketing Services5.92yrsno datano data

5.9yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CHGG's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Daniel Rosensweig
Co-Chairman10.17yrsUS$9.12m1.85% $77.4m
Theodore Schlein
Independent Director11.33yrsUS$239.99k0.18% $7.4m
Richard Sarnoff
Co-Chairperson1.75yrsUS$312.57k0.034% $1.4m
Reneé Budig
Independent Director4.42yrsUS$234.99k0.0098% $410.4k
John York
Independent Director6.83yrsUS$229.99k0.0067% $281.4k
Marne Levine
Independent Director6.92yrsUS$234.99k0.0044% $182.4k
Paul LeBlanc
Director0.75yrno datano data
Melanie Whelan
Director0.83yrno datano data

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CHGG's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.3%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Chegg, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Chegg, Inc.
  • Ticker: CHGG
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$4.175b
  • Shares outstanding: 121.89m
  • Website: https://www.chegg.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Chegg, Inc.
  • 3990 Freedom Circle
  • Santa Clara
  • California
  • 95054
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CHGGNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 2013
0CGDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 2013
0CGBRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFNov 2013

Biography

Chegg, Inc. operates direct-to-student learning platform that supports students on their journey from high school to college and into their career with tools designed to help them pass their test, pass their class, and save money on required materials. The company offers Chegg Services, which include digital products and services; and required materials that comprise its print textbooks and eTextbooks. Its digital products and services include Chegg Study, which helps students master challenging concepts on their own; Chegg Writing that enables generate sources in the required formats, when students need to cite their sources in written work; Chegg Tutors that allow students find human help on its learning platform through a network of live tutors; Chegg Math solver, a step-by-step math problem solver and calculator that helps students to solve problems; and Thinkful, a skills-based learning platform that offers professional courses in the areas of software engineering, data science, data analytics, product design, and product management directly to students. The company also provides other services, such as Chegg Prep and internships, college admission and scholarship services; rents and sells print textbooks and eTextbooks; and offers supplemental materials. Chegg, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/04 02:33
End of Day Share Price2020/04/03 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.