NasdaqGM:CSSE

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

Executive Summary

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., a media company, produces, distributes, and licenses video content in the United States and internationally.

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Fundamentals

Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.

Share Price & News

How has Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.8%

CSSE

0.04%

US Entertainment

0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-1.7%

CSSE

1.4%

US Entertainment

6.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CSSE underperformed the US Entertainment industry which returned 1.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CSSE underperformed the US Market which returned 6.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CSSEIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.8%0.04%0.4%
30 Day-3.8%-3.9%-1.2%
90 Day3.8%-4.3%-0.4%
1 Year-1.7%-1.7%2.2%1.4%9.3%6.9%
3 Yearn/a52.6%47.7%45.8%36.4%
5 Yearn/a90.3%78.3%62.9%45.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: CSSE ($9) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($45.04)

Significantly Undervalued: CSSE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CSSE is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (2.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

143.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CSSE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: CSSE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: CSSE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CSSE's revenue (58.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CSSE's revenue (58.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CSSE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment performed over the past 5 years?

14.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CSSE is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 14.6% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CSSE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Entertainment industry (21.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CSSE has a negative Return on Equity (-5.41%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: CSSE is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: CSSE is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CSSE's short term assets ($31.8M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($25.7M)

Long Term Liabilities: CSSE's short term assets (31.8M) exceeds its long term liabilities (17.7M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CSSE's debt to equity ratio (6.2%) is considered satisfactory

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

Debt Coverage: CSSE's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if CSSE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: CSSE's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 4.461580x debt).


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Dividend

What is Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.3%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CSSE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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


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Management

What is the CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

0.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bill Rouhana (66yo)

2.8yrs

Tenure

US$135,326

Compensation

Mr. William J. Rouhana, Jr., also known as Bill, has been the Chairman of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. since December 2014 and its Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2017. Mr. Rouhan ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Insufficient data to establish whether Bill's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the US market.

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


Management Age and Tenure

0.8yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CSSE's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

3.4yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CSSE's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

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Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Bill Rouhana (66yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$135.33k
  • Philippe Guelton

    Executive Vice President & President of VOD Networks

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • David Fannon

    Executive Vice President of Distribution & President of Screen Media

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • Scott Seaton (59yo)

    Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer

    • Tenure: 3.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$196.63k
  • Chris Mitchell (49yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
  • George Lansbury

    Executive Vice President of Content Strategy

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • Elana Sofko (49yo)

    Executive VP & COO

    • Tenure: 1.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$299.38k
  • Daniel Sanchez

    Chief Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs

Board Members

  • Bill Rouhana (66yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$135.33k
  • Amy Newmark (61yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 3.4yrs
  • Fred Cohen (75yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$49.15k
  • Cosmo DeNicola

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
  • Scott Seaton (59yo)

    Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer

    • Tenure: 3.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$196.63k
  • Christina Lurie (57yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$49.15k
  • Diana Wilkin (59yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$49.15k
  • Martin Pompadur

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs

Company Information

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc.
  • Ticker: CSSE
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Movies and Entertainment
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$107.997m
  • Shares outstanding: 12.00m
  • Website: https://www.cssentertainment.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc.
  • 132 East Putman Avenue
  • Floor 2W
  • Cos Cob
  • Connecticut
  • 6807
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CSSENasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDAug 2017
2UCDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURAug 2017
2UCBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesClass A Common StockDEEURAug 2017
CSSE.PNasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)9.75% PFD SER AUSUSDJun 2018

Biography

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., a media company, produces, distributes, and licenses video content in the United States and internationally. It distributes and exhibits video-on-demand (VOD) ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/19 00:41
End of Day Share Price2019/10/18 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.