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Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

Executive Summary

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., a media company, engages in the production and distribution of video content in the United States and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and slightly overvalued.


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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

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.0%

CSSE

-3.9%

US Entertainment

-5.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

52.2%

CSSE

30.6%

US Entertainment

10.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CSSE exceeded the US Entertainment industry which returned 33.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CSSE exceeded the US Market which returned 12% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CSSEIndustryMarket
7 Day1.0%-3.9%-5.3%
30 Day1.6%-5.0%-2.1%
90 Day53.4%1.0%1.7%
1 Year52.2%52.2%31.2%30.6%12.9%10.4%
3 Year92.6%84.6%67.6%64.1%34.3%25.4%
5 Yearn/a85.1%76.6%73.7%54.3%

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?


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Valuation

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

26.3%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CSSE ($14.82) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($20.1)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 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 US 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

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 overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.3x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (3.4x).


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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 7 analysts?

10.1%

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 (19% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CSSE's revenue (19% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

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?

-70.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CSSE is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CSSE is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CSSE is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 70.8% 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 (44.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CSSE has a negative Return on Equity (-62.18%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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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 ($33.7M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($46.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: CSSE's short term assets ($33.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($38.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CSSE's debt to equity ratio (26.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: CSSE had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.


Balance Sheet


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: CSSE has sufficient cash runway for 4 months based on last reported free cash flow, but has since raised additional capital.

Forecast Cash Runway: CSSE has sufficient cash runway for 1.3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 31.6% each year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

1.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bill Rouhana (67 yo)

3.75yrs

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: Bill's total compensation ($USD135.33K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.36M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Bill's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
William Rouhana
Chairman & CEO3.75yrsUS$135.33k1.27%
$ 2.4m
Christopher Mitchell
Chief Financial Officer1.75yrsUS$705.08k0%
$ 0
Elana Sofko
Executive VP & COO2.83yrsUS$894.61kno data
Amy Newmark
Senior Brand Advisor & Director4.42yrsno data0.17%
$ 322.8k
Daniel Sanchez
Chief Accounting Officer1.75yrsno datano data
George Lansbury
Executive Vice President of Content Strategy1.58yrsno datano data
Philippe Guelton
Executive VP of Online Networks & President of Crackle Plus1.58yrsno datano data
David Fannon
Executive VP of Distribution & President of Screen Media Ventures1.25yrsno datano data

1.8yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CSSE's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
William Rouhana
Chairman & CEO3.75yrsUS$135.33k1.27%
$ 2.4m
Amy Newmark
Senior Brand Advisor & Director4.42yrsno data0.17%
$ 322.8k
Irving Pompadur
Independent Director1.25yrsUS$25.05k0.012%
$ 23.1k
Fred Cohen
Independent Director4.42yrsUS$50.05k0.10%
$ 193.7k
Cosmo DeNicola
Independent Director1.25yrsUS$25.05k1.59%
$ 3.0m
Scott Seaton
Vice Chairman4.42yrsUS$72.81k0.055%
$ 103.0k
Christina Lurie
Independent Director4.25yrsUS$50.05k0.25%
$ 471.6k
Diana Wilkin
Independent Director4.25yrsUS$50.05k0.16%
$ 298.7k

4.3yrs

Average Tenure

63.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CSSE's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 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 4.8%.


Top Shareholders

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$186.357m
  • Shares outstanding: 12.57m
  • 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, engages in the production and distribution of video content in the United States and internationally. It distributes and exhibits video-on-de ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/31 01:06
End of Day Share Price2020/10/30 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.