MDC Partners Inc. provides marketing, advertising, activation, communications, and strategic consulting solutions worldwide. More Details
Slightly overvalued with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has MDC Partners's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MDCA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MDCA's weekly volatility has decreased from 19% to 8% over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: MDCA underperformed the US Media industry which returned 6.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MDCA underperformed the US Market which returned 19.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is MDC Partners's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 months ago | Simply Wall StReflecting on MDC Partners' (NASDAQ:MDCA) Share Price Returns Over The Last Five Years
5 months ago | Simply Wall StShould You Be Impressed By MDC Partners' (NASDAQ:MDCA) Returns on Capital?
11 months ago | Simply Wall StThe MDC Partners (NASDAQ:MDCA) Share Price Is Down 90% So Some Shareholders Are Rather Upset
Is MDC Partners undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MDCA ($2.53) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($20.31)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MDCA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MDCA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Media industry average.
PE vs Market: MDCA 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 MDCA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MDCA has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Media industry average.
How is MDC Partners forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Media industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as MDC Partners has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has MDC Partners performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MDCA is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: MDCA is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MDCA is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 2.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare MDCA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: MDCA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (-12.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MDCA's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is MDC Partners's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MDCA has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: MDCA has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MDCA has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: MDCA's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
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 MDCA has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: MDCA is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 4.7% per year.
What is MDC Partners's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate MDCA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate MDCA'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 MDCA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MDCA's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MDCA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MDCA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Penn (66 yo)
Mr. Mark J. Penn has been the Chairman of the Board at MDC Partners Inc. since April 18, 2019 and has been its Chief Executive Officer and Director since March 18, 2019. Mr. Penn founded The Stagwell Group...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD4.91M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.01M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Mark's compensation with company performance.
|Chairman & CEO||1.83yrs||US$4.91m||0.82% |
|Chief Financial Officer||1.58yrs||US$1.58m||0.27% |
|Executive VP of Strategy & Corporate Development||0.33yr||US$2.43m||0.60% |
|Senior Vice President of Global Operations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||2.58yrs||no data||0.11% |
|Senior Vice President of Internal Audit||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Communications Officer||4.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Global Chief Marketing Officer||2.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Executive Talent||4.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Language Strategist||7yrs||no data||no data|
|Managing Partner of Healthcare||2.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Business Development||2.25yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: MDCA's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||1.83yrs||US$4.91m||0.82% |
|Independent Director||1yr||no data||0.048% |
|Independent Director||2.75yrs||US$233.50k||0.099% |
|Lead Independent Director||5.5yrs||US$352.00k||0.12% |
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$134.50k||0.10% |
|Independent Director||0.58yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||3.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of Assembly||6.83yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: MDCA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
MDC Partners Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: MDC Partners Inc.
- Ticker: MDCA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1980
- Industry: Advertising
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$185.482m
- Shares outstanding: 73.31m
- Website: https://www.mdc-partners.com
Number of Employees
- MDC Partners Inc.
- 330 Hudson Street
- 10th Floor
- New York
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MDCA||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class A Shares||US||USD||Oct 1987|
|MD7A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Shares||DE||EUR||Oct 1987|
MDC Partners Inc. provides marketing, advertising, activation, communications, and strategic consulting solutions worldwide. It offers a range of client services, including global advertising and marketing...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/16 23:23|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/15 00:00|
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