NasdaqGS:QNST

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

QuinStreet, Inc., an Internet performance marketing company, provides customer acquisition services for its clients in the United States and internationally.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.1%

QNST

3.2%

US Interactive Media and Services

2.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-12.6%

QNST

10.8%

US Interactive Media and Services

5.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: QNST underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 10.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: QNST underperformed the US Market which returned 5.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

QNSTIndustryMarket
7 Day6.1%3.2%2.3%
30 Day-1.5%-0.8%-1.0%
90 Day-20.4%1.8%-0.7%
1 Year-12.6%-12.6%10.8%10.8%7.9%5.6%
3 Year322.2%322.2%44.3%44.3%45.6%36.3%
5 Year211.0%211.0%95.1%94.9%65.8%47.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

43.9%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: QNST ($12.75) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($22.73)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: QNST is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the Interactive Media and Services industry average (30.6x).

PE vs Market: QNST is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the US market (17.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: QNST's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: QNST is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.9x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (3.2x).


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Future Growth

How is QuinStreet forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

-32.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: QNST's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-32.4% per year).

Earnings vs Market: QNST's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-32.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: QNST's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: QNST's revenue (9.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: QNST's revenue (9.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

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


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Past Performance

How has QuinStreet performed over the past 5 years?

80.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QNST has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 80.7% per year.

Accelerating Growth: QNST's earnings growth over the past year (292.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (80.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: QNST earnings growth over the past year (292.2%) exceeded the Interactive Media and Services industry 12.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: QNST's Return on Equity (28%) is considered high.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: QNST has a higher Return on Assets than the Interactive Media and Services industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: QNST's Return on Capital Employed has declined over the past 3 years.


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Financial Health

How is QuinStreet's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QNST's short term assets ($143.4M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($83.7M)

Long Term Liabilities: QNST's short term assets (143.4M) exceeds its long term liabilities (18.1M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: QNST is debt free.

Reducing Debt: QNST has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 53.6%.

Debt Coverage: QNST has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: QNST has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if QNST's debt is covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.8%industryaverage0.4%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QNST'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 QNST'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 QuinStreet's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

5.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Doug Valenti (59yo)

20.3yrs

Tenure

US$3,392,750

Compensation

Mr. Douglas Valenti, also known as Doug, founded QuinStreet, Inc. in 1999 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since July 1999. Mr. Valenti served as the President of QuinStreet Inc. Prior to QuinStree ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Doug's total compensation ($USD3.39M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.69M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Doug's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

5.5yrs

Average Tenure

46yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: QNST's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

5.7yrs

Average Tenure

57.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: QNST's board of directors are considered experienced (5.7 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

SellUS$120,75014 Jun 19
Andrew Sheehan
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares7,500
Max PriceUS$16.10
SellUS$218,59717 May 19
Andrew Sheehan
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares13,888
Max PriceUS$15.74
SellUS$1,524,67716 May 19
Tippet Venture Partners, L.P.
EntityCompany
Shares100,000
Max PriceUS$15.41
SellUS$984,15114 Dec 18
Gregory Sands
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares61,697
Max PriceUS$16.27
SellUS$15,19602 Nov 18
Split Rock Partners, LLC
EntityCompany
Shares890
Max PriceUS$17.07

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Doug Valenti (59yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 20.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.39m
  • Tim Stevens (52yo)

    Senior Vice President

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.46m
  • Bill Bradley (76yo)

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$150.24k
  • Nina Bhanap (46yo)

    CTO and President of Product & Technology

    • Tenure: 10.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.55m
  • Marty Collins (55yo)

    Chief Legal & Privacy Officer

    • Tenure: 5.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$563.33k
  • Erica Abrams

    Investor Relations Contact

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Gregory Wong (46yo)

    Senior VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 6.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.53m
  • Peter Brooks (46yo)

    Senior Vice President

    • Tenure: 7.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$543.98k
  • Brett Moses (42yo)

    Senior VP & Category Head of Financial Services

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.15m
  • Andreja Stevanovic (42yo)

    Senior VP & Category Head of Financial Services

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.18m

Board Members

  • Jim Simons (56yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 20.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$158.99k
  • Greg Sands (53yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 20.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$169.99k
  • Doug Valenti (59yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 20.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.39m
  • Andy Sheehan (61yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$153.49k
  • David Pauldine (62yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 5yrs
    • Compensation: US$159.99k
  • Stuart Huizinga (56yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$179.99k
  • Matthew Glickman (53yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$164.49k
  • Robin Josephs (59yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 6.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$187.49k

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: QuinStreet, Inc.
  • Ticker: QNST
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$651.540m
  • Shares outstanding: 51.10m
  • Website: https://quinstreet.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • QuinStreet, Inc.
  • 950 Tower Lane
  • 6th Floor
  • Foster City
  • California
  • 94404
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
QNSTNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon SharesUSUSDFeb 2010
5Q8DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURFeb 2010

Biography

QuinStreet, Inc., an Internet performance marketing company, provides customer acquisition services for its clients in the United States and internationally. It offers online marketing services to its clie ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/17 00:13
End of Day Share Price2019/10/16 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.