NasdaqGS:QNST

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with concerning outlook.


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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

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

7.1%

QNST

6.1%

US Interactive Media and Services

-0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

29.9%

QNST

38.7%

US Interactive Media and Services

18.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: QNST underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 38.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: QNST exceeded the US Market which returned 18.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

QNSTIndustryMarket
7 Day7.1%6.1%-0.4%
30 Day13.1%13.2%6.6%
90 Day47.2%14.1%8.6%
1 Year29.9%29.9%38.8%38.7%21.0%18.3%
3 Year139.0%139.0%50.9%50.8%42.1%32.7%
5 Year209.2%209.2%123.6%123.1%85.6%64.7%

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?

48.85x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: QNST ($17.16) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($5.21)

Significantly Below Fair Value: QNST is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: QNST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (48.8x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (34.5x).

PE vs Market: QNST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (48.8x) compared to the US market (19.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: QNST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: QNST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (2.9x).


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Future Growth

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

19.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: QNST's forecast earnings growth (19.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: QNST's earnings (19.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: QNST's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: QNST's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: QNST's revenue (7.8% 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 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?

62.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: QNST has a large one-off gain of $13.6M impacting its June 30 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: QNST's current net profit margins (3.7%) are lower than last year (13.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QNST has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 62% per year.

Accelerating Growth: QNST's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: QNST had negative earnings growth (-71%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Interactive Media and Services industry average (-12.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: QNST's Return on Equity (7.1%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is QuinStreet's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QNST's short term assets ($185.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($85.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: QNST's short term assets ($185.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($16.6M).


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 11.1%.

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


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate QNST'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 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

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

6.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Doug Valenti (60 yo)

21.25yrs

Tenure

US$3,790,750

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 ($USD3.79M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.94M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Douglas Valenti
Chairman21.25yrsUS$3.79m6.44%
$ 58.2m
Gregory Wong
Chief Financial Officer7.08yrsUS$1.69m0.20%
$ 1.8m
Nina Bhanap
CTO and President of Product & Technology11.25yrsUS$2.03m0%
$ 0
Martin Collins
Chief Legal & Privacy Officer6.5yrsUS$1.31m0%
$ 0
Timothy Stevens
Senior Vice President3.83yrsUS$1.85m0%
$ 0
Erica Abrams
Investor Relations Contactno datano datano data
Peter Brooks
Senior Vice President8.25yrsUS$543.98kno data
Brett Moses
Senior VP & Category Head of Financial Services5.25yrsUS$1.15m0.030%
$ 274.5k
Andreja Stevanovic
Senior VP & Category Head of Financial Services5.25yrsUS$1.18m0.030%
$ 274.5k
William Bradley
4.75yrsUS$150.24kno data

6.5yrs

Average Tenure

47yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: QNST's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Douglas Valenti
Chairman21.25yrsUS$3.79m6.44%
$ 58.2m
James Simons
Independent Director21.25yrsUS$159.49k0.084%
$ 757.0k
Gregory Sands
Independent Director21.25yrsUS$162.99k1.05%
$ 9.5m
Andrew Sheehan
Independent Director3.67yrsUS$154.49k0.022%
$ 200.5k
David Pauldine
Independent Director6yrsUS$159.49k0.17%
$ 1.6m
Stuart Huizinga
Independent Director5.5yrsUS$178.99k0.026%
$ 236.0k
Matthew Glickman
Independent Director3.5yrsUS$163.49k0%
$ 0
Robin Josephs
Independent Director7.42yrsUS$186.99k0.12%
$ 1.1m
Anna Fieler
Independent Director0.25yrno data0%
$ 0

6.0yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: QNST's board of directors are considered experienced (6 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 3.1%.


Top Shareholders

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$903.765m
  • Shares outstanding: 52.67m
  • Website: https://www.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 online performance marketing company, provides customer acquisition services for its clients in the United States and internationally. The company offers online marketing services to i ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/25 00:46
End of Day Share Price2020/10/23 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.