SOHU

Sohu.comNasdaqGS:SOHU Stock Report

Market Cap

US$833.3m

7D

-7.1%

1Y

14.8%

Updated

18 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
SOHU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation4/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends0/6

SOHU Overview

Sohu.com Limited provides online media, game, and search products and services on PCs and mobile devices in China.

Share Price & News

How has Sohu.com's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SOHU is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SOHU's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-7.1%

SOHU

-1.2%

US Interactive Media and Services

-0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

14.8%

SOHU

70.7%

US Interactive Media and Services

33.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: SOHU underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 70.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SOHU underperformed the US Market which returned 33.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SOHUIndustryMarket
7 Day-7.1%-1.2%-0.6%
30 Day7.3%3.9%1.6%
90 Day14.5%12.3%4.6%
1 Year14.8%14.8%71.0%70.7%35.8%33.8%
3 Year-0.7%-0.7%117.8%117.4%60.0%50.1%
5 Yearn/a194.5%194.0%123.0%98.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

Sohu.com Fundamentals Summary

How do Sohu.com's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SOHU fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$833.29m
Earnings (TTM)US$87.60m
Revenue (TTM)US$576.52m

9.5x

P/E Ratio

1.4x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SOHU income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$576.52m
Cost of RevenueUS$4.39m
Gross ProfitUS$572.13m
ExpensesUS$484.53m
EarningsUS$87.60m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)2.21
Gross Margin99.24%
Net Profit Margin15.20%
Debt/Equity Ratio46.4%

How did SOHU perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Sohu.com undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

13.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SOHU ($21.2) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($24.42)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SOHU is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SOHU is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.5x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (50.7x).

PE vs Market: SOHU is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.5x) compared to the US market (17.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SOHU is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (4.4x).


Future Growth

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

-45.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SOHU's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-45% per year).

Earnings vs Market: SOHU's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-45% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: SOHU's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SOHU's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SOHU's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7%).


Past Performance

How has Sohu.com performed over the past 5 years?

27.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SOHU has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SOHU became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SOHU has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 27.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: SOHU has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SOHU has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Interactive Media and Services industry (9.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SOHU's Return on Equity (7.7%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Sohu.com's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SOHU's short term assets ($2.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: SOHU's short term assets ($2.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($519.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SOHU's debt to equity ratio (46.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SOHU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 1.8% to 46.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SOHU's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17%).

Interest Coverage: SOHU earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Sohu.com current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Next Steps

Management

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

7.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Charles Zhang (57 yo)

25.08yrs

Tenure

Dr. Chaoyang Zhang, also known as Charles, is Founder of Sohu.com Limited and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since August 1996 and served as its President from August 1996 to July 2004....


CEO Compensation Analysis

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

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SOHU's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: SOHU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 16.3 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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Sohu.com Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Sohu.com Limited
  • Ticker: SOHU
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$833.294m
  • Shares outstanding: 39.31m
  • Website: https://www.sohu.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Sohu.com Limited
  • Sohu.com Media Plaza
  • Level 18, Block 3
  • Beijing
  • 100190
  • China

Listings


Biography

Sohu.com Limited provides online media, game, and search products and services on PCs and mobile devices in China. The company provides online news and information through the mobile phone application Sohu...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/18 22:16
End of Day Share Price2021/09/17 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.