Sohu.com Limited provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices in the People’s Republic of China. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Interactive Media and Services
1 Year Return
US Interactive Media and Services
Return vs Industry: SOHU exceeded the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 26.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SOHU exceeded the US Market which returned 13.8% over the past year.
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
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StThese 4 Measures Indicate That Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) Is Using Debt Safely
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2 months ago | Simply Wall StLoss-Making Sohu.com Limited (NASDAQ:SOHU) Expected To Breakeven
Is Sohu.com 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: SOHU ($17.06) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($23.71)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SOHU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SOHU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
PE vs Market: SOHU 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 SOHU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SOHU's PB Ratio (2.3x) is in line with the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
How is Sohu.com forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SOHU is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: SOHU is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: SOHU's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SOHU's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SOHU's revenue (4.6% 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 (7.8%).
How has Sohu.com performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SOHU is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SOHU is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SOHU is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 6.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SOHU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SOHU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Interactive Media and Services industry (-22.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SOHU has a negative Return on Equity (-4.16%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Sohu.com's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SOHU's short term assets ($1.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: SOHU's short term assets ($1.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($471.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SOHU's debt to equity ratio (21.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SOHU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 21.2% to 21.3% over the past 5 years.
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 SOHU has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: SOHU is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 12.3% per year.
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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chaoyang Zhang (56 yo)
Dr. Charles Zhang, also known as Chaoyang, is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Board of Sohu.com Limited since August 1996. He is Chairman of the Board at Sogou Inc. Dr. Zhang also served a ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chaoyang's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.05M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chaoyang's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chairman & CEO||24.08yrs||no data||0.68% |
|Chief Financial Officer||2.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Operations & Human Resources||3.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Investor Relations Professional||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Sales||9.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Marketing||4yrs||no data||no data|
|Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of Sogou Inc||10.08yrs||no data||0.18% |
|Chief Executive Officer of Changyou.Com Limited||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Operating Officer of Changyou.Com||no data||no data||no data|
|Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Investor Relations Officer - China||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SOHU's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.8 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||24.08yrs||no data||0.68% |
|Independent Director||15.33yrs||US$110.00k||0.087% |
|Independent Director||15.33yrs||US$280.00k||0.074% |
|Independent Director||13.42yrs||US$194.00k||0.037% |
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$160.08k||no data|
Experienced Board: SOHU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.3 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Sohu.com Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sohu.com Limited
- Ticker: SOHU
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1996
- Industry: Interactive Media and Services
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$669.924m
- Shares outstanding: 39.27m
- Website: https://www.sohu.com
Number of Employees
- Sohu.com Limited
- Sohu.com Media Plaza
- Level 18, Block 3
- Beijing Province
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SOHU||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||SPONSORED ADS||US||USD||Jun 2018|
|2SU||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||SPONSORED ADS||AT||EUR||Jun 2018|
Sohu.com Limited provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices in the People’s Republic of China. The company provides online news and information through ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/27 05:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/25 00:00|
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