WB Stock Overview
Weibo Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a social media platform for people to create, distribute, and discover content in the People’s Republic of China.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$21.67|
|52 Week High||US$64.70|
|52 Week Low||US$18.62|
|1 Month Change||4.28%|
|3 Month Change||-28.13%|
|1 Year Change||-54.91%|
|3 Year Change||-50.37%|
|5 Year Change||-72.06%|
|Change since IPO||7.07%|
Recent News & Updates
Weibo Plays With The Big Boys In Numbers, But Investors Still Worry
Despite impressive financial results last year, China’s Twitter equivalent faces the challenge of better monetizing users in its highly regulated home market. Weibo’s revenue rose above pre-pandemic levels last year, but its profitability lagged due to heavy spending. The company trails Meta in its ability to monetize users, and is very much in the shadow of local rival WeChat in terms of total user numbers.
Is Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) A Risky Investment?
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|WB||US Interactive Media and Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: WB underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -22.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WB underperformed the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.
|WB Average Weekly Movement||10.7%|
|Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Movement||11.7%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: WB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WB's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Weibo Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a social media platform for people to create, distribute, and discover content in the People’s Republic of China. It operates in two segments, Advertising and Marketing Services; and Value-Added Services. The company offers discovery products to help users discover content on its platform; self-expression products that enable its users to express themselves on its platform; and social products to promote social interaction between users on its platform.
Weibo Fundamentals Summary
|WB fundamental statistics|
Is WB overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WB income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$403.84m|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
May 30, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.81|
|Net Profit Margin||18.98%|
How did WB perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Weibo undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 4/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WB ($21.67) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($26.72)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WB is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WB is good value based on its PE Ratio (12x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (45.7x).
PE vs Market: WB is good value based on its PE Ratio (12x) compared to the US market (15.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WB is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (1.8x).
How is Weibo forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WB's forecast earnings growth (11.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: WB's earnings (11.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WB's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WB's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.2%).
How has Weibo performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WB has a large one-off loss of $176.3M impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WB's current net profit margins (19%) are higher than last year (18.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WB's earnings have grown by 5.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WB's earnings growth over the past year (36.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (5.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WB earnings growth over the past year (36.7%) exceeded the Interactive Media and Services industry -36.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WB's Return on Equity (11.2%) is considered low.
How is Weibo's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WB's short term assets ($4.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: WB's short term assets ($4.8B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WB has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if WB's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WB's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.4%).
Interest Coverage: WB earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Weibo current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WB's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WB'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 WB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WB's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as WB has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gaofei Wang (42 yo)
Mr. Gaofei Wang is Independent Director at Beijing Xiaoju Science & Technology Co, Ltd. since August 2020. Mr. Wang is Director at Didi Global Inc since June 29, 2021.He has been the Chief Executive Offic...
Experienced Management: WB's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: WB's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.8%.
Weibo Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Weibo Corporation
- Ticker: WB
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 2009
- Industry: Interactive Media and Services
- Sector: Media
- Implied Market Cap: US$5.126b
- Shares outstanding: 236.56m
- Website: https://weibo.com
Number of Employees
- Weibo Corporation
- QIHAO Plaza
- 8th Floor
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/21 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/20 00:00|
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.