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Ziff Davis NasdaqGS:ZD Stock Report

Last Price

US$76.58

Market Cap

US$3.6b

7D

6.2%

1Y

-44.7%

Updated

26 Jun, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
ZD fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation5/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends0/6

ZD Stock Overview

Ziff Davis, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides internet information and services in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Ziff Davis
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$76.58
52 Week HighUS$147.35
52 Week LowUS$68.42
Beta1.0
1 Month Change-0.91%
3 Month Change-21.61%
1 Year Change-44.75%
3 Year Change-13.85%
5 Year Change-10.00%
Change since IPO706.11%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 02
What Does Ziff Davis, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ZD) Share Price Indicate?

What Does Ziff Davis, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ZD) Share Price Indicate?

Ziff Davis, Inc. ( NASDAQ:ZD ), is not the largest company out there, but it received a lot of attention from a...

Shareholder Returns

ZDUS Interactive Media and ServicesUS Market
7D6.2%6.8%6.6%
1Y-44.7%-44.8%-18.4%

Return vs Industry: ZD matched the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -44.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ZD underperformed the US Market which returned -18.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ZD's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ZD volatility
ZD Average Weekly Movement6.3%
Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Movement11.3%
Market Average Movement8.1%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.6%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: ZD is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ZD's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20144,900Vivek Shahhttps://www.ziffdavis.com

Ziff Davis, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides internet information and services in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Digital Media, and Cybersecurity and Martech. The Digital Media segment operates a portfolio of web properties and apps, which include IGN, RetailMeNot, Mashable, PCMag, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, Offers, Black Friday, MedPageToday, Everyday Health, BabyCenter, and What to Expect, among others in the technology, shopping, entertainment, and health and wellness markets.

Ziff Davis Fundamentals Summary

How do Ziff Davis's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ZD fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$3.62b
Earnings (TTM)US$386.86m
Revenue (TTM)US$1.42b

9.4x

P/E Ratio

2.6x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ZD income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$1.42b
Cost of RevenueUS$190.30m
Gross ProfitUS$1.23b
Other ExpensesUS$842.97m
EarningsUS$386.86m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)8.18
Gross Margin86.60%
Net Profit Margin27.24%
Debt/Equity Ratio60.2%

How did ZD perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is ZD undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

5/6

Valuation Score 5/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for ZD?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

ZD key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue2.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA8.7x
PEG Ratio-3.4x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does ZD's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

ZD PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for ZD vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average1262.1x

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: ZD is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.4x) compared to the peer average (1262.1x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does ZD's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Interactive Media and Services Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: ZD is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.4x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (45.5x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is ZD's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

ZD PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio9.4x
Fair PE Ratio15.7x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: ZD is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.7x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of ZD when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: ZD ($76.58) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($151.81)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ZD is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


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Future Growth

How is Ziff Davis forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

Future Growth Score

1/6

Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


-2.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ZD's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).

Earnings vs Market: ZD's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: ZD's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ZD's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ZD's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.4%).


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Past Performance

How has Ziff Davis performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

5/6

Past Performance Score 5/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


10.5%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ZD has a large one-off gain of $218.7M impacting its March 31 2022 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: ZD's current net profit margins (27.2%) are higher than last year (6.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ZD's earnings have grown by 10.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ZD's earnings growth over the past year (425.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (10.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ZD earnings growth over the past year (425.1%) exceeded the Interactive Media and Services industry -37.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: ZD's Return on Equity (20.8%) is considered high.


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Financial Health

How is Ziff Davis's financial position?

Financial Health Score

5/6

Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ZD's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($432.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: ZD's short term assets ($1.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.4B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ZD's net debt to equity ratio (13.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ZD's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 89.5% to 60.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ZD's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.5%).

Interest Coverage: ZD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ZD's dividend payments have been increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: ZD is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ZD has not reported any payouts.


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Management

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

4.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Vivek Shah (47 yo)

4.42yrs

Tenure

US$16,394,111

Compensation

Mr. Vivek R. Shah serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Ziff Davis, Inc. since January 01, 2018 and has been its President since 2021. Mr. Shah served as the Chief Executive Officer at Ziffavis...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Vivek's total compensation ($USD16.39M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.88M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ZD's management team is considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: ZD's board of directors are considered experienced (4.4 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 4.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Ziff Davis, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Ziff Davis, Inc.
  • Ticker: ZD
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: US$3.622b
  • Shares outstanding: 47.30m
  • Website: https://www.ziffdavis.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Ziff Davis, Inc.
  • 114 5th Avenue
  • 15th Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10011
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/26 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/24 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


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.