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Rosetta Stone

NYSE:RST
Snowflake Description

Mediocre balance sheet with concerning outlook.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
RST
NYSE
$550M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Media
Company description

Rosetta Stone Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based learning products in the United States and internationally. The last earnings update was 74 days ago. More info.


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RST Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-2.6%
NYSE:RST
-4.6%
US Entertainment
-0.3%
US Market
1 Year Returns
37%
NYSE:RST
0.8%
US Entertainment
3.9%
US Market
RST Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Rosetta Stone (RST) -2.6% -0.3% -2.8% 37% 184.5% 143.4%
US Entertainment -4.6% -1.4% -0.5% 0.8% 64% 83.9%
US Market -0.3% 2.3% 2.3% 3.9% 36.7% 41.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • RST outperformed the Entertainment industry which returned 0.8% over the past year.
  • RST outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
RST
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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RST Value

 Is Rosetta Stone undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.

In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Rosetta Stone is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Rosetta Stone has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis. You can see them here.

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INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Rosetta Stone. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $23.1.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Rosetta Stone's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Rosetta Stone's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:RST PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-0.68
NYSE:RST Share Price ** NYSE (2019-07-19) in USD $23.1
United States of America Entertainment Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 24 Publicly-Listed Entertainment Companies 30.31x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,083 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.92x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Rosetta Stone.

NYSE:RST PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:RST Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 23.1 ÷ -0.68

-33.81x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Rosetta Stone is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Entertainment industry average.
  • Rosetta Stone is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Rosetta Stone's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:RST PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -33.81x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
68.4%per year
United States of America Entertainment Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 18 Publicly-Listed Entertainment Companies 2.37x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,123 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.57x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Rosetta Stone, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Rosetta Stone's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:RST PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-0.41
NYSE:RST Share Price * NYSE (2019-07-19) in USD $23.1
United States of America Entertainment Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 63 Publicly-Listed Entertainment Companies 3.37x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,248 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.8x
NYSE:RST PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:RST Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 23.1 ÷ -0.41

-56.13x

* Primary Listing of Rosetta Stone.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Rosetta Stone has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the US Entertainment industry average.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of RST’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  2. When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Rosetta Stone's regulatory filings and announcements.
  3. Show me more potentially undervalued companies in the Entertainment industry
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Value checks
We assess Rosetta Stone's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Entertainment industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Entertainment industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Rosetta Stone has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RST Future Performance

 How is Rosetta Stone expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
68.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Rosetta Stone expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Rosetta Stone's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Rosetta Stone's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Rosetta Stone's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:RST Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:RST Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 68.4%
NYSE:RST Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 15.3%
United States of America Entertainment Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 16.6%
United States of America Entertainment Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.3%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:RST Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:RST Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 225 -4 3
2019-12-31 191 -14 3
NYSE:RST Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 175 4 -16
2018-12-31 174 10 -21
2018-09-30 174 6 -15
2018-06-30 177 9 -11
2018-03-31 180 13 -8
2017-12-31 185 19 -2
2017-09-30 191 19 -10
2017-06-30 194 9 -12
2017-03-31 194 10 -20
2016-12-31 194 2 -28
2016-09-30 200 8 -33
2016-06-30 202 9 -35

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Rosetta Stone is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Rosetta Stone's revenue is expected to grow by 15.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:RST Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Rosetta Stone Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:RST Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 -0.17 -0.16 -0.18 2.00
2019-12-31 -0.61 -0.55 -0.65 3.00
NYSE:RST Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 -0.68
2018-12-31 -0.95
2018-09-30 -0.67
2018-06-30 -0.51
2018-03-31 -0.38
2017-12-31 -0.07
2017-09-30 -0.43
2017-06-30 -0.53
2017-03-31 -0.89
2016-12-31 -1.25
2016-09-30 -1.52
2016-06-30 -1.61

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Rosetta Stone will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Rosetta Stone's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Rosetta Stone has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RST Past Performance

  How has Rosetta Stone performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Rosetta Stone's growth in the last year to its industry (Entertainment).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Rosetta Stone does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Rosetta Stone's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Rosetta Stone's 1-year growth to the US Entertainment industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Rosetta Stone's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Rosetta Stone Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:RST Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 175.44 -15.62 131.35 24.64
2018-12-31 173.63 -21.47 132.14 25.21
2018-09-30 173.85 -14.68 132.63 24.41
2018-06-30 177.31 -11.43 131.76 24.34
2018-03-31 179.71 -8.40 131.14 24.54
2017-12-31 184.59 -1.55 130.22 24.43
2017-09-30 191.48 -9.53 134.26 25.42
2017-06-30 193.97 -11.75 138.62 25.39
2017-03-31 193.78 -19.59 143.43 25.33
2016-12-31 194.09 -27.55 151.13 25.36
2016-09-30 200.43 -33.37 159.25 25.87
2016-06-30 201.54 -35.22 164.57 26.50
2016-03-31 207.23 -34.42 167.35 27.19
2015-12-31 217.67 -46.80 178.13 29.34
2015-09-30 238.91 -56.90 197.56 29.57
2015-06-30 253.63 -65.77 213.82 31.26
2015-03-31 259.53 -73.35 224.92 32.77
2014-12-31 261.85 -73.71 230.33 33.18
2014-09-30 260.31 -56.02 220.82 34.58
2014-06-30 256.66 -44.01 211.13 34.69
2014-03-31 261.49 -31.47 206.26 35.41
2013-12-31 264.65 -16.13 201.49 34.00
2013-09-30 265.64 -7.65 199.69 30.76
2013-06-30 269.04 -35.66 202.32 27.14
2013-03-31 267.72 -36.99 203.94 24.54
2012-12-31 273.24 -33.99 206.14 23.45
2012-09-30 275.07 -43.60 214.18 24.33

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Rosetta Stone has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if Rosetta Stone has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Entertainment industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Rosetta Stone improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Rosetta Stone's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Entertainment industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Rosetta Stone has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RST Health

 How is Rosetta Stone's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Rosetta Stone's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Rosetta Stone's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Rosetta Stone's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Rosetta Stone's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Rosetta Stone has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Rosetta Stone Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NYSE:RST Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 -9.80 0.00 28.29
2018-12-31 -12.01 0.00 38.09
2018-09-30 -9.15 0.00 31.80
2018-06-30 -4.20 0.00 20.93
2018-03-31 -1.63 0.00 39.16
2017-12-31 2.42 0.00 42.96
2017-09-30 -1.43 0.00 40.15
2017-06-30 -0.06 0.00 26.37
2017-03-31 -0.99 0.00 39.71
2016-12-31 -1.66 0.00 36.20
2016-09-30 2.46 0.00 32.22
2016-06-30 6.57 0.00 29.71
2016-03-31 14.88 0.00 43.00
2015-12-31 22.41 0.00 47.78
2015-09-30 32.36 0.00 34.37
2015-06-30 38.43 0.00 29.80
2015-03-31 43.74 0.00 45.92
2014-12-31 63.45 0.00 64.66
2014-09-30 84.09 0.00 49.36
2014-06-30 99.15 0.00 46.84
2014-03-31 112.50 0.00 55.97
2013-12-31 131.24 0.00 98.83
2013-09-30 143.25 0.00 113.10
2013-06-30 140.27 0.00 132.07
2013-03-31 141.44 0.00 139.31
2012-12-31 148.19 0.00 148.19
2012-09-30 138.63 0.00 126.05
  • Rosetta Stone has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.
  • Irrelevant to check if Rosetta Stone's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.
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.

  • Rosetta Stone has sufficient cash runway for 2.1 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Rosetta Stone has sufficient cash runway for 1.9 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 30.7% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Rosetta Stone's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Rosetta Stone has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RST Dividends

 What is Rosetta Stone's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Rosetta Stone dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Rosetta Stone shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Rosetta Stone's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Rosetta Stone's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:RST Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Entertainment Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 11 Stocks 1.2%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2017 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:RST Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Rosetta Stone has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Rosetta Stone's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Rosetta Stone's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Rosetta Stone has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Rosetta Stone's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Rosetta Stone afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Rosetta Stone has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RST Management

 What is the CEO of Rosetta Stone's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
A. Hass
COMPENSATION $2,508,000
AGE 53
TENURE AS CEO 3.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. A. John Hass, III, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Rosetta Stone Inc. since April 1, 2016 and was its President since April 1, 2016. Mr. Hass served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim President of Rosetta Stone Inc. since April 1, 2015 until March 14, 2016. Mr. Hass became an executive officer of Rosetta Stone in April 2015. Mr. Hass is an accomplished executive, advisor and investor with over 25 years of experience as an investment banker, Chief Executive Officer and Director. As an investment banker and advisor to over 100 boards of directors, he has extensive experience in providing high-level and actionable strategic advice on the most important issues facing companies. Mr. Hass was a Partner at PEAK6 Investments, L.P. from October 2008 to September 2012, Senior Financial Officer from February 2009 through June 2010 and served as its Managing Director of Business Development and Shared Services. Mr. Hass served as the Chief Executive Officer of OptionsHouse, LLC (alternative name OptionsHouse, Inc.) since October 2006 until September 24, 2008 and oversaw its customer development, finance and accounting and strategic planning functions. He also served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer of OptionsHouse LLC from 2006 to 2008. Prior to joining OptionsHouse, Mr. Hass served as an Investment Banker/Partner of Goldman Sachs for 18 years from 1988 to October 2006, where he gained a robust understanding of the financial marketplace and the primacy of customer service within it and served as its Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division. In his time at Goldman Sachs, he focused primarily on the coverage of financial institutions including companies in the retail brokerage space. He was a Senior Advisor to Osmium Partners since September 2012 until November 2014. He has been the Chairman of Rosetta Stone Inc. since April 1, 2016 and has been its Director since November 18, 2014. He served as a Director of Marbles LLC. He serves as a Board Member of Safetec Compliance Systems. He served as a Board Member of Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. from 2007 to March 2, 2015. He served as a Board Member at the Brain Store and Telemedicine, LLC. He is also involved in humanitarian causes including acting as Board President for WITNESS, Inc., a global human rights non-profit and is a trustee of The Museum of Contemporary Photography. Mr. Hass is a private investor and advisor to for-profit and non-profit entities. Mr. Hass received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

CEO Compensation
  • A.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • A.'s remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Rosetta Stone management team in years:

1.4
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Rosetta Stone management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

A. Hass

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
53
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Nick Gaehde

TITLE
Co-President & President of Literacy
COMPENSATION
$958K
AGE
58
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Matt Hulett

TITLE
Co-President & President of Language
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
48
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Tom Pierno

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$976K
AGE
57
TENURE
7.2 yrs

M. Hartford

TITLE
VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
TENURE
4.2 yrs

Liz Brooke

TITLE
Chief Learning Officer
TENURE
1.4 yrs

Jerry Huang

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Language International Expansion Strategy
TENURE
0.9 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Rosetta Stone board of directors in years:

3.3
Average Tenure
66
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Rosetta Stone board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Laurence Franklin

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$170K
AGE
67
TENURE
13.2 yrs

A. Hass

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
53
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Steve Yankovich

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$153K
AGE
58
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Dem Nierenberg

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$160K
AGE
66
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Pat Gross

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$165K
AGE
74
TENURE
3.3 yrs

George Logue

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$173K
AGE
68
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$150K
AGE
56
TENURE
1.8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Rosetta Stone individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
23. May 19 Sell Sonia Galindo Individual 22. May 19 22. May 19 -4,496 $23.91 $-107,499
17. May 19 Sell Nierenberg Investment Management Company, Inc. Company 15. May 19 17. May 19 -107,141 $25.75 $-2,742,358
14. May 19 Sell Nierenberg Investment Management Company, Inc. Company 10. May 19 14. May 19 -92,859 $26.38 $-2,425,385
15. Mar 19 Sell Nierenberg Investment Management Company, Inc. Company 13. Mar 19 15. Mar 19 -88,190 $23.49 $-2,033,273
14. Mar 19 Sell Nicholas Gaehde Individual 13. Mar 19 13. Mar 19 -10,092 $23.54 $-237,566
14. Mar 19 Sell Matthew Hulett Individual 13. Mar 19 13. Mar 19 -1,000 $22.98 $-22,980
13. Mar 19 Sell M. Hartford Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -3,304 $21.80 $-72,027
28. Aug 18 Sell Sonia Galindo Individual 24. Aug 18 27. Aug 18 -1,711 $16.12 $-27,476
10. Aug 18 Buy George Logue Individual 08. Aug 18 08. Aug 18 2,000 $14.74 $29,480
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Management checks
We assess Rosetta Stone's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Rosetta Stone has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

RST News

Simply Wall St News

Is Rosetta Stone's (NYSE:RST) 216% Share Price Increase Well Justified?

In three years the stock price has launched 216% higher: a great result. … See our latest analysis for Rosetta Stone Given that Rosetta Stone didn't make a profit in the last twelve months, we'll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. … In the last 3 years Rosetta Stone saw its revenue shrink by 6.1% per year.

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How Should Investors Feel About Rosetta Stone Inc.'s (NYSE:RST) CEO Pay?

This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … has a market capitalization of US$591m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$2.7m. … While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$160k.

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Investors Who Bought Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Up 238%

We note that Rosetta Stone reported its financial results recently; luckily, you can catch up on the latest revenue and profit numbers in our company report. … Rosetta Stone isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. … That's because it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

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Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) Insiders Have Been Selling

So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Rosetta Stone Inc. … The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Rosetta Stone. … Over the last year we saw more insider selling of Rosetta Stone shares, than buying

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Should You Worry About Rosetta Stone Inc's (NYSE:RST) CEO Salary Level?

This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. … Hass's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … At the time of writing our data says that Rosetta Stone Inc has a market cap of US$426m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$2m?

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Why Are Insiders Pessimistic About Rosetta Stone Inc's (NYSE:RST) Stock?

Rosetta Stone Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based learning products in the United States and internationally. … some insider selling over the past three months, with insiders divesting from. … Generally, insiders selling shares in their own firm sends a bearish signal.

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Why Rosetta Stone Inc's (NYSE:RST) Investor Composition Impacts Your Returns

I am going to take a deep dive into Rosetta Stone Inc’s (NYSE:RST) most recent ownership structure, not a frequent subject of discussion among individual investors. … The impact of a company's ownership structure affects both its short- and long-term performance. … The effect of an active institutional investor with a similar ownership as a passive pension-fund can be vastly different on a company's corporate governance and accountability to shareholders.

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Rosetta Stone Inc's (NYSE:RST) Profit Outlook

Rosetta Stone Inc's (NYSE:RST):. … The company’s loss has recently broadened since it announced a -US$1.55m loss in the full financial year, compared to the latest trailing-twelve-month loss of -US$8.40m, moving it further away from breakeven. … Check out our latest analysis for Rosetta Stone

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Did Rosetta Stone Inc's (NYSE:RST) Recent Earnings Growth Beat The Trend?

When Rosetta Stone Inc (NYSE:RST) released its most recent earnings update (31 March 2018), I compared it against two factor: its historical earnings track record, and the performance of its industry peers on average. … See our latest analysis for Rosetta Stone Did RST's recent earnings growth beat the long-term trend and the industry? … NYSE:RST Income Statement May 11th 18 We can further evaluate Rosetta Stone's loss by looking at what the industry has been experiencing over the past few years.

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Is Rosetta Stone Inc (NYSE:RST) A Good Tech Bet?

Rosetta Stone Inc (NYSE:RST), is a US$290.11M small-cap, which operates in the software industry based in United States. … As a future industry laggard in growth, Rosetta Stone may be a cheaper stock relative to its peers. … Next Steps: Rosetta Stone is an tech industry laggard in terms of its future growth outlook.

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RST Company Info

Description

Rosetta Stone Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based learning products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Literacy, E&E Language, and Consumer Language. The company develops, markets, and supports a suite of language-learning, literacy, and brain fitness solutions consisting of Web-based software subscriptions, perpetual software products, online and professional services, audio practice products, and mobile applications. It also provides administrative tools for performance monitoring, and to measure and track learner progress; and custom solutions, including curriculum development, global collaboration programs, group and live tutoring, and language courses for mission-critical government programs. The company offers its courses in approximately 30 languages under the Rosetta Stone, The Blue Stone Logo, Lexia, Lexia PowerUP Literacy, TruAccent, and Catalyst brand names. It sells its products and services through call centers, Websites, app-stores, third party e-commerce Websites, select retail resellers, consignment distributors, daily deal partners, and third-party resellers, as well as directly to individuals, educational institutions, corporations, and government agencies. Rosetta Stone Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Details
Name: Rosetta Stone Inc.
RST
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1992
$550,246,296
23,820,186
Website: http://www.rosettastone.com
Address: Rosetta Stone Inc.
1621 North Kent Street,
Suite 1200,
Arlington,
Virginia, 22209,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE RST Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 16. Apr 2009
DB RS8 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 16. Apr 2009
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
882
Rosetta Stone employees.
Industry
Interactive Home Entertainment
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/20 00:20
End of day share price update: 2019/07/19 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/06/17
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/07
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.