NYSE:SNAP

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Executive Summary

Snap Inc. operates as a camera company in the United States and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Exceptional growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Snap's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SNAP is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SNAP's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.5%

SNAP

2.3%

US Interactive Media and Services

0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

198.3%

SNAP

42.2%

US Interactive Media and Services

22.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: SNAP exceeded the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 38.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SNAP exceeded the US Market which returned 21% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SNAPIndustryMarket
7 Day0.5%2.3%0.6%
30 Day13.0%10.7%13.1%
90 Day89.1%2.7%4.5%
1 Year198.3%198.3%42.2%42.2%25.5%22.7%
3 Year197.9%197.9%63.5%63.3%49.0%39.1%
5 Yearn/a127.1%126.6%98.3%76.5%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Snap undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

30.05x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SNAP ($44.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($34.16)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SNAP is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SNAP is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.

PE vs Market: SNAP 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 SNAP's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SNAP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (30x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (2.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Snap forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 35 analysts?

70.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SNAP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: SNAP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: SNAP's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SNAP's revenue (28.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SNAP's revenue (28.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SNAP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (23.2%)


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Past Performance

How has Snap performed over the past 5 years?

-1.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SNAP is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SNAP is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SNAP is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 1.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SNAP's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: SNAP is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Interactive Media and Services industry (0.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SNAP has a negative Return on Equity (-48.77%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Snap's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SNAP's short term assets ($3.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($610.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: SNAP's short term assets ($3.3B) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.0B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SNAP's debt to equity ratio (75.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if SNAP's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


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: SNAP has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if SNAP has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Snap current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


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Management

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

1.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Evan Spiegel (29 yo)

8.5yrs

Tenure

US$1,669,810

Compensation

Mr. Evan Spiegel is a Co-Founder of Snap Inc. and served as its President. Mr. Spiegel has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Snap Inc. since May 2012. Mr. Spiegel has been a Trustee of The Paley...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Evan's total compensation ($USD1.67M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.98M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Evan's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Evan Spiegel
Co-Founder8.5yrsUS$1.67m12.28%
$ 8.1b
Robert Murphy
Co-Founder8.5yrsUS$29.93k13.45%
$ 8.9b
Derek Andersen
Chief Financial Officer1.5yrsUS$9.56m0.064%
$ 42.2m
Rebecca Morrow
Chief Accounting Officer & Controller1.17yrsUS$4.58m0.017%
$ 11.5m
Michael O'Sullivan
General Counsel & Secretary3.33yrsUS$9.08m0.051%
$ 33.9m
Lara Sweet
Chief People Officer1.5yrsUS$10.08m0.050%
$ 33.4m
Jerry Hunter
Senior Vice President of Engineering3yrsUS$3.38m0.15%
$ 98.8m
Kristin Southey
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Julie Henderson
Chief Communications Officer1.58yrsno datano data
Kenneth Mitchell
Chief Marketing Officer1.42yrsno datano data
Elizabeth Herbst-Brady
Head of Global Strategic Partnershipsno datano datano data
Jeremi Gorman
Chief Business Officer2yrsUS$22.84m0.14%
$ 93.5m

1.6yrs

Average Tenure

45yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: SNAP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Evan Spiegel
Co-Founder8.5yrsUS$1.67m12.28%
$ 8.1b
Robert Murphy
Co-Founder8.5yrsUS$29.93k13.45%
$ 8.9b
Michael Lynton
Independent Chairman of the Board4.17yrsUS$426.70k0.069%
$ 45.5m
Alan Lafley
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$400.04k0.012%
$ 8.1m
Stanley Meresman
Independent Director5.33yrsUS$355.04k0.0013%
$ 855.3k
Scott Miller
Independent Director4.08yrsUS$330.04k0.0052%
$ 3.5m
Joanna Coles
Independent Director4.92yrsUS$330.04k0.0033%
$ 2.2m
Kelly Coffey
Independent Director0.50yrno datano data
Poppy Thorpe
Independent Director2.25yrsUS$330.04k0.00094%
$ 623.3k

4.3yrs

Average Tenure

58.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SNAP's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SNAP insiders have only sold shares 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 6.4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Snap Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Snap Inc.
  • Ticker: SNAP
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2010
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$66.304b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.49b
  • Website: https://www.snap.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Snap Inc.
  • 2772 Donald Douglas Loop North
  • Santa Monica
  • California
  • 90405
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
1SIDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Non-Voting Common StockDEEURMar 2017
SNAPNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A Non-Voting Common StockUSUSDMar 2017
1SIXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesClass A Non-Voting Common StockDEEURMar 2017
0RNHLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesClass A Non-Voting Common StockGBUSDMar 2017
SNAPSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesClass A Non-Voting Common StockCHCHFMar 2017
SNAPWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesClass A Non-Voting Common StockATEURMar 2017
1SIETLX (Eurotlx)YesClass A Non-Voting Common StockITEURMar 2017
SNAP *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesClass A Non-Voting Common StockMXMXNMar 2017
SNAPBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH 1 REP 1 COM USD0.00001ARARSApr 2019

Biography

Snap Inc. operates as a camera company in the United States and internationally. The company offers Snapchat, a camera application that helps people to communicate through short videos and images called Sn...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/12/02 00:02
End of Day Share Price2020/12/01 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.