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Sogou

NYSE:SOGO
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.

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

Sogou Inc. provides search and search-related services in the People’s Republic of China. The last earnings update was 28 days ago. More info.


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  • Sogou has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
SOGO Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-6.4%
NYSE:SOGO
-2.9%
US Interactive Media and Services
-1.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-55%
NYSE:SOGO
-2.5%
US Interactive Media and Services
1.6%
US Market
SOGO Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Sogou (SOGO) -6.4% -19.6% -31.3% -55% - -
US Interactive Media and Services -2.9% -9.6% 1.8% -2.5% 48.6% 98.5%
US Market -1.4% -3.9% 0.1% 1.6% 33.2% 38.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • SOGO underperformed the Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -2.5% over the past year.
  • SOGO underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Sogou 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.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Sogou to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Sogou.

NYSE:SOGO Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8.8%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:SOGO
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Interactive Media and Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.02
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.018 (1 + (1- 25%) (1.22%))
1.018
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.02
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.018 * 5.96%)
8.8%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:SOGO using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Sogou is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:SOGO DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.8%)
2019 96.00 Analyst x1 88.24
2020 163.50 Analyst x2 138.13
2021 144.00 Analyst x1 111.82
2022 132.39 Est @ -8.06% 94.49
2023 126.00 Est @ -4.83% 82.65
2024 122.77 Est @ -2.56% 74.03
2025 121.58 Est @ -0.97% 67.38
2026 121.75 Est @ 0.14% 62.02
2027 122.86 Est @ 0.92% 57.52
2028 124.65 Est @ 1.46% 53.64
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $829.90
NYSE:SOGO DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $124.65 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (8.8% – 2.73%)
$2,110.49
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $2,110.49 ÷ (1 + 8.8%)10
$908.21
NYSE:SOGO Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $829.90 + $908.21
$1,738.12
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $1,738.12 / 391.35
$4.44
NYSE:SOGO Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $4.44
Current discount Discount to share price of $4.40
= -1 x ($4.40 - $4.44) / $4.44
0.9%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Sogou is available for.
Intrinsic value
1%
Share price is $4.4 vs Future cash flow value of $4.44
Current Discount Checks
For Sogou to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Sogou's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • Sogou's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
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 Sogou's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Sogou's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:SOGO PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $0.20
NYSE:SOGO Share Price ** NYSE (2019-05-24) in USD $4.4
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 27 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 27.77x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,086 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.45x

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

** Primary Listing of Sogou.

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

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

= 4.4 ÷ 0.20

21.55x

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  • Sogou is good value based on earnings compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
  • Sogou is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Sogou's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:SOGO PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 21.55x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts
22.3%per year
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 1.36x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,121 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.51x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:SOGO PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 21.55x ÷ 22.3%

0.97x

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  • Sogou is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Sogou's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:SOGO PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $2.58
NYSE:SOGO Share Price * NYSE (2019-05-24) in USD $4.4
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 57 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 2.77x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,208 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.8x
NYSE:SOGO PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 4.4 ÷ 2.58

1.7x

* Primary Listing of Sogou.

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

  • Sogou is good value based on assets compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Sogou'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 Interactive Media and Services 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 Interactive Media and Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Sogou has a total score of 3/6, 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.

Future Performance

 How is Sogou expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 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
22.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Sogou expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Sogou's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Sogou's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Sogou's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:SOGO Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:SOGO Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts 22.3%
NYSE:SOGO Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 8 Analysts 12.4%
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 18.5%
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.1%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.7%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*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:SOGO Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:SOGO Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 220
2022-12-31 183
2021-12-31 1,605 225 132 4
2020-12-31 1,422 219 106 8
2019-12-31 1,267 193 84 6
NYSE:SOGO Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 1,128 80
2018-12-31 1,124 145 99
2018-09-30 1,104 92
2018-06-30 1,085 78
2018-03-31 994 68
2017-12-31 908 182 58
2017-09-30 802 180 42
2017-06-30 711 151 38
2017-03-31 661 28
2016-12-31 660 150 28

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Sogou's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Sogou's revenue is expected to grow by 12.4% 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:SOGO Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Sogou Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:SOGO Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 0.50 0.50 0.50 1.00
2022-12-31 0.50 0.50 0.50 1.00
2021-12-31 0.33 0.38 0.30 3.00
2020-12-31 0.27 0.29 0.23 6.00
2019-12-31 0.22 0.26 0.20 6.00
NYSE:SOGO Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 0.20
2018-12-31 0.25
2018-09-30 0.25
2018-06-30 0.23
2018-03-31 0.23
2017-12-31 0.22
2017-09-30 0.18
2017-06-30 0.16
2017-03-31 0.12
2016-12-31 0.12

*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.
  • Sogou is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Sogou'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.
Sogou has a total score of 4/6, 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.

Past Performance

  How has Sogou 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 Sogou's growth in the last year to its industry (Interactive Media and Services).
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.
  • Sogou has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Sogou's 1-year earnings growth is less than its 5-year average (17.2% vs 69.1%)
  • Sogou's earnings growth has not exceeded the US Interactive Media and Services industry average in the past year (17.2% vs 47.3%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Sogou'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 Sogou Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:SOGO 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 1,128.50 79.61 189.82 196.14
2018-12-31 1,124.16 98.78 184.27 201.74
2018-09-30 1,104.15 91.56 195.05 214.72
2018-06-30 1,084.93 77.54 186.96 204.43
2018-03-31 994.46 67.91 188.27 186.32
2017-12-31 908.36 57.81 184.24 172.83
2017-09-30 802.15 42.34 172.24 148.86
2017-06-30 710.76 38.47 153.67 143.19
2017-03-31 661.25 27.60 144.43 138.29
2016-12-31 660.41 28.02 147.69 138.36
2015-12-31 591.80 -9.42 110.66 131.07
2014-12-31 386.38 -94.36 129.32 123.34

*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.
  • Sogou has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Sogou used its assets less efficiently than the US Interactive Media and Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Sogou's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Sogou'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 Interactive Media and Services 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.
Sogou has a total score of 1/6, 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.

Health

 How is Sogou'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 Sogou's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Sogou is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Sogou's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Sogou'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.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 59.5x debt.
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 Sogou Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NYSE:SOGO Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 1,010.49 20.97 1,112.46
2018-12-31 1,006.51 0.00 1,036.50
2018-09-30 977.48 0.00 1,076.45
2018-06-30 961.98 0.00 1,043.89
2018-03-31 939.81 0.00 1,076.12
2017-12-31 908.24 0.00 1,033.21
2017-09-30 243.70 0.00 373.14
2017-06-30 207.84 0.00 318.35
2017-03-31 166.26 0.00 286.08
2016-12-31 166.26 0.00 286.08
2015-12-31 113.06 0.00 244.48
2014-12-31 106.92 0.00 224.27
  • Sogou's level of debt (2.1%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • Unable to establish if Sogou's debt level has increased without past 5-year debt data.
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (691.1%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Sogou earns more interest than it pays, coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Sogou'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. Sogou has a total score of 5/6, 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.

Dividends

 What is Sogou'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 Sogou dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Sogou 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 Sogou's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Sogou'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:SOGO 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 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Global Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 16 Stocks 0.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2007 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.8%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

NYSE:SOGO Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 0.00 1.00
2020-12-31 0.00 3.00
2019-12-31 0.00 3.00

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Sogou has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Sogou's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Sogou's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Sogou has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Sogou's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Sogou'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 Sogou afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Sogou 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.

Management

 What is the CEO of Sogou'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
Xiaochuan Wang
COMPENSATION $0
AGE 40
TENURE AS CEO 9.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Xiaochuan Wang serves as an Independent Director at Sunlands Online Education Grou since March 2018. Mr. Wang serves as an Independent Director at Sunlands Technology Group since March 2018. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of Beijing Sougou Technology Development Co., Ltd. Mr. Wang has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sogou Inc., since August 2010. In this role, Mr. Wang has led the development of a range of popular Sogou-branded products, including a search engine, Chinese character input tool and web browser. Mr. Wang serves as Cornerstone Investor at ATM Capital. He served as Chief Technology Officer of Beijing Sohu New Era Information Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Wang served as the Chief Technology Officer of Sohu.com Inc. from November 30, 2009 to February 3, 2013. Mr. Wang served as an Senior Vice President of Sohu.com Limited until November 30, 2009. He worked at ChinaRen, previously the largest online Chinese alumni club, where he spearheaded the development of the first open promotion search engine platform in China. He joined Sohu in 2000 upon its acquisition of ChinaRen. He has been an Independent Director of Jiayuan.com International Ltd. since May 1, 2012. He serves as a Director of Sogou Inc. He served as Independent Director of NavInfo Co., Ltd. since January 27, 2014. He serves as an Independent Director of Jiayuan Dating Network. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Ccience and a Master's degree in Engineering from Tsinghua University.

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

Average tenure and age of the Sogou management team in years:

3.3
Average Tenure
40
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Sogou management team is about average.
Management Team

Xiaochuan Wang

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
40
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Joe Zhou

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
AGE
42
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Hongtao Yang

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
AGE
38
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Tao Hong

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer
AGE
41
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Jessie Zheng

TITLE
Investor Relations Director

Liyun Ru

TITLE
AGE
39
TENURE
0.9 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sogou board of directors in years:

2
Average Tenure
48
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sogou board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Chi Zhang

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
AGE
54

Xiaochuan Wang

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
40
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Joanna Lu

TITLE
Director
AGE
47
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Bin Gao

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
56

Janice Lee

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
48

Jinmei He

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
48
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Yu Yin

TITLE
Director
AGE
41
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Sogou'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. Sogou 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.

News

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Investors Who Bought Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) Shares A Year Ago Are Now Down 55%

The falls have accelerated recently, with the share price down 32% in the last three months. … Check out our latest analysis for Sogou While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. … Before deciding if you like the current share price, check how Sogou scores on these 3 valuation metrics.

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What Should Investors Know About Sogou Inc.'s (NYSE:SOGO) Earnings Trajectory?

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Does Sogou Inc.'s (NYSE:SOGO) P/E Ratio Signal A Buying Opportunity?

This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … We'll show how you can use Sogou Inc.'s (NYSE:SOGO) P/E ratio to inform your assessment of the investment opportunity. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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Is Sogou Inc.'s (NYSE:SOGO) Liquidity Good Enough?

Small-cap and large-cap companies receive a lot of attention from investors, but mid-cap stocks like Sogou Inc. … SOGO’s financial liquidity and debt position will be analysed in this article, to get an idea of whether the company can fund opportunities for strategic growth and maintain strength through economic downturns. … Note that this commentary is very high-level and solely focused on financial health, so I suggest you dig deeper yourself.

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Have Investors Priced In Sogou Inc.'s (NYSE:SOGO) Growth?

(NYSE:SOGO) is considered a high-growth stock, but its last closing price of $6.34 left some investors wondering if this high future earnings potential can be rationalized by its current price tag. … What are the future expectations. … The excitement around Sogou's growth potential is not unfounded

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Imagine Owning Sogou And Wondering If The 34% Share Price Slide Is Justified

(NYSE:SOGO) have tasted that bitter downside in the last year, as the share price dropped 34%. … During the unfortunate twelve months during which the Sogou share price fell, it actually saw its earnings per share (EPS) improve by 13%. … Since the fundamental metrics don't readily explain the share price drop, there might be an opportunity if the market has overreacted.

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Do You Know What Sogou Inc.'s (NYSE:SOGO) P/E Ratio Means?

The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … We'll look at Sogou Inc.'s (NYSE:SOGO) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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Based On Its ROE, Is Sogou Inc. (NYSE:SOGO) A High Quality Stock?

With that in mind, this article will work through how we can use Return On Equity (ROE) to better understand a business. … Another way to think of that is that for every $1 worth of equity in the company, it was able to earn $0.090. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Is Sogou Inc's (NYSE:SOGO) Stock Available For A Good Price After Accounting For Growth?

Sogou Inc (NYSE:SOGO) is a stock well-positioned for future growth, but many investors are wondering whether its last closing price of $5.99 is based on unrealistic expectations. … Let’s look into this by assessing SOGO's expected growth over the next few years. … If you are bullish about Sogou's growth potential then you are certainly not alone

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Company Info

Description

Sogou Inc. provides search and search-related services in the People’s Republic of China. The company provides Sogou Search, a search engine; and Sogou Input Method, a Chinese language input software for PC and mobile users. It also offers search and search-related advertising services; Internet value-added services related to the operation of Web games and mobile games developed by third parties; and online reading services, as well as other products and services, including smart hardware products. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China. Sogou Inc. is a subsidiary of Sohu.com Limited.

Details
Name: Sogou Inc.
SOGO
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 2005
$1,721,954,850
391,353,375
Website: http://www.sogou.com
Address: Sogou Inc.
Sohu.com Internet Plaza,
Level 15,
Beijing,
100084,
China
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE SOGO ADR REPSTG A New York Stock Exchange US USD 09. Nov 2017
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
2,789
Sogou employees.
Industry
Interactive Media and Services
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/27 00:52
End of day share price update: 2019/05/24 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/06
Last earnings filing: 2019/04/29
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.