Should You Consider Sogou Inc (NYSE:SOGO)?

Sogou Inc (NYSE:SOGO) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of SOGO, it is a financially-healthy company with a an optimistic future outlook, not yet factored into the price. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on Sogou here.

Flawless balance sheet with high growth potential

SOGO’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of SOGO’s earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the interactive media and services industry, SOGO is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This bolsters the proposition that SOGO’s price is currently discounted.

NYSE:SOGO Future Profit November 9th 18
NYSE:SOGO Future Profit November 9th 18

SOGO’s strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This indicates that SOGO has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Investors should not worry about SOGO’s debt levels because the company has none! This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is rather impressive for a US$2.4b market cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

NYSE:SOGO Historical Debt November 9th 18
NYSE:SOGO Historical Debt November 9th 18

Next Steps:

For Sogou, there are three key aspects you should further research:

  1. Historical Performance: What has SOGO’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  2. Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does SOGO return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from SOGO as an investment.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of SOGO? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.