NYSE:SOGO

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Sogou Inc. provides search and search-related services in the People’s Republic of China.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.2%

NYSE:SOGO

2.4%

US Interactive Media and Services

0.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

-51.1%

NYSE:SOGO

-2.4%

US Interactive Media and Services

-0.7%

US Market

SOGO underperformed the Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -2.4% over the past year.

SOGO underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -0.7% over the past year.


Share holder returns

SOGOIndustryMarket
7 Day3.2%2.4%0.2%
30 Day7.2%-1.4%-2.7%
90 Day-5.5%2.7%1.6%
1 Year-51.1%-51.1%-2.4%-2.4%1.6%-0.7%
3 Yearn/a47.1%47.0%40.0%30.9%
5 Yearn/a83.9%83.7%53.8%36.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

23.97x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Sogou's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a moderate discount (< 20%).

Sogou's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

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

Sogou is good value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Sogou is good value based on assets compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Sogou expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

25.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Sogou's revenue is expected to grow by 10.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Sogou's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Sogou's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Sogou's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Sogou's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Sogou is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).


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Past Performance

How has Sogou performed over the past 5 years?

61.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Sogou has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.

Sogou's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.

Sogou's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.


Return on Equity

Sogou has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Sogou used its assets less efficiently than the US Interactive Media and Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Sogou's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Sogou's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

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.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Sogou has no debt.

Sogou has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.

Sogou has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Sogou has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Sogou has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

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.

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

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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Management

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

3.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Xiaochuan Wang (41yo)

9.6yrs

Tenure

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CEO Compensation Analysis

Xiaochuan's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Xiaochuan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

3.6yrs

Average Tenure

41.5yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Sogou management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

2.2yrs

Average Tenure

49yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Sogou board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Xiaochuan Wang (41yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 9.6yrs
  • Hongtao Yang (39yo)

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
  • Tao Hong (42yo)

    Chief Marketing Officer

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
  • Joe Zhou (43yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
  • Jessie Zheng

    Investor Relations Director

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs

Board Members

  • Chi Zhang (55yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Jinmei He (49yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
  • Xiaochuan Wang (41yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 9.6yrs
  • Janice Lee (49yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Bin Gao (57yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Joanna Lu (48yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
  • Yu Yin (42yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Sogou Inc.
  • Ticker: SOGO
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$1.628b
  • Shares outstanding: 391.35m
  • Website: https://www.sogou.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Sogou Inc.
  • Sohu.com Internet Plaza
  • Level 15
  • Beijing
  • 100084
  • China

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SOGONYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesADR REPSTG AUSUSDNov 2017

Biography

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 P ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/22 00:43
End of Day Share Price2019/08/21 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.