NYSE:SOGO

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Market Cap

US$3.4b

Last Updated

2021/08/04 23:16 UTC

Data Sources

Company Financials +

Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with limited growth.


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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

Stable Share Price: SOGO is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SOGO's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.6%

SOGO

0.2%

US Interactive Media and Services

0.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

1.4%

SOGO

64.9%

US Interactive Media and Services

34.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: SOGO underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 64.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SOGO underperformed the US Market which returned 34.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SOGOIndustryMarket
7 Day0.6%0.2%0.9%
30 Day1.7%3.4%0.2%
90 Day4.1%13.4%4.7%
1 Year1.4%1.4%65.3%64.9%36.8%34.7%
3 Year-2.1%-2.1%95.7%95.5%62.5%52.4%
5 Yearn/a192.6%192.1%123.1%98.4%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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

3.37x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SOGO's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SOGO's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SOGO's PB Ratio (3.4x) is in line with the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.


Future Growth

How is Sogou forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

29.7%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if SOGO's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if SOGO's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SOGO's revenue (29.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SOGO's revenue (29.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if SOGO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Sogou performed over the past 5 years?

-28.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SOGO is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SOGO is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SOGO is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 28.4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SOGO is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Interactive Media and Services industry (65.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SOGO has a negative Return on Equity (-4.13%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Sogou's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SOGO's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($345.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: SOGO's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($8.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SOGO is debt free.

Reducing Debt: SOGO has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SOGO has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: SOGO has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Next Steps

Management

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

5.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Xiaochuan Wang (43 yo)

11.58yrs

Tenure

Mr. Xiaochuan Wang served as an Independent Director at Sunlands Technology Group (formerly known as Sunlands Online Education Group) since March 2018 until March 24, 2021. He serves as Chief Executive Off...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Insufficient data to establish whether Xiaochuan's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the US market.

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Xiaochuan's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SOGO's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: SOGO's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

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$3.417b
  • Shares outstanding: 387.84m
  • Website: https://www.sogou.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings


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 Analysis2021/08/04 23:16
End of Day Share Price2021/08/04 00:00
Earnings2021/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.