NYSE:YALA

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Executive Summary

Yalla Group Limited operates a voice-centric social networking and entertainment platform under the Yalla name primarily in the Middle East and North Africa region. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Exceptional growth potential with flawless balance sheet.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: YALA is more volatile than 90% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 16% a week.

Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine YALA's volatility change over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

13.9%

YALA

1.0%

US Interactive Media and Services

2.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

n/a

YALA

36.9%

US Interactive Media and Services

19.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how YALA performed against the US Interactive Media and Services industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how YALA performed against the US Market.


Shareholder returns

YALAIndustryMarket
7 Day13.9%1.0%2.1%
30 Day23.2%5.0%8.1%
90 Dayn/a4.0%6.0%
1 Yearn/a36.9%36.9%22.5%19.8%
3 Yearn/a56.7%56.6%46.5%36.8%
5 Yearn/a124.2%123.7%96.9%75.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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

3.79x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: YALA ($10.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($6.4)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: YALA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (3.2x).


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Future Growth

How is Yalla Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

125.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

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

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

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

Revenue vs Market: YALA's revenue (49.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: YALA's revenue (49.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: YALA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (30.3%)


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Past Performance

How has Yalla Group performed over the past 5 years?

-248.8%

Last years earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: YALA is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: YALA is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Unable to establish if YALA's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years as it has been trading publicly for less than 3 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: YALA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Interactive Media and Services industry (5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: YALA has a negative Return on Equity (1.22%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Yalla Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: YALA's short term assets ($223.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($19.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: YALA has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: YALA is debt free.

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

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

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


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Yalla Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if YALA'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 YALA'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?

0.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Tao Yang (43 yo)

4.83yrs

Tenure

Mr. Tao Yang has been the Chairman of Yalla Group Limited since February 2018 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 2016. Prior to founding Yalla Group, Mr. Yang served as a manager of ZIC...


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Tao Yang
Chairman & CEO4.83yrsno data42.68%
$ 645.0m
Saifi Ismail
Director & President0.25yrno datano data
Jianfeng Xu
Director & COO2.5yrsno data8.49%
$ 128.3m
Osman Sultan
Independent Director0.17yrno datano data
David Cui
Independent Director0.17yrno datano data

0.3yrs

Average Tenure

43yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: YALA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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: YALA only recently listed within the past 12 months.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Yalla Group Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Yalla Group Limited
  • Ticker: YALA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2018
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$1.511b
  • Shares outstanding: 143.93m
  • Website: https://www.yallatech.ae

Number of Employees


Location

  • Yalla Group Limited
  • Building 16
  • Suite 238
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
YALANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesADSUSUSDSep 2020

Biography

Yalla Group Limited operates a voice-centric social networking and entertainment platform under the Yalla name primarily in the Middle East and North Africa region. The company was formerly known as FYXTec...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/27 00:10
End of Day Share Price2020/11/25 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.