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YALA

Yalla GroupNYSE:YALA Stock Report

Market Cap

US$1.1b

7D

-8.2%

1Y

n/a

Updated

26 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
YALA fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth6/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

YALA Overview

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.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Yalla Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$7.66
52 Week HighUS$6.26
52 Week LowUS$41.35
Beta0
1 Month Change-22.55%
3 Month Change-61.70%
1 Year Changen/a
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO9.43%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

YALAUS Interactive Media and ServicesUS Market
7D-8.2%-0.09%0.1%
1Yn/a70.1%35.3%

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.

Price Volatility

Is YALA's price volatile compared to industry and market?
YALA volatility
YALA Beta0
Industry Beta1.12
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: YALA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.

Volatility Over Time: YALA's weekly volatility has decreased from 17% to 10% over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2016374Tao Yanghttps://www.yallatech.ae

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’s platform sells virtual items, as well as provides upgrade services. It also offers group chatting and games services.

Yalla Group Fundamentals Summary


Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
YALA income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$216.44m
Cost of RevenueUS$91.84m
Gross ProfitUS$124.60m
ExpensesUS$108.91m
EarningsUS$15.69m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.11
Gross Margin57.57%
Net Profit Margin7.25%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.0%

How did YALA perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: YALA ($7.66) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($55.28)

Significantly Below Fair Value: YALA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: YALA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (70.3x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (41.3x).

PE vs Market: YALA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (70.3x) compared to the US market (17.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: YALA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: YALA is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (3.9x).


Future Growth

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

65.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: YALA's forecast earnings growth (65% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: YALA's earnings (65% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: YALA's revenue (38.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: YALA's revenue (38.7% 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 very high in 3 years time (47.7%).


Past Performance

How has Yalla Group performed over the past 5 years?

-34.5%

Last years earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: YALA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: YALA's current net profit margins (7.2%) are lower than last year (26.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if YALA's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: YALA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: YALA had negative earnings growth (-34.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Interactive Media and Services industry average (-5.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: YALA's Return on Equity (5.6%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Yalla Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: YALA's short term assets ($322.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($32.7M).

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


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.


Next Steps

Management

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

1.0yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Tao Yang (43 yo)

5.67yrs

Tenure

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


Board Members

Experienced Board: YALA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1 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 employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Yalla Group Limited
  • Ticker: YALA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2016
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$1.103b
  • Shares outstanding: 143.93m
  • Website: https://www.yallatech.ae

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/26 22:22
End of Day Share Price2021/09/24 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
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.