Spark Networks SE operates online dating sites and mobile applications.
Reasonable growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Spark Networks's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LOV's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Interactive Media and Services
1 Year Return
US Interactive Media and Services
Return vs Industry: LOV underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 30.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LOV underperformed the US Market which returned 16.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Spark Networks's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StIf You Had Bought Spark Networks' (NYSEMKT:LOV) Shares A Year Ago You Would Be Down 38%
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs Spark Networks (NYSEMKT:LOV) Using Debt In A Risky Way?
3 months ago | Simply Wall StOne Analyst Just Downgraded Their Spark Networks SE (NYSEMKT:LOV) Forecasts
Is Spark Networks undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LOV ($5.47) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($0.87)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LOV is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LOV is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
PE vs Market: LOV 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 LOV's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LOV is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (2.2x).
How is Spark Networks forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LOV is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: LOV is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: LOV's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LOV's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LOV's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LOV's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.8%).
How has Spark Networks performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LOV is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: LOV is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LOV is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 64.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LOV's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: LOV is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Interactive Media and Services industry (-36.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LOV has a negative Return on Equity (-10.68%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Spark Networks's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LOV's short term assets (€27.7M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€93.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: LOV's short term assets (€27.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities (€96.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LOV's debt to equity ratio (67.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if LOV's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable LOV has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: LOV is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 24.4% per year.
What is Spark Networks's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LOV's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LOV'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 LOV's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LOV'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 LOV's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Eric Eichmann (53 yo)
Mr. Eric Eichmann serves as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Spark Networks, Inc. since November 18, 2019. Mr. Eichmann serves as Chief Executive Officer at Spark Networks SE since November ...
|MD, CEO & Director||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|MD & CFO||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Chief Technology Officer||3.58yrs||no data||no data|
|MD & General Counsel||1.75yrs||no data||0.0042% |
|Chief Commercial Officer||0.58yr||no data||no data|
|Corporate Controller||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LOV's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|MD, CEO & Director||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director of the Board||2.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of the Board||2.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of the Board||0.58yr||no data||no data|
|Director of the Board||2.75yrs||no data||0.098% |
|Chairman of the Board||no data||no data||no data|
|Director of the Board||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: LOV's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Spark Networks SE's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Spark Networks SE
- Ticker: LOV
- Exchange: AMEX
- Industry: Interactive Media and Services
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$142.531m
- Shares outstanding: 26.06m
- Website: https://www.spark.net
Number of Employees
- Spark Networks SE
- Kohlfurter Strasse 41/43
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LOV||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||SPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Nov 2017|
Spark Networks SE operates online dating sites and mobile applications. It focuses on catering professionals and highly educated singles with serious relationship intentions in North America and other inte ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/08 23:35|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/07 00:00|
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.