AMEX:LOV

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Spark Networks SE operates online dating sites and mobile applications.

Snowflake

Fundamentals

Reasonable growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.

Risks

  • Spark Networks has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
  • Spark Networks is covered by less than 3 analysts.

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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-7.8%

AMEX:LOV

2.4%

US Interactive Media and Services

0.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

-45.9%

AMEX:LOV

-2.4%

US Interactive Media and Services

-0.7%

US Market

LOV underperformed the Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -0.9% over the past year.

LOV underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 0.3% over the past year.


Share holder returns

LOVIndustryMarket
7 Day-7.8%2.4%0.2%
30 Day-23.3%-1.4%-2.7%
90 Day-43.3%2.7%1.6%
1 Year-45.9%-45.9%-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 Spark Networks's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

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

4.21x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

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

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


Price Based on Earnings

Spark Networks is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.

Spark Networks is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Spark Networks, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Spark Networks is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Spark Networks expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

37.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Spark Networks's revenue is expected to grow by 15.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

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

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

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

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


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Spark Networks will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has Spark Networks performed over the past 5 years?

44.3%

Last years earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Spark Networks does not make a profit and there is insufficient past data to establish if their 5 year on year earnings growth rate was positive.

Unable to compare Spark Networks's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.

Unable to compare Spark Networks's 1-year growth to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.


Return on Equity

It is difficult to establish if Spark Networks has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.


Return on Assets

It is difficult to establish if Spark Networks has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.


Return on Capital Employed

It is difficult to establish if Spark Networks improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.


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Financial Health

How is Spark Networks's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Spark Networks's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Spark Networks's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Spark Networks's level of debt (62.5%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

Unable to establish if Spark Networks's debt level has increased without past 5-year debt data.


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.5x debt.


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.

Whilst loss making Spark Networks has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains the current positive free cash flow level.

Whilst loss making Spark Networks has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 42.7% per year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Spark Networks's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Spark Networks's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Spark Networks has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Spark Networks's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Spark Networks has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

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

2.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jeronimo Folgueira (37yo)

3.8yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. Jeronimo Folgueira has been Managing Director and Director at Spark Networks SE since November 2017. Mr. Folgueira serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Spark Networks, Inc. and has been it ...


Management Age and Tenure

2.6yrs

Average Tenure

38yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Spark Networks management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

1.5yrs

Average Tenure

45yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Spark Networks 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

  • Rob O'Hare (38yo)

    MD & CFO

    • Tenure: 4.4yrs
  • Jeronimo Folgueira (37yo)

    MD, CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
  • Benjamin Hoskins (45yo)

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Tenure: 2.6yrs
  • Luciana Telles

    Chief Marketing Officer

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • Gitte Bendzulla

    MD & General Counsel

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
  • Cristina Ceballos

    Corporate Controller

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs

Board Members

  • Colleen Brown (60yo)

    Member of Administrative Board

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
  • Steve McArthur (52yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0.1yrs
  • Axel Hefer (42yo)

    Member of Administrative Board

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
  • Brad Goldberg (49yo)

    Vice Chairman of Administrative Board

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • David Khalil (37yo)

    Chairman of Administrative Board

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Hermione McKee (37yo)

    Member of Administrative Board

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
  • Jeronimo Folgueira (37yo)

    MD, CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
  • Cheryl Law (48yo)

    Member of Administrative Board

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs

Company Information

Spark Networks SE's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Spark Networks SE
  • Ticker: LOV
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$181.552m
  • Shares outstanding: 26.01m
  • Website: https://www.spark.net

Number of Employees


Location

  • Spark Networks SE
  • Kohlfurter Strasse 41/43
  • Berlin
  • Berlin
  • 10999
  • Germany

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LOVAMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)YesSPONSORED ADRUSUSDNov 2017

Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/21 01:18
End of Day Share Price2019/08/20 00:00
Earnings2018/12/31
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.