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Sequans Communications

NYSE:SQNS
Snowflake Description

Limited growth with worrying balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SQNS
NYSE
$96M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Semiconductors
Company description

Sequans Communications S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in fabless designing, developing, and supplying 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for wireless broadband and Internet of Things applications. The last earnings update was 14 days ago. More info.


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SQNS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.9%
NYSE:SQNS
-5.1%
US Semiconductor
0.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-49.2%
NYSE:SQNS
-8.9%
US Semiconductor
2.9%
US Market
SQNS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Sequans Communications (SQNS) -1.9% -12.2% -8.2% -49.2% -56.1% -43.9%
US Semiconductor -5.1% -13.7% -0.9% -8.9% 71.8% 91.4%
US Market 0.2% -1.6% 2.4% 2.9% 36.1% 41%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • SQNS underperformed the Semiconductor industry which returned -8.9% over the past year.
  • SQNS underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 2.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
SQNS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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SQNS Value

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

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.

In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Sequans Communications is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Sequans Communications has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis. You can see them here.

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INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Sequans Communications. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $1.01.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Sequans Communications's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Sequans Communications's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:SQNS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-0.39
NYSE:SQNS Share Price ** NYSE (2019-05-22) in USD $1.01
United States of America Semiconductor Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 69 Publicly-Listed Semiconductor Companies 20.23x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,085 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.79x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Sequans Communications.

NYSE:SQNS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:SQNS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 1.01 ÷ -0.39

-2.62x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sequans Communications is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Semiconductor industry average.
  • Sequans Communications is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Sequans Communications's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:SQNS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -2.62x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts
52.5%per year
United States of America Semiconductor Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 63 Publicly-Listed Semiconductor Companies 0.89x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,123 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.54x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Sequans Communications, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Sequans Communications's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:SQNS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-0.06
NYSE:SQNS Share Price * NYSE (2019-05-22) in USD $1.01
United States of America Semiconductor Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 107 Publicly-Listed Semiconductor Companies 2.5x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,201 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.84x
NYSE:SQNS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:SQNS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 1.01 ÷ -0.06

-18.27x

* Primary Listing of Sequans Communications.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sequans Communications has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the US Semiconductor industry average.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of SQNS’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  2. When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Sequans Communications's regulatory filings and announcements.
  3. Show me more potentially undervalued companies in the Semiconductor industry
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Value checks
We assess Sequans Communications's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Semiconductor industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Semiconductor industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Sequans Communications has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SQNS Future Performance

 How is Sequans Communications expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
52.5%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Sequans Communications expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Sequans Communications's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Sequans Communications's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Sequans Communications's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:SQNS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:SQNS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts 52.5%
NYSE:SQNS Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 4 Analysts 52.5%
United States of America Semiconductor Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 16.1%
United States of America Semiconductor Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.9%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.7%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:SQNS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:SQNS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 74 -13 4
2019-12-31 41 -28 4
NYSE:SQNS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 36 -21 -37
2018-12-31 40 -23 -36
2018-09-30 45 -24 -34
2018-06-30 47 -28 -31
2018-03-31 47 -25 -29
2017-12-31 48 -29 -26
2017-09-30 51 -25 -24
2017-06-30 52 -29 -22
2017-03-31 49 -29 -21
2016-12-31 46 -16 -25
2016-09-30 42 -12 -29
2016-06-30 39 -5 -27

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Sequans Communications is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Sequans Communications's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:SQNS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Sequans Communications Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:SQNS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 -0.14 -0.08 -0.21 4.00
2019-12-31 -0.30 -0.27 -0.32 4.00
NYSE:SQNS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 -0.39
2018-12-31 -0.39
2018-09-30 -0.38
2018-06-30 -0.36
2018-03-31 -0.36
2017-12-31 -0.34
2017-09-30 -0.31
2017-06-30 -0.31
2017-03-31 -0.31
2016-12-31 -0.39
2016-09-30 -0.49
2016-06-30 -0.45

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Sequans Communications will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Sequans Communications's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Sequans Communications has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SQNS Past Performance

  How has Sequans Communications performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Sequans Communications's growth in the last year to its industry (Semiconductor).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Sequans Communications does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Sequans Communications's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Sequans Communications's 1-year growth to the US Semiconductor industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Sequans Communications's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Sequans Communications Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:SQNS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 36.05 -36.51 19.17 26.55
2018-12-31 40.25 -36.22 19.50 27.91
2018-09-30 45.49 -34.40 18.39 27.41
2018-06-30 46.51 -31.41 17.41 27.43
2018-03-31 47.07 -29.31 16.01 26.53
2017-12-31 48.26 -26.16 15.46 25.20
2017-09-30 50.90 -23.89 14.98 25.54
2017-06-30 52.06 -22.09 14.56 25.17
2017-03-31 48.72 -21.16 14.42 25.80
2016-12-31 45.58 -24.79 13.39 26.33
2016-09-30 42.50 -29.27 12.57 26.76
2016-06-30 39.40 -26.58 11.71 25.89
2016-03-31 37.01 -28.58 11.09 25.14
2015-12-31 32.53 -27.40 11.41 25.31
2015-09-30 28.23 -26.59 11.32 25.15
2015-06-30 25.33 -32.29 11.70 27.23
2015-03-31 22.91 -33.91 12.32 28.61
2014-12-31 22.60 -34.12 12.25 28.63
2014-09-30 21.02 -33.41 12.06 29.30
2014-06-30 18.64 -34.04 11.60 29.03
2014-03-31 15.91 -34.44 11.29 28.76
2013-12-31 13.71 -35.59 11.62 28.36
2013-09-30 12.05 -37.20 11.70 28.40
2013-06-30 15.76 -34.17 12.59 27.49
2013-03-31 20.45 -33.39 13.78 27.90
2012-12-31 22.25 -32.98 14.66 28.37
2012-09-30 30.41 -28.70 17.08 26.79
2012-06-30 48.86 -19.73 19.43 26.87

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sequans Communications has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sequans Communications has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sequans Communications 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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Past performance checks
We assess Sequans Communications's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Semiconductor industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Sequans Communications has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SQNS Health

 How is Sequans Communications's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Sequans Communications's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Sequans Communications is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Sequans Communications's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Sequans Communications's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Sequans Communications has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Sequans Communications Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NYSE:SQNS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 -5.24 43.80 7.56
2018-12-31 -5.02 43.93 12.09
2018-09-30 3.84 26.26 5.18
2018-06-30 9.09 27.39 7.02
2018-03-31 16.69 23.40 14.99
2017-12-31 4.15 26.43 3.30
2017-09-30 7.48 26.69 13.33
2017-06-30 14.02 25.43 19.47
2017-03-31 4.00 29.08 14.51
2016-12-31 8.86 25.83 20.55
2016-09-30 13.30 21.11 24.65
2016-06-30 -4.57 16.75 7.47
2016-03-31 -10.01 11.01 6.46
2015-12-31 -1.25 17.32 8.68
2015-09-30 8.20 12.73 11.56
2015-06-30 10.51 11.94 12.99
2015-03-31 17.26 1.63 7.73
2014-12-31 25.12 2.34 12.49
2014-09-30 34.67 2.95 16.87
2014-06-30 42.45 0.37 22.11
2014-03-31 51.06 0.44 27.86
2013-12-31 58.93 0.50 37.24
2013-09-30 42.78 0.55 14.95
2013-06-30 51.12 0.59 24.91
2013-03-31 59.91 0.64 33.98
2012-12-31 55.47 0.37 28.75
2012-09-30 64.87 0.38 36.43
2012-06-30 69.41 0.00 40.66
  • Sequans Communications has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.
  • Irrelevant to check if Sequans Communications's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.
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.

  • Sequans Communications has less than a year of cash runway based on current free cash flow.
  • Sequans Communications has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 23.2% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Sequans Communications's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Sequans Communications has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SQNS Dividends

 What is Sequans Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Sequans Communications dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Sequans Communications shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Sequans Communications's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Sequans Communications's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:SQNS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Semiconductor Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 32 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2005 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:SQNS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Sequans Communications has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Sequans Communications's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Sequans Communications's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Sequans Communications 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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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Sequans Communications's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Sequans Communications afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Sequans Communications has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SQNS Management

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

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Georges Karam
COMPENSATION $0
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 16.3 years
CEO Bio

Dr. Georges Karam founded Sequans Communications S.A. in 2003 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2003. Dr. Karam serves as the President of Sequans Communications S.A. Dr. Karam served as Vice President of Cable Access of Juniper Networks running the cable product (Engineering and Product Marketing) and was responsible for the cable sales launch in EMEA. Dr. Karam joined Juniper through the acquisition of Pacific Broadband Communications (PBC), where he served as Vice President of Engineering and General Manager, Europe and was the 1st key Executive to join Juniper and drive it to success. Previously, Dr. Karam served in various Senior Management and Management positions of Alcatel, SAGEM and Philips. He has been Chairman of the Board at Sequans Communications, S.A. since 2003. He served as a Director at Alchemy Creative, Inc. Dr. Karam is a Senior Member of IEEE and has numerous publications and holds several patents in the field of Digital Communications. Dr. Karam holds a PhD from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Georges to compare compensation growth.
  • Georges's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sequans Communications management team in years:

5.8
Average Tenure
54
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sequans Communications management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Georges Karam

TITLE
Chairman
AGE
56
TENURE
16.3 yrs

Bertrand Debray

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer
AGE
53
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Deborah Choate

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
AGE
54
TENURE
11.8 yrs

Didier Dutronc

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer
AGE
58
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Nick Taluja

TITLE
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
AGE
46
TENURE
2.7 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sequans Communications board of directors in years:

12.5
Average Tenure
55.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sequans Communications board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Georges Karam

TITLE
Chairman
AGE
56
TENURE
16.3 yrs

Zvi Slonimsky

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
68
TENURE
12.5 yrs

Hubert de Pesquidoux

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
52
TENURE
8.2 yrs

Yves Maitre

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
AGE
55

Dominique Pitteloud

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
56
TENURE
14.3 yrs

Hikmet Sari

TITLE
Member of Technical Advisory Board

Ezio Biglieri

TITLE
Member of Technical Advisory Board

Andrea Goldsmith

TITLE
Member of Technical Advisory Board
AGE
54

Denis Berlan

TITLE
Member of Technical Advisory Board
AGE
68

Alok Sharma

TITLE
Director
AGE
53
TENURE
8.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
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Management checks
We assess Sequans Communications's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Sequans Communications has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SQNS News

Simply Wall St News

What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Sequans Communications SA's (NYSE:SQNS) Shareholder Register?

The big shareholder groups in Sequans Communications SA (NYSE:SQNS) have power over the company. … With a market capitalization of US$127m, Sequans Communications is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. … See our latest analysis for Sequans Communications

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What You Must Know About Sequans Communications SA's (NYSE:SQNS) Financial Strength

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Sequans Communications SA (NYSE:SQNS), with a market cap of US$185.13m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … in particular ones that run negative earnings,

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Sequans Communications SA's (NYSE:SQNS) Path To Profitability

Sequans Communications SA's (NYSE:SQNS):. … Sequans Communications S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in fabless designing, developing, and supplying 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for wireless broadband and Internet of Things applications. … With the latest financial year loss of -US$26.16m and a trailing-twelve month of -US$29.30m, the US$190.80m market-cap amplifies its loss by moving further away from its breakeven target.

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Is It The Right Time To Buy Sequans Communications SA (NYSE:SQNS)?

Sequans Communications SA (NYSE:SQNS), a semiconductor company based in France,. … Let’s examine Sequans Communications’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity? … What does the future of Sequans Communications look like?

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Should Sequans Communications SA.'s (NYSE:SQNS) Recent Earnings Decline Worry You?

In this article, I will take a look at Sequans Communications SA.'s (NYSE:SQNS) most recent earnings update (31 December 2017) and compare these latest figures against its performance over the past few years, along with how the rest of SQNS's industry performed. … Check out our latest analysis for Sequans Communications Was SQNS's recent earnings decline indicative of a tough track record? … For Sequans Communications, its most recent earnings (trailing twelve month) is -US$26.16M, which, in comparison to last year’s level, has become more negative.

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What You Must Know About Sequans Communications SA.'s (NYSE:SQNS) Financial Strength

With this debt payback, the current cash and short-term investment levels stands at US$3.30M , ready to deploy into the business. … Moving onto cash from operations, its trivial cash flows from operations make the cash-to-debt ratio less useful to us, though these low levels of cash means that operational efficiency is worth a look. … Maintaining a high level of debt, while revenues are still below costs, can be dangerous as liquidity tends to dry up in unexpected downturns.Next Steps: SQNS’s cash flow coverage indicates it could improve its operating efficiency in order to meet demand for debt repayments should unforeseen events arise.

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Is There Now An Opportunity In Sequans Communications SA (NYSE:SQNS)?

Sequans Communications SA (NYSE:SQNS), a semiconductors and semiconductor equipment company based in France, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. … Since Sequans Communications’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. … However, the positive outlook is encouraging for Sequans Communications, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

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Does Sequans Communications SA's (SQNS) Debt Level Pose A Serious Problem?

We can test the impact of these adverse events by looking at whether cash from its current operations can pay back its current debt obligations. … Last year, SQNS’s operating cash flow was -0.95x its current debt. … At its current level of cash flow coverage, SQNS has room for improvement to better cushion for events which may require debt repayment.

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SQNS Company Info

Description

Sequans Communications S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in fabless designing, developing, and supplying 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for wireless broadband and Internet of Things applications. Its solutions incorporate baseband processor and radio frequency (RF) transceiver integrated circuits along with proprietary signal processing techniques, algorithms, and software stacks. The company offers baseband solutions used to encode and decode data based on 4G protocols that serve as the wireless processing platform for a 4G device; RF transceivers used to transmit and receive wireless transmissions; and system-on-chip solutions that integrate the baseband and RF transceiver functions. Its solutions serves as the wireless communications platform in various devices, including USB dongles; portable routers; embedded wireless modems for computing and multimedia devices; and customer-premises equipment, such as fixed wireless broadband access modems, routers, and residential gateways. The company's solutions also provide connectivity for industrial devices in transportation, security, asset tracking, retail, smart energy, smart city, agriculture, healthcare, and other applications. It serves OEMs, ODMs, contract manufacturers, or system integrators, as well as distributors who provide customer communications, logistics, and support functions. The company operates in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America. Sequans Communications S.A. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Details
Name: Sequans Communications S.A.
SQNS
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 2003
$95,736,613
94,788,726
Website: http://www.sequans.com
Address: Sequans Communications S.A.
Portes de la Défense,
15-55, Boulevard Charles de Gaulle,
Paris,
Ile-de-France, 92700,
France
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE SQNS SPONSORED ADS New York Stock Exchange US USD 15. Apr 2011
DB 6SQA SPONSORED ADS Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 15. Apr 2011
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
227
Sequans Communications employees.
Industry
Semiconductors
Semiconductors
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/23 06:01
End of day share price update: 2019/05/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/10
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/09
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.