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Pluralsight

Nasdaq:PS
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet with limited growth.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
PS
Nasdaq
$4B
Imp Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Software
Company description

Pluralsight, Inc. provides a technology skill development solutions worldwide. The last earnings update was 57 days ago. More info.


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PS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0.8%
NasdaqGS:PS
1%
US Software
0.8%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-
NasdaqGS:PS
25.3%
US Software
5.9%
US Market
PS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Pluralsight (PS) -0.8% 0.3% 9.7% - - -
US Software 1% 2.9% 15.8% 25.3% 107.7% 150.5%
US Market 0.8% 2.6% 10.6% 5.9% 37.7% 45.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
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Price Volatility
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

PS Value

 Is Pluralsight 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.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Pluralsight to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Pluralsight.

NasdaqGS:PS Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:PS
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Software Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.14
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.14 (1 + (1- 21%) (0.36%))
1.096
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.1
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.096 * 5.96%)
9.26%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:PS using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Pluralsight is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:PS DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.26%)
2019 5.00 Analyst x1 4.58
2020 49.00 Analyst x2 41.04
2021 83.40 Est @ 70.2% 63.93
2022 125.06 Est @ 49.96% 87.75
2023 169.82 Est @ 35.79% 109.05
2024 213.76 Est @ 25.87% 125.63
2025 254.22 Est @ 18.93% 136.74
2026 289.99 Est @ 14.07% 142.76
2027 320.92 Est @ 10.67% 144.59
2028 347.51 Est @ 8.29% 143.30
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $999.36
NasdaqGS:PS DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $347.51 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.26% – 2.73%)
$5,464.58
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $5,464.58 ÷ (1 + 9.26%)10
$2,253.34
NasdaqGS:PS Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $999.36 + $2,253.34
$3,252.70
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $3,252.70 / 136.04
$23.91
NasdaqGS:PS Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $23.91
Current discount Discount to share price of $31.80
= -1 x ($31.80 - $23.91) / $23.91
-33%

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

  • The current share price of Pluralsight is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
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 Pluralsight's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Pluralsight's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-0.65
NasdaqGS:PS Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-04-18) in USD $31.8
United States of America Software Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 82 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 55.7x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,078 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.23x

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

** Primary Listing of Pluralsight.

NasdaqGS:PS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:PS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 31.8 ÷ -0.65

-48.73x

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

  • Pluralsight is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Software industry average.
  • Pluralsight 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 Pluralsight's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -48.73x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts
-32.8%per year
United States of America Software Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 66 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 3.36x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,108 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*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 Pluralsight, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Pluralsight's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $1.56
NasdaqGS:PS Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-04-18) in USD $31.8
United States of America Software Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 218 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 5.84x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,172 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.93x
NasdaqGS:PS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:PS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 31.8 ÷ 1.56

20.44x

* Primary Listing of Pluralsight.

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

  • Pluralsight is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Software industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Pluralsight'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 Software 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 Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Pluralsight 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.

PS Future Performance

 How is Pluralsight expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 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
-32.8%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Pluralsight expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Pluralsight'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 Pluralsight'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.
  • Pluralsight's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:PS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts -32.8%
NasdaqGS:PS Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 8 Analysts 26.6%
United States of America Software Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.8%
United States of America Software Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.9%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7%

*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
NasdaqGS:PS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:PS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 567 2
2020-12-31 412 74 -91 7
2019-12-31 312 35 -113 8
NasdaqGS:PS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 232 -6 -41
2018-09-30 212 -16 -12
2018-06-30 194 -24 -66
2018-03-31 179 -28 -149
2017-12-31 167 -12 -160
2017-09-30 154 -9 -133
2016-12-31 132 4 -27

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Pluralsight is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Pluralsight'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
NasdaqGS:PS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Pluralsight Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:PS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 -0.64 -0.58 -0.73 4.00
2019-12-31 -0.82 -0.79 -0.88 5.00
NasdaqGS:PS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.65
2018-09-30 -0.20
2018-06-30 -1.05
2018-03-31 -2.89
2017-12-31 -3.34
2017-09-30 -2.76
2016-12-31 -0.57

*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.
  • Pluralsight is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Pluralsight'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.
Pluralsight 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.

PS Past Performance

  How has Pluralsight 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 Pluralsight's growth in the last year to its industry (Software).
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.
  • Pluralsight 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 Pluralsight's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Pluralsight's 1-year growth to the US Software industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Pluralsight'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 Pluralsight Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:PS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 232.03 -41.01 221.99 66.00
2018-09-30 212.18 -11.77 193.45 62.36
2018-06-30 193.91 -65.52 183.17 57.58
2018-03-31 179.23 -148.88 157.22 52.41
2017-12-31 166.82 -160.34 140.55 49.29
2017-09-30 153.70 -133.01 125.62 43.27
2016-12-31 131.84 -26.94 69.36 36.16

*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 Pluralsight has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Pluralsight has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Software industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Pluralsight 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 Pluralsight'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 Software 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.
Pluralsight 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.

PS Health

 How is Pluralsight'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 Pluralsight's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Pluralsight is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Pluralsight's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Pluralsight'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.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 16.9x debt.
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 Pluralsight Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NasdaqGS:PS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 208.59 15.78 194.31
2018-09-30 226.27 7.50 208.63
2018-06-30 239.87 7.51 213.65
2018-03-31 -58.11 142.99 32.36
2017-12-31 -39.31 123.55 28.27
2017-09-30 -11.54 122.79 31.49
2016-12-31 34.74 91.60 19.40
  • Pluralsight's level of debt (7.6%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • Unable to establish if Pluralsight's debt level has increased without past 5-year debt data.
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.

  • Pluralsight has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Pluralsight has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 37.3% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Pluralsight'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. Pluralsight has a total score of 5/6, 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.

PS Dividends

 What is Pluralsight'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 Pluralsight dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Pluralsight 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 Pluralsight's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Pluralsight'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
NasdaqGS:PS 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 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Software Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 23 Stocks 1.5%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2009 Stocks 2.4%
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 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

NasdaqGS:PS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 0.00 1.00
2019-12-31 0.00 1.00

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Pluralsight has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Pluralsight's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Pluralsight's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Pluralsight has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Pluralsight's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Pluralsight'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 Pluralsight afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Pluralsight 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.

PS Management

 What is the CEO of Pluralsight'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
Aaron Skonnard
COMPENSATION $12,951,975
AGE 45
TENURE AS CEO 9.5 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Aaron Skonnard is a Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Pluralsight, Inc. since 2004, October 2009 and December 2017. He is a Co-Founder of Pluralsight LLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Skonnard has spent years developing course materials and teaching professional developers throughout the world. He has presented at many popular developer conferences like PDC, TechEd and VSLive! Microsoft recognized him as an MVP in the Connected Systems developer community for eight years. Mr. Skonnard has authored numerous Pluralsight courses in the areas of Azure (cloud computing), WCF, Web services, XML and BizTalk Server. Over the years, he has written numerous articles, whitepapers and books and he's a contributing editor with MSDN Magazine where he authored The XML Files and Service Station columns for years. He has written numerous books, articles and whitepapers including the Essential XML Quick Reference (Addison Wesley, 2001), Essential XML (Addison Wesley, 2000), and his popular columns in MSDN Magazine.

CEO Compensation
  • Aaron's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Aaron's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Pluralsight management team in years:

2.8
Average Tenure
49
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Pluralsight management team is about average.
Management Team

Aaron Skonnard

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$13M
AGE
45
TENURE
9.5 yrs

Frederick Onion

TITLE
Co-Founder & Director
AGE
49
TENURE
15.3 yrs

James Budge

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
51
TENURE
2 yrs

Joe DiBartolomeo

TITLE
Chief Revenue Officer
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
56
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Brandon Peay

TITLE
Chief Strategy & Operations Officer
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Mark McReynolds

TITLE
Director of Investor Relations

Matthew Forkner

TITLE
General Counsel & Secretary

D. Anderson

TITLE
Vice President of Communications

Nate Walkingshaw

TITLE
Chief Experience Officer
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
40
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Sean Farrington

TITLE
Senior VP of Sales in Europe
TENURE
0.8 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Pluralsight board of directors in years:

1.3
Average Tenure
53
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Pluralsight board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Frederick Onion

TITLE
Co-Founder & Director
AGE
49
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Gary Crittenden

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$940K
AGE
65

Aaron Skonnard

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$13M
AGE
45
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Tim Maudlin

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$940K
AGE
67
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Brad Rencher

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$940K
AGE
44
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Arne Duncan

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
53
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Ryan Hinkle

TITLE
Director
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Karenann Terrell

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
56
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Scott Dorsey

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
50
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Leah Johnson

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$221K
AGE
55
TENURE
0.5 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Pluralsight insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
03. Apr 19 Sell Nate Walkingshaw Individual 02. Apr 19 02. Apr 19 -5,163 $31.09 $-160,500
13. Mar 19 Sell Joseph DiBartolomeo Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -60,000 $28.37 $-1,702,350
13. Mar 19 Sell James Budge Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -177,854 $28.37 $-5,046,163
13. Mar 19 Sell Nate Walkingshaw Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -70,000 $28.37 $-1,986,075
13. Mar 19 Sell Frederick Onion Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -1,000,000 $28.37 $-28,372,500
13. Mar 19 Sell Arne Duncan Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -30,000 $28.37 $-851,175
13. Mar 19 Sell Aaron Skonnard Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -480,618 $28.37 $-13,636,334
13. Mar 19 Sell Bradley Rencher Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -42,500 $28.37 $-1,205,831
13. Mar 19 Sell Scott Dorsey Individual 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -47,492 $28.37 $-1,347,467
12. Mar 19 Sell Insight Venture Partners LLC Company 11. Mar 19 11. Mar 19 -11,650,000 $28.37 $-330,539,625
26. Feb 19 Sell Joseph DiBartolomeo Individual 22. Feb 19 22. Feb 19 -2,718 $29.66 $-80,617
26. Feb 19 Sell James Budge Individual 22. Feb 19 22. Feb 19 -6,206 $29.66 $-184,072
26. Feb 19 Sell Nate Walkingshaw Individual 22. Feb 19 22. Feb 19 -2,644 $29.66 $-78,422
21. Feb 19 Sell Frederick Onion Individual 15. Feb 19 15. Feb 19 -30,000 $30.87 $-903,640
18. Dec 18 Sell Frederick Onion Individual 14. Dec 18 14. Dec 18 -387,600 $23.89 $-9,257,826
07. Dec 18 Buy James Budge Individual 06. Dec 18 06. Dec 18 750 $23.29 $17,468
24. May 18 Buy ICONIQ Capital, LLC Company 21. May 18 21. May 18 1,000,000 $15.00 $15,000,000
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Management checks
We assess Pluralsight'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. Pluralsight 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.

PS News

Simply Wall St News

How Many Insiders Sold Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ:PS) Shares?

So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Pluralsight, Inc. … As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.'. … That means that even when the share price was below the current price of US$29.60, an insider wanted to cash in some shares.

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Why Pluralsight Inc (NASDAQ:PS) Is A Financially Healthy Company

Mid-caps stocks, like Pluralsight Inc (NASDAQ:PS) with a market capitalization of US$3.5b, aren’t the focus of most investors who prefer to direct their investments towards either large-cap or small-cap stocks. … Surprisingly though, when accounted for risk, mid-caps have delivered better returns compared to the two other categories of stocks. … Today we will look at PS’s financial liquidity and debt levels, which are strong indicators for whether the company can weather economic downturns or fund strategic acquisitions for future growth.

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Is Pluralsight Inc (NASDAQ:PS) As Strong As Its Balance Sheet Indicates?

Mid-caps stocks, like Pluralsight Inc (NASDAQ:PS) with a market capitalization of US$4.36b, aren’t the focus of most investors who prefer to direct their investments towards either large-cap or small-cap stocks. … Today we will look at PS’s financial liquidity and debt levels, which are strong indicators for whether the company can weather economic downturns or fund strategic acquisitions for future growth. … Remember this is a very top-level look that focuses exclusively on financial health, so I recommend a deeper analysis.

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Why Pluralsight Inc's (NASDAQ:PS) Investor Composition Impacts Your Returns

Insider Ownership Another important group of shareholders are company insiders. … General Public Ownership The general public holds a substantial 28.41% stake in PS, making it a highly popular stock among retail investors. … With this size of ownership, retail investors can collectively play a role in major company policies that affect shareholders returns, including executive remuneration and the appointment of directors.

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Pluralsight Inc's (NASDAQ:PS): From Cash To Ash?

NasdaqGS:PS Income Statement May 18th 18 When will Pluralsight need to raise more cash? … Not surprisingly, if Pluralsight continues to ramp up expenditure at this rate for the upcoming year, it’ll likely need to come to market within the next few months, given the its current level of cash reserves. … The cash burn analysis result indicates a cash constraint for the company, due to its high opex growth and its level of cash reserves.

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PS Company Info

Description

Pluralsight, Inc. provides a technology skill development solutions worldwide. Its cloud-based technology skills platform offers a range of tools, including skill and role assessment tool, which uses machine learning and advanced algorithms to measure a user’s skills, benchmark that user against others in the industry, and recommend opportunities for growth; and Course Library that include a digital ecosystem of thousands of on-demand courses across a range of technology subject areas, such as cloud, mobile, security, IT, and data. The company’s platform also provides Learning Paths that are personalized to take users through a set of courses designed to help them master a particular subject area based on either an assessment or a user’s goals; and business analytics tools, which enable business customers to evaluate the technology skills of their teams, align learning to key business objectives, determine the usage of platform, examine trends in skill development, and quantify the impact of platform on their business. It serves businesses and individuals. Pluralsight, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Farmington, Utah.

Details
Name: Pluralsight, Inc.
PS
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 2004
$4,398,215,778
$2,366,467,278
136,041,317
Website: http://www.pluralsight.com
Address: Pluralsight, Inc.
182 North Union Avenue,
Farmington,
Utah, 84025,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS PS Class A Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 17. May 2018
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,100
Pluralsight employees.
Industry
Application Software
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/19 00:57
End of day share price update: 2019/04/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/11
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/21
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
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.