NasdaqGS:PS

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Pluralsight, Inc. provides a technology skill development solutions worldwide.

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Fundamentals

Good value with limited growth.

Risks

  • Pluralsight has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-4.9%

NasdaqGS:PS

-1.3%

US Software

0.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

-51.2%

NasdaqGS:PS

19.3%

US Software

0.3%

US Market

PS underperformed the Software industry which returned 18.3% over the past year.

PS underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -0.5% over the past year.


Share holder returns

PSIndustryMarket
7 Day-4.9%-1.3%0.9%
30 Day-46.7%-2.8%-1.9%
90 Day-53.0%2.3%1.6%
1 Year-51.2%-51.2%20.9%19.3%2.6%0.3%
3 Yearn/a116.9%108.3%41.0%31.8%
5 Yearn/a163.4%144.3%55.2%38.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Pluralsight's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

>50%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Pluralsight's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).

Pluralsight's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Pluralsight is good value based on earnings compared to the US Software industry average.

Pluralsight is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Pluralsight earnings are not expected to grow next year, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Pluralsight is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Software industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Pluralsight expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

-21.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Pluralsight's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Pluralsight's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.

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

Pluralsight's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United States of America market average.

Pluralsight's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Pluralsight will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is not expected to be profitable.


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Past Performance

How has Pluralsight performed over the past 5 years?

41.5%

Last years revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Insufficient data to establish if Pluralsight's year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

Pluralsight has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.

Pluralsight has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US Software industry average.


Return on Equity

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.


Return on Assets

Pluralsight used its assets more efficiently than the US Software industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

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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Financial Health

How is Pluralsight's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

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.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Pluralsight's level of debt (174.2%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

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

Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (1.8%, less than 20% of total debt).

Unable to confirm if the interest payments on Pluralsight's debt are well covered by earnings due to lack of past financial data.


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.3x debt.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

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.

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

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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Management

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

2.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Aaron Skonnard (47yo)

9.8yrs

Tenure

US$12,951,975

Compensation

Mr. Aaron B. Skonnard is a Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Pluralsight, Inc. since 2004, October 2009 and December 2017. He has been a Director of Zions Bancorporation, National Associa ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Aaron's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Aaron's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

48.5yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Pluralsight management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

1.7yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Pluralsight board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by Pluralsight individual insiders in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$497,44513 Aug 19
Timothy Maudlin
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares30,000
Max PriceUS$16.58
SellUS$17,28103 Jul 19
Nate Walkingshaw
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Chief Experience Officer
Shares560
Max PriceUS$30.86
SellUS$23,10124 May 19
Joseph DiBartolomeo
EntityIndividual
Shares691
Max PriceUS$33.43
SellUS$21,83024 May 19
Nate Walkingshaw
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Chief Experience Officer
Shares653
Max PriceUS$33.43
SellUS$60,78024 May 19
James Budge
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Shares1,823
Max PriceUS$33.34
SellUS$160,50003 Apr 19
Nate Walkingshaw
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Chief Experience Officer
Shares5,163
Max PriceUS$31.09
SellUS$1,205,83113 Mar 19
Bradley Rencher
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares42,500
Max PriceUS$28.37
SellUS$28,372,50013 Mar 19
Frederick Onion
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Co-Founder & Director
Shares1,000,000
Max PriceUS$28.37
SellUS$851,17513 Mar 19
Arne Duncan
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares30,000
Max PriceUS$28.37
SellUS$1,347,46713 Mar 19
Scott Dorsey
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares47,492
Max PriceUS$28.37
SellUS$1,702,35013 Mar 19
Joseph DiBartolomeo
EntityIndividual
Shares60,000
Max PriceUS$28.37
SellUS$1,986,07513 Mar 19
Nate Walkingshaw
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Chief Experience Officer
Shares70,000
Max PriceUS$28.37
SellUS$13,636,33413 Mar 19
Aaron Skonnard
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder
Shares480,618
Max PriceUS$28.37
SellUS$5,046,16313 Mar 19
James Budge
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Shares177,854
Max PriceUS$28.37
SellUS$330,539,62512 Mar 19
Insight Venture Partners LLC
EntityCompany
Shares11,650,000
Max PriceUS$28.37
SellUS$184,07226 Feb 19
James Budge
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Shares6,206
Max PriceUS$29.66
SellUS$80,61726 Feb 19
Joseph DiBartolomeo
EntityIndividual
Shares2,718
Max PriceUS$29.66
SellUS$78,42226 Feb 19
Nate Walkingshaw
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Chief Experience Officer
Shares2,644
Max PriceUS$29.66
SellUS$903,64021 Feb 19
Frederick Onion
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Co-Founder & Director
Shares30,000
Max PriceUS$30.87
SellUS$9,257,82618 Dec 18
Frederick Onion
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Co-Founder & Director
Shares387,600
Max PriceUS$23.89
BuyUS$17,46807 Dec 18
James Budge
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Shares750
Max PriceUS$23.29

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • James Budge (52yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$7.43m
  • Srinivas Vijayaraghavan

    Head of Marketing - India

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Sean Farrington

    Senior VP of Sales in Europe

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
  • Aaron Skonnard (47yo)

    Co-Founder

    • Tenure: 9.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$12.95m
  • Nate Walkingshaw (41yo)

    Chief Experience Officer

    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.47m
  • D. Anderson

    Vice President of Communications

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Frederick Onion (50yo)

    Co-Founder & Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
  • Matthew Forkner

    Chief Legal Officer

    • Tenure: 0.2yrs
  • Mark McReynolds

    Director of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Brandon Peay

    Chief Strategy & Operations Officer

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs

Board Members

  • Tim Maudlin (68yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$940.13k
  • Gary Crittenden (66yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
    • Compensation: US$940.13k
  • Arne Duncan (54yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.51m
  • Scott Dorsey (51yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.17m
  • Ryan Hinkle

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
  • Karenann Terrell (57yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.35m
  • Leah Johnson (56yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$220.90k
  • Brad Rencher (45yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$940.13k
  • Aaron Skonnard (47yo)

    Co-Founder

    • Tenure: 9.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$12.95m
  • Frederick Onion (50yo)

    Co-Founder & Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs

Company Information

Pluralsight, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Pluralsight, Inc.
  • Ticker: PS
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Implied Market Cap: US$2.264b
  • Market Cap: US$1.592b
  • Shares outstanding: 144.29m
  • Website: https://www.pluralsight.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Pluralsight, Inc.
  • 182 North Union Avenue
  • Farmington
  • Utah
  • 84025
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PSNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDMay 2018
PYJDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURMay 2018

Biography

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 machi ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/20 00:47
End of Day Share Price2019/08/19 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
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.