NYSE:YEXT

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Executive Summary

Yext, Inc., a search experience cloud company, engages in delivering brand-verified answers that puts businesses in control of their facts online.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with concerning outlook.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: YEXT's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.1%

YEXT

3.3%

US Software

2.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-15.6%

YEXT

37.4%

US Software

6.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: YEXT underperformed the US Software industry which returned 37.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: YEXT underperformed the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

YEXTIndustryMarket
7 Day3.1%3.3%2.3%
30 Day14.8%13.6%6.0%
90 Day45.6%34.3%18.9%
1 Year-15.6%-15.6%38.4%37.4%9.0%6.7%
3 Year28.4%28.4%153.9%145.2%36.6%27.7%
5 Yearn/a248.9%228.3%64.2%46.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Yext undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

10.78x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: YEXT ($17.79) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($8.1)

Significantly Below Fair Value: YEXT is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: YEXT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Software industry average.

PE vs Market: YEXT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate YEXT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: YEXT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.8x) compared to the US Software industry average (7x).


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Future Growth

How is Yext forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

0.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: YEXT is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: YEXT is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: YEXT is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: YEXT's revenue (18% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: YEXT's revenue (18% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: YEXT is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.


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Past Performance

How has Yext performed over the past 5 years?

-30.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: YEXT is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: YEXT is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: YEXT is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -30.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare YEXT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: YEXT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (12.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: YEXT has a negative Return on Equity (-67.97%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Yext's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: YEXT's short term assets ($341.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($217.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: YEXT's short term assets ($341.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($125.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: YEXT is debt free.

Reducing Debt: YEXT had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: YEXT has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if YEXT has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Yext current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate YEXT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate YEXT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if YEXT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if YEXT's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of YEXT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Howard Lerman (40yo)

13.75yrs

Tenure

US$5,075,445

Compensation

Mr. Howard Lerman co-founded Yext, Inc. in 2006 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer since October 2006. Mr. Lerman is a five-time entrepreneur. His previous ventures all went on to successful exits i ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Howard's total compensation ($USD5.08M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.72M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Howard's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Howard Lerman
Co-Founder13.75yrsUS$5.08m3.17% $66.4m
Brian Distelburger
Co-Founder14.5yrsUS$2.35m3.02% $63.2m
James Steele
President & Chief Revenue Officer3.5yrsUS$908.27k0.0038% $79.0k
Steven Cakebread
Chief Financial Officer5.75yrsUS$938.77k0.019% $402.7k
Tom Dixon
Chief Technology Officer3.42yrsUS$1.88m0.15% $3.0m
Darryl Bond
Chief Accounting Officerno datano data0.021% $450.1k
Deepika Rayala
Chief Information Officer0.83yrno datano data
Conrad Grodd
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Ho Shin
Executive VP3.92yrsno datano data
Andrea Cunningham
Interim Chief Marketing Officer1.5yrsno datano data
Brian Schipper
Chief People Officer4.17yrsno datano data
Sean MacIsaac
Executive Vice President of Infrastructure0.75yrno datano data

3.5yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: YEXT's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Howard Lerman
Co-Founder13.75yrsUS$5.08m3.17% $66.4m
Brian Distelburger
Co-Founder14.5yrsUS$2.35m3.02% $63.2m
Greg Naquin
Member of the Advisory Boardno datano datano data
Andrew Sheehan
Independent Non-Employee Director12.17yrsUS$193.01k0.28% $5.8m
Julie Richardson
Independent Non-Employee Director5.17yrsUS$199.26k0.025% $514.8k
Michael Walrath
Independent Chairman of the Board9.33yrsUS$213.07k0.56% $11.8m
Bruce Little
Member of the Advisory Boardno datano datano data
Rick Mattoon
Member of the Advisory Boardno datano datano data
Rex Richard
Member of the Advisory Boardno datano datano data
Joseph Cirruzzo
Member of the Advisory Boardno datano datano data
Cynthia Vaughn
Member of the Advisory Boardno datano datano data
Jesse Lipson
Independent Non-Employee Director7.92yrsUS$190.51k0.28% $5.9m

10.8yrs

Average Tenure

43yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: YEXT's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Yext, Inc.
  • Ticker: YEXT
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2006
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$2.094b
  • Shares outstanding: 117.72m
  • Website: https://www.yext.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Yext, Inc.
  • 1 Madison Avenue
  • 5th Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10010
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
YEXTNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDApr 2017
0YEDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURApr 2017
0M2QLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDApr 2017
YEXT *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNApr 2017

Biography

Yext, Inc., a search experience cloud company, engages in delivering brand-verified answers that puts businesses in control of their facts online. Its Yext platform lets businesses structure the facts about their brands in a database called a Knowledge Graph. The Yext platform leverages the structured data stored in the Knowledge Graph to power direct answers on a business' own website, as well as across its Knowledge Network of approximately 175 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories, and social networks. The Yext platform powers the company’s features, including listings, pages, answers, and other features. It serves the healthcare, retail, and financial services industries. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/13 07:22
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Earnings2020/04/30
Annual Earnings2020/01/31


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.