Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Acquired Sales Corp. does not have significant operations.



Excellent balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Software


US Market

1 Year Return




US Software


US Market

Return vs Industry: AQSP exceeded the US Software industry which returned 20.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AQSP exceeded the US Market which returned 5.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.3%3.3%3.4%
30 Day-12.3%-0.2%-1.0%
90 Day-61.6%-2.1%-0.4%
1 Year312.9%312.9%22.5%20.8%7.7%5.4%
3 Year134.0%134.0%123.7%114.9%46.2%36.8%
5 Year75.5%75.5%179.9%159.7%65.6%47.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


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


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: Insufficient data to calculate AQSP's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Undervalued: Insufficient data to calculate AQSP's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AQSP is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the US Software industry average (5.4x).

Next Steps

Future Growth

How is Acquired Sales forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Software industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Acquired Sales has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Next Steps

  • Examine Acquired Sales's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  • While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access Acquired Sales's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Software industry.

Past Performance

How has Acquired Sales performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AQSP is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 53.6% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: AQSP is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (19.1%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: AQSP has a negative Return on Equity (-17.07%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: AQSP is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.

Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: AQSP is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.

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Financial Health

How is Acquired Sales's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AQSP's short term assets ($4.3M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($86.1K)

Long Term Liabilities: AQSP has no long term liabilities

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AQSP is debt free.

Reducing Debt: AQSP had no debt 5 years ago.

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: AQSP has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if AQSP's debt is covered by short term assets.

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: AQSP has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

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

Next Steps


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

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AQSP'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 AQSP's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

Next Steps


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


Average board tenure


Gerard Jacobs (63yo)




Mr. Gerard M. Jacobs has been the Chairman, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Acquired Sales Corp since July 27, 2007. Mr. Jacobs served as the Chief Development Officer and Treasurer of Acquired Sa ...

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: AQSP's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.3 years average tenure).

Insider Trading

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

Ownership Breakdown

Management Team

  • Gerard Jacobs (63yo)


    • Tenure: 12.3yrs
  • Jake Jacobs (31yo)


    • Tenure: 0.7yrs

Board Members

  • Gerard Jacobs (63yo)


    • Tenure: 12.3yrs
  • Vincent Mesolella (69yo)


    • Tenure: 9yrs
  • Tom Hines (60yo)


    • Tenure: 0.7yrs
  • Joshua Bloom (63yo)


    • Tenure: 12.3yrs
  • James Jacobs (65yo)


    • Tenure: 12.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$11.60k
  • Michael McCaffrey (73yo)


    • Tenure: 12.3yrs
  • Richard Morrissy (64yo)


    • Tenure: 12.3yrs

Company Information

Acquired Sales Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Acquired Sales Corp.
  • Ticker: AQSP
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$9.571m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.73m
  • Website: https://www.acquiredsalescorp.com

Number of Employees


  • Acquired Sales Corp.
  • 31 North Suffolk Lane
  • Lake Forest
  • Illinois
  • 60045
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AQSPOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDSep 2011


Acquired Sales Corp. does not have significant operations. Previously, it was engaged in selling software licenses and hardware, and the provision of consulting and maintenance services. The company is exp ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/16 00:22
End of Day Share Price2019/10/15 00:00
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.