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Valuesetters

OTCPK:VSTR
Snowflake Description

Questionable track record with worrying balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
VSTR
OTCPK
$2M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Software
Company description

Valuesetters, Inc. provides consulting services, subscription services, advertising, and digital goods through its Internet and mobile device platforms in the media and entertainment markets. The last earnings update was 1 day ago. More info.


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  • Valuesetters has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
VSTR Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
7.5%
OTCPK:VSTR
2%
US IT
1.6%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-54.9%
OTCPK:VSTR
15.4%
US IT
3.2%
US Market
VSTR Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Valuesetters (VSTR) 7.5% 64.4% 179.5% -54.9% 179.5% -78.5%
US IT 2% 4.7% 20.1% 15.4% 79.5% 95.3%
US Market 1.6% 2.1% 12.8% 3.2% 38.6% 43.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • VSTR underperformed the IT industry which returned 15.4% over the past year.
  • VSTR underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
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Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

VSTR Value

 Is Valuesetters 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 Valuesetters 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    Our intrinsic value calculation method has changed recently, learn more here.

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

OTCPK:VSTR Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 10.7%
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 OTCPK:VSTR
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
IT Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.06
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.063 (1 + (1- 21%) (53.75%))
1.345
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.34
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.345 * 5.96%)
10.75%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for OTCPK:VSTR using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Valuesetters 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.

OTCPK:VSTR DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 10.75%)
2019 0.05 Est @ 54.7% 0.04
2020 0.07 Est @ 39.11% 0.06
2021 0.09 Est @ 28.19% 0.06
2022 0.10 Est @ 20.55% 0.07
2023 0.12 Est @ 15.21% 0.07
2024 0.13 Est @ 11.46% 0.07
2025 0.15 Est @ 8.84% 0.07
2026 0.16 Est @ 7.01% 0.07
2027 0.17 Est @ 5.73% 0.07
2028 0.17 Est @ 4.83% 0.06
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $0.65
OTCPK:VSTR DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $0.17 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (10.75% – 2.73%)
$2.23
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $2.23 ÷ (1 + 10.75%)10
$0.80
OTCPK:VSTR Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $0.65 + $0.80
$1.45
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $1.45 / 749.71
$0
OTCPK:VSTR Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $0.00
Current discount Discount to share price of $0.00
= -1 x ($0.00 - $0.00) / $0.00
-44.5%

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

  • The current share price of Valuesetters 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 Valuesetters's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Valuesetters's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
OTCPK:VSTR PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-01-31) in USD $0.00
OTCPK:VSTR Share Price ** OTCPK (2019-03-19) in USD $0
United States of America IT Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 78 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 30.24x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,056 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.77x

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

** Primary Listing of Valuesetters.

OTCPK:VSTR PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= OTCPK:VSTR Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 0 ÷ 0.00

47.37x

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

  • Valuesetters is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US IT industry average.
  • Valuesetters is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Valuesetters's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
OTCPK:VSTR PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 47.37x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America IT Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 64 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 2.42x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,107 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.49x

*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 Valuesetters, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Valuesetters's assets?
Raw Data
OTCPK:VSTR PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-01-31) in USD $0.00
OTCPK:VSTR Share Price * OTCPK (2019-03-19) in USD $0
United States of America IT Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 121 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 4.38x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,154 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.89x
OTCPK:VSTR PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= OTCPK:VSTR Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 0 ÷ 0.00

-1.42x

* Primary Listing of Valuesetters.

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

  • Valuesetters has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the US IT industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Valuesetters'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 IT 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 IT industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Valuesetters 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.

VSTR Future Performance

 How is Valuesetters expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

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 Valuesetters 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 Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

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
15.7%
Expected IT industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Valuesetters expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Valuesetters's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Valuesetters's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Valuesetters's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
OTCPK:VSTR Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America IT Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.7%
United States of America IT Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.1%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*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
OTCPK:VSTR Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
OTCPK:VSTR Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-01-31 0 0 0
2018-10-31 0 0 0
2018-07-31 0 0 0
2018-04-30 0 0 0
2018-01-31 0 0 0
2017-10-31 0 0 0
2017-07-31 0 0 -1
2017-04-30 0 0 -1
2017-01-31 0 0 -1
2016-10-31 0 0 -1
2016-07-31 0 0 -1
2016-04-30 0 0 -1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Valuesetters is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Valuesetters is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
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
OTCPK:VSTR 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 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

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

OTCPK:VSTR Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-01-31 0.00
2018-10-31 0.00
2018-07-31 0.00
2018-04-30 0.00
2018-01-31 0.00
2017-10-31 0.00
2017-07-31 0.00
2017-04-30 0.00
2017-01-31 0.00
2016-10-31 0.00
2016-07-31 0.00
2016-04-30 0.00

*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 Valuesetters will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of VSTR’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. Valuesetters's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Software companies here
  3. 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 Valuesetters's filings and announcements here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Valuesetters'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.
Valuesetters has a total score of 0/6, 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.

VSTR Past Performance

  How has Valuesetters 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 Valuesetters's growth in the last year to its industry (IT).
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.
  • Valuesetters's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Valuesetters has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • Valuesetters has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US IT industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Valuesetters'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 Valuesetters Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

OTCPK:VSTR Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-01-31 0.32 0.04 0.32
2018-10-31 0.25 0.00 0.28
2018-07-31 0.20 0.23 0.30
2018-04-30 0.11 0.13 0.28
2018-01-31 0.08 -0.27 0.28
2017-10-31 0.04 -0.40 0.27
2017-07-31 0.02 -0.77 0.22
2017-04-30 0.02 -0.83 0.19
2017-01-31 0.01 -0.67 0.18
2016-10-31 0.02 -0.67 0.18
2016-07-31 0.03 -0.79 0.19
2016-04-30 0.04 -0.84 0.26
2016-01-31 0.05 -0.95 0.34
2015-10-31 0.10 -1.24 0.53
2015-07-31 0.10 -0.85 0.57
2015-04-30 0.09 -0.49 0.66
2015-01-31 0.08 -0.19 0.52
2014-10-31 0.04 0.25 0.30
2014-07-31 0.02 0.13 0.19
2014-04-30 0.00 -0.03 0.01
2014-01-31 0.01 -0.04 0.02
2013-10-31 0.01 -0.03 0.02
2013-07-31 0.01 -0.03 0.02
2013-04-30 0.01 -0.03 0.01
2012-04-30 0.01 -0.03 0.02

*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 Valuesetters has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
  • Valuesetters used its assets more efficiently than the US IT industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if Valuesetters improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
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Past performance checks
We assess Valuesetters'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 IT 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.
Valuesetters has a total score of 2/6, 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.

VSTR Health

 How is Valuesetters'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 Valuesetters's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Valuesetters's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Valuesetters's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Valuesetters'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.
  • Valuesetters 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 Valuesetters Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

OTCPK:VSTR Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-01-31 -1.47 1.13 0.05
2018-10-31 -1.49 1.13 0.01
2018-07-31 -1.48 1.13 0.02
2018-04-30 -1.48 1.14 0.00
2018-01-31 -1.67 1.34 0.02
2017-10-31 -1.77 1.35 0.00
2017-07-31 -2.64 1.87 0.00
2017-04-30 -2.59 1.86 0.00
2017-01-31 -2.27 1.84 0.00
2016-10-31 -2.11 1.83 0.00
2016-07-31 -1.95 1.83 0.00
2016-04-30 -1.78 1.83 0.00
2016-01-31 -1.60 1.82 0.00
2015-10-31 -1.43 1.81 0.00
2015-07-31 -1.16 1.81 0.00
2015-04-30 -0.95 1.80 0.01
2015-01-31 -0.74 1.56 0.00
2014-10-31 -0.42 1.52 0.00
2014-07-31 -0.55 0.51 0.00
2014-04-30 -0.71 0.51 0.00
2014-01-31 -0.71 0.50 0.00
2013-10-31 -0.70 0.49 0.00
2013-07-31 -0.69 0.49 0.00
2013-04-30 -0.68 0.48 0.00
2012-04-30 -0.66 0.45 0.00
  • Valuesetters has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.
  • Irrelevant to check if Valuesetters's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (2.8%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Valuesetters earns more interest than it pays, coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Valuesetters'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. Valuesetters 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.

VSTR Dividends

 What is Valuesetters'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 Valuesetters dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Valuesetters 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 Valuesetters's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Valuesetters'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
OTCPK:VSTR 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 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America IT Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 33 Stocks 1.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2004 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 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Valuesetters has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Valuesetters's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Valuesetters's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Valuesetters 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 Valuesetters'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 Valuesetters afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Valuesetters 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.

VSTR Management

 What is the CEO of Valuesetters'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
Cecilia Lenk
COMPENSATION $35,525
AGE 63
TENURE AS CEO 1.7 years
CEO Bio

Dr. Cecilia Lenk, Ph.D., has been the Chairman and Director of Valuesetters, Inc. since September 1, 2017 and also has been its Chief Executive Officer since July 28, 2017. Dr. Lenk has over 20 years of senior management experience. She served as Vice President of Information Technology/Vice President of Technology & Digital Design of Decision Resources Group (Decision Resources, Inc.) since November 2003. She has launched a new web site, a content management system, a client contact system, new product digital platforms, a new intranet and customer portals - all of which are important to Decision Resources' top-line growth and product evolution over the past three years. She founded a technology firm that built a patented platform for online research. Prior to joining Decision Resources in 2001, she served as the President of Webivore Knowledge Systems. She has managed large-scale technology projects in collaboration with leading organizations, including National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Harvard University and has served three terms as a Town Councilor in Watertown, MA. She is active in many organizations. She serves on the Board of Cultural Survival, the Board of the Watertown Friends of the Library and the Watertown Free Public Library Building Fund. She is Chair of the Johns Hopkins Engineering Alumni and serves on the Alumni Advisory Board for the Hopkins School of Engineering. She serves as a Member of both the Alumni Council and the Society of Engineering Alumni at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lenk holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University and a B.S. in Engineering/BA (with honors) in Geography and Environmental Engineering from The Whiting School of Engineering at The John Hopkins University.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Cecilia to compare compensation growth.
  • Cecilia'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 Valuesetters management team in years:

1.6
Average Tenure
51.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Valuesetters management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Cecilia Lenk

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$36K
AGE
63
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Coreen Kraysler

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$61K
AGE
54
TENURE
1.5 yrs

Sarah Quinn

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer

Kathy Kraysler

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer
AGE
49
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Avi Liss

TITLE
Secretary & Director
AGE
39
TENURE
8.6 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

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

8.6
Average Tenure
63
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Valuesetters board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Cecilia Lenk

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
$36K
AGE
63
TENURE
1.5 yrs

Avi Liss

TITLE
Secretary & Director
AGE
39
TENURE
8.6 yrs

Tom Carmody

TITLE
Director
AGE
72
TENURE
8.6 yrs

Steve Geary

TITLE
Director
AGE
51
TENURE
12.8 yrs

Joe Abrams

TITLE
Member of the Advisory Board

John Fanning

TITLE
Member of the Advisory Board

Nolan Bushnell

TITLE
Member of the Advisory Board
AGE
75
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Valuesetters'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. Valuesetters 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.

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Description

Valuesetters, Inc. provides consulting services, subscription services, advertising, and digital goods through its Internet and mobile device platforms in the media and entertainment markets. The company was formerly known as DBS Investments, Inc. and changed its name to Valuesetters, Inc. in December 2003. Valuesetters, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Details
Name: Valuesetters, Inc.
VSTR
Exchange: OTCPK
Founded: 1984
$2,095,430
749,706,712
Website: http://www.valuesetters.com
Address: Valuesetters, Inc.
745 Atlantic Avenue,
Boston,
Massachusetts, 02111,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
OTCPK VSTR Common Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 05. Jun 2006
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
4
Valuesetters employees.
Industry
IT Consulting and Other Services
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/19 23:59
End of day share price update: 2019/03/19 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/18
Last earnings reported: 2019/01/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/04/30


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.