OTCPK:VSTR

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Valuesetters, Inc. provides consulting, subscription, advertising, and boutique advisory services.

Snowflake

Fundamentals

Proven track record and slightly overvalued.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.7%

VSTR

2.5%

US IT

0.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

375.0%

VSTR

34.9%

US IT

16.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: VSTR exceeded the US IT industry which returned 34.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VSTR exceeded the US Market which returned 16.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

VSTRIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.7%2.5%0.9%
30 Day3.6%4.7%4.5%
90 Day-59.6%0.7%6.2%
1 Year375.0%375.0%36.3%34.9%19.4%16.8%
3 Year850.0%850.0%98.5%90.1%47.5%38.0%
5 Year-75.0%-75.0%134.7%113.8%62.0%44.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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

6.93x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VSTR's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VSTR's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VSTR is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the IT industry average (31.3x).

PE vs Market: VSTR is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the US market (18.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VSTR has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US IT industry average.


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Future Growth

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

18.2%

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 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 SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


Next Steps

  • Check out Valuesetters's track record over time to understand how much the company has returned to shareholders and its earnings growth rate in the past.
  • 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.
  • Explore growth companies in the Software industry.

Past Performance

How has Valuesetters performed over the past 5 years?

30.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VSTR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VSTR's current net profit margins (59.1%) are lower than last year (115.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VSTR has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 30.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: VSTR's earnings growth over the past year (164.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (30.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: VSTR earnings growth over the past year (164.3%) exceeded the IT industry 17%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: VSTR's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Valuesetters's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VSTR has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: VSTR has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VSTR has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: VSTR's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.

Debt Coverage: VSTR's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: VSTR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (34.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: VSTR has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.3%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


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Management

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

2.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Cecilia Lenk (64yo)

2.3yrs

Tenure

US$16,063

Compensation

Dr. Cecilia Lenk, Ph.D., has been the Chairman and Director of Valuesetters, Inc. since July 28, 2017 and also has been its Chief Executive Officer since July 28, 2017. Dr. Lenk has over 20 years of senior ...


Management Age and Tenure

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

52.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: VSTR's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

9.3yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: VSTR's board of directors are considered experienced (9.3 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

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.7%.


Management Team

  • Coreen Kraysler (55yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 2.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$16.06k
  • Avi Liss (40yo)

    Secretary & Director

    • Tenure: 9.3yrs
  • Cecilia Lenk (64yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$16.06k
  • Sarah Quinn

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Kathy Kraysler (50yo)

    Chief Marketing Officer

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$182.31k

Board Members

  • Nolan Bushnell (76yo)

    Member of the Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Tom Carmody (73yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.3yrs
  • John Fanning

    Member of the Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Joe Abrams

    Member of the Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Steve Geary (52yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 13.4yrs
  • Avi Liss (40yo)

    Secretary & Director

    • Tenure: 9.3yrs
  • Cecilia Lenk (64yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$16.06k

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Valuesetters, Inc.
  • Ticker: VSTR
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1984
  • Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$4.733m
  • Shares outstanding: 830.33m
  • Website: https://www.valuesetters.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Valuesetters, Inc.
  • 745 Atlantic Avenue
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • 2111
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VSTROTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJun 2006

Biography

Valuesetters, Inc. provides consulting, subscription, advertising, and boutique advisory services. It also sells digital goods through its Internet and mobile device platforms in the media and entertainmen ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/11/19 23:55
End of Day Share Price2019/11/19 00:00
Earnings2019/07/31
Annual Earnings2019/04/30


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.