Ecoark Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Zest Labs, Inc., provides freshness management solutions for fresh food growers, suppliers, processors, distributors, grocers, and restaurants.
Imperfect balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has Ecoark Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ZEST's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ZEST exceeded the US Software industry which returned 38.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ZEST exceeded the US Market which returned 12.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Ecoark Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Ecoark Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ZEST's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ZEST's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ZEST is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Software industry average.
PE vs Market: ZEST 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 ZEST's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ZEST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (53.1x) compared to the US Software industry average (7.1x).
How is Ecoark Holdings 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 Ecoark Holdings 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.
- Take a look at our analysis of ZEST’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.
- While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on theOTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access Ecoark Holdings's filings and announcementshere.
- Explore growth companies in the Software industry.
How has Ecoark Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ZEST is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: ZEST is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ZEST is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ZEST's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: ZEST is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (7.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ZEST has a negative Return on Equity (-211.22%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Ecoark Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ZEST's short term assets ($1.3M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($17.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: ZEST's short term assets ($1.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ZEST's debt to equity ratio (156.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ZEST had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
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: ZEST has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: ZEST has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 3.3% each year.
What is Ecoark Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ZEST's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ZEST'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 ZEST's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ZEST'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 ZEST's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Randy May (56 yo)
Mr. Randy Scott May has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ecoark Holdings, Inc since September 21, 2017. Mr. May founded Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (also known as, EcoArk, Inc.) in 2011 and served as its Chie ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Randy's total compensation ($USD200.00K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.06M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Randy's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|President & Director||3.58yrs||US$200.00k||1.87% |
|Principal Financial Officer & Secretary||1.25yrs||US$138.19k||2.81% |
|Principal Accounting Officer||0.42yr||no data||2.82% |
Experienced Management: ZEST's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
|President & Director||3.58yrs||US$200.00k||1.87% |
|Independent Director||3.33yrs||US$169.00k||0.036% |
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$139.00k||0.049% |
|Lead Independent Director||no data||US$169.00k||3.92% |
Experienced Board: ZEST's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 57.2%.
Ecoark Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ecoark Holdings, Inc.
- Ticker: ZEST
- Exchange: OTCPK
- Founded: 2011
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: US$350.909m
- Shares outstanding: 98.02m
- Website: https://www.zestlabs.com
Number of Employees
- Ecoark Holdings, Inc.
- 5899 Preston Road
- Suite 505
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ZEST||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Mar 2016|
Ecoark Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Zest Labs, Inc., provides freshness management solutions for fresh food growers, suppliers, processors, distributors, grocers, and restaurants. It offers Zest ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/02 23:52|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/31 00:00|
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