Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Glowpoint, Inc. operates as a managed service provider of video collaboration and network applications in the United States.

Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Telecom


US Market

1 Year Return




US Telecom


US Market

Return vs Industry: GLOW underperformed the US Telecom industry which returned 12% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GLOW underperformed the US Market which returned 24.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day2.3%-0.3%0.06%
30 Day39.9%-1.6%1.1%
90 Day-9.1%-0.1%8.9%
1 Year-47.3%-47.3%19.1%13.5%21.9%19.4%
3 Year-64.3%-64.3%17.2%0.08%48.9%39.3%
5 Year-92.0%-92.0%38.6%7.3%71.9%53.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Glowpoint 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 GLOW's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: GLOW 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 GLOW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GLOW is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the US Telecom industry average (1.5x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Telecom 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 Glowpoint 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.

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Past Performance

How has Glowpoint performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GLOW is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: GLOW is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GLOW is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 2% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: GLOW is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Telecom industry (-43.1%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: GLOW has a negative Return on Equity (-105.81%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Glowpoint's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GLOW's short term assets ($2.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($912.0K).

Long Term Liabilities: GLOW has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GLOW is debt free.

Reducing Debt: GLOW has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 120.3%.

Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if GLOW'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: GLOW has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: GLOW has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -48.9% each year

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

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate GLOW'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 GLOW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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

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


Average management tenure


Pete Holst (50yo)





Mr. Peter J. Holst, also known as Pete, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Glowpoint, Inc. since January 13, 2013. Mr. Holst served as Senior Vice President for Business Development at G ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Pete's total compensation ($USD845.49K) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD519.76K).

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

Leadership Team

Peter Holst
Chairman of the Board6.8yrsUS$845.49k6.34% $326.0k
David Clark
CFO, Treasurer & Corporate Secretary6.6yrsUS$436.75k0.95% $48.6k
Matt Thompson
Senior Vice President of Operations5.8yrsno datano data
Ted Tzeng
Senior Vice President of Technology0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: GLOW's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Peter Holst
Chairman of the Board6.8yrsUS$845.49k6.34% $326.0k
Jason Adelman
Director0.3yrsno data7.58% $389.5k
James Lusk
Lead Independent Director0.3yrsUS$53.00k0.088% $4.5k
David Giangano
Independent Director4.7yrsUS$41.00kno data
Richard Ramlall
Director0.3yrsno data0.012% $632.2


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: GLOW's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: GLOW insiders have only sold shares 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 18.4%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Glowpoint, Inc.
  • Ticker: GLOW
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Alternative Carriers
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: US$5.140m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.14m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Glowpoint, Inc.
  • 999 18th Street
  • Suite 1350S
  • Denver
  • Colorado
  • 80202
  • United States


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Glowpoint, Inc. operates as a managed service provider of video collaboration and network applications in the United States. Its video collaboration services include managed videoconferencing, a cloud-based and on premise service that offers scheduling, call launching, conference monitoring and support, and conference reports; JoinMyVideo, an on-demand video meeting room (VMR) service that allows users to join from Web browsers, desktops, mobile apps, and videoconferencing systems; Hybrid Videoconferencing that helps enterprises to migrate from managed videoconferencing to VMRs; Video Meeting Suites, which offer remote access to videoconferencing for everyday business meetings and events; and Webcasting that enables its customers to stream live video feeds to up to thousands of viewers through their browsers and mobile devices, as well as remote service management services, such as management and support, helpdesk, and remote and automated monitoring services. The company also provides network services, which offer secure traffic of video, data, and Internet. Its networking solutions comprise Cloud Connect Video, which provides the customer’s office locations with a video network connection to the Glowpoint Cloud for video communications; Cloud Connect Converge that offers customized multiprotocol label switching solutions for customers who require a converged network; and Cloud Connect Cross Connect, which allows the customer to leverage their existing carrier for the extension of a Layer 2 private line to the company’s data center. In addition, the company offers professional services, including onsite support, or dispatch, as well as configuration or customization of equipment or software on behalf of a customer; and resells video equipment. It serves Fortune 1000 companies, and small and medium enterprises in various industries through direct and indirect sales channels. Glowpoint, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/02 23:42
End of Day Share Price2019/10/02 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.