OTCPK:WQNI

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

WQN, Inc. provides online phone services.

Snowflake

Fundamentals

Imperfect balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-13.1%

WQNI

2.2%

US Telecom

0.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

34.2%

WQNI

11.0%

US Telecom

6.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: WQNI exceeded the US Telecom industry which returned 11% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WQNI exceeded the US Market which returned 6.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WQNIIndustryMarket
7 Day-13.1%2.2%0.5%
30 Day-11.7%1.1%-0.8%
90 Day-66.7%13.7%-0.9%
1 Year34.2%34.2%16.7%11.0%9.2%6.8%
3 Year645.4%645.4%27.2%8.6%45.6%36.2%
5 Year6.0%6.0%42.7%10.2%63.2%45.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether WQN is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as WQN has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of WQNI’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.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through WQN regulatory filings here.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Telecom industry.

Future Growth

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

10.1%

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 WQN 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

  • Take a look at our analysis of WQNI’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 the OTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access WQN's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Telecom industry.

Past Performance

How has WQN performed over the past 5 years?

9.0%

Historical Telecom annual earnings growth


In this section we usually display a company’s past earnings and revenues to help investors visualise the trend through time. We also gauge the company’s performance by benchmarking its returns and growth to its industry peers and the wider market. However, WQN has not provided sufficient past data to assess its track record.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have historical data.


Next Steps

  • When a company lacks a financial track record, its management’s track record becomes important. Corporate governance also plays an important role in a young business as board members are seen as highly-experienced leaders to help steer the company into the future. Take a look at WQN's' management and board experience and expertise to assess their ability to deliver on their strategic promises.
  • 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 WQN's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore strong past performing companies in the Telecom industry.

Financial Health

How is WQN's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse WQN's finance health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial distress, in particular, its ability to manage its cash and debt levels. WQN has not provided adequate balance sheet data, its financial health cannot be properly assessed as it.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have financial information.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of WQNI’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.
  • Investors tend to look at the financial health of a company this size in order to assess the sustainability of its current operations. 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.
  • Financial health is measured at one point in time, so the latest financial report is the best representation of the company’s current financial status. Check when WQN's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Telecom industry.

Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage4.8%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

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


Next Steps

Management

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


CEO

WQN has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Insider Trading

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


Management Team

  • B. Adler (71yo)

    Founder and Chairman

    • Tenure: 10.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$175.29k
  • Russell Spiesser

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Tenure: 12.8yrs

Board Members

  • B. Adler (71yo)

    Founder and Chairman

    • Tenure: 10.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$175.29k
  • E. Jones (67yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 20.3yrs

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: WQN, Inc.
  • Ticker: WQNI
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Alternative Carriers
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: US$233.889k
  • Shares outstanding: 22.07m
  • Website: https://null

Location

  • WQN, Inc.
  • 2400 West Cypress Creek Road
  • Suite 111
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Florida
  • 33309
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WQNIOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 2000

Biography

WQN, Inc. provides online phone services. It offers EasyTalk, an international calling service via the Internet. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. WQN, Inc. ope ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/20 23:58
End of Day Share Price2019/10/17 00:00
Earnings2011/12/31
Annual Earnings2011/12/31


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.