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ClearStar

AIM:CLSU
Snowflake Description

Imperfect balance sheet with concerning outlook.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CLSU
AIM
£14M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

ClearStar, Inc. provides technology and services to the background check and medical screening industries in the United States. The last earnings update was 198 days ago. More info.


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  • ClearStar has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
CLSU Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
AIM:CLSU
-8.8%
GB Professional Services
-5.4%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-32.2%
AIM:CLSU
-4.7%
GB Professional Services
-25.2%
GB Market
CLSU Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
ClearStar (CLSU) 0% -24.3% -26.1% -32.2% 16.4% -
GB Professional Services -8.8% -18.4% -18.3% -4.7% 10% 42.9%
GB Market -5.4% -20.6% -29.1% -25.2% -25.9% -25.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • CLSU underperformed the Professional Services industry which returned -4.7% over the past year.
  • CLSU underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -25.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CLSU
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

Value

 Is ClearStar 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
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for ClearStar. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is £0.39.
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 ClearStar's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are ClearStar's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:CLSU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-06-30) in USD $-0.04
AIM:CLSU Share Price ** AIM (2020-04-02) in GBP £0.39
AIM:CLSU Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.241 $0.48
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 30 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 15.31x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 748 Publicly-Listed Companies 12.44x

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

** Primary Listing of ClearStar.

AIM:CLSU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:CLSU Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 0.48 ÷ -0.04

-10.98x

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

  • ClearStar is loss making, we can't compare its value to the GB Professional Services industry average.
  • ClearStar is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does ClearStar's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:CLSU PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -10.98x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
Not available
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 19 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 1.06x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 518 Publicly-Listed Companies 0.97x

*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 ClearStar, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on ClearStar's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:CLSU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in USD $0.12
AIM:CLSU Share Price * AIM (2020-04-02) in GBP £0.39
AIM:CLSU Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.241 $0.48
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 42 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 2.19x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,323 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.07x
AIM:CLSU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:CLSU Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 0.48 ÷ 0.12

4.14x

* Primary Listing of ClearStar.

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

  • ClearStar is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Professional Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess ClearStar'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 Professional Services 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 Professional Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. ClearStar 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.

Future Performance

 How is ClearStar expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

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
13.1%
Expected annual growth in revenue.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is ClearStar expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare ClearStar's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare ClearStar's earnings growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
  • ClearStar's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:CLSU Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:CLSU Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 2 Analysts 13.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 8.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 2.4%

*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
AIM:CLSU Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (9 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:CLSU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2024-12-31 44 1
2023-12-31 39 1
2022-12-31 34 1
2021-12-31 30 1
2020-12-31 25 2
2020-04-03
2019-12-31 23 2
AIM:CLSU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-06-30 22 -1 -2
2019-03-31 21 0 -1
2018-12-31 20 0 -1
2018-09-30 19 0 -1
2018-06-30 19 0 -2
2018-03-31 18 0 -2
2017-12-31 18 0 -2
2017-09-30 17 0 -2
2017-06-30 17 -1 -2
2017-03-31 17 -1 -2
2016-12-31 16 0 -2
2016-09-30 16 0 -2

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if ClearStar is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • ClearStar's revenue is expected to grow by 13.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
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
AIM:CLSU Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (9 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from ClearStar Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:CLSU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2024-12-31
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2020-04-03
2019-12-31
AIM:CLSU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-06-30 -0.04
2019-03-31 -0.04
2018-12-31 -0.04
2018-09-30 -0.04
2018-06-30 -0.04
2018-03-31 -0.05
2017-12-31 -0.05
2017-09-30 -0.06
2017-06-30 -0.06
2017-03-31 -0.06
2016-12-31 -0.06
2016-09-30 -0.05

*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 ClearStar will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess ClearStar'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 Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 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.
ClearStar has a total score of 1/6, 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.

Past Performance

  How has ClearStar performed over the past 5 years?

  • ClearStar's last earnings update was 198 days ago.
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 ClearStar's growth in the last year to its industry (Professional Services).
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.
  • ClearStar does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare ClearStar's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare ClearStar's 1-year growth to the GB Professional Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
ClearStar'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 ClearStar Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:CLSU Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-06-30 21.79 -1.60 10.39 1.57
2019-03-31 20.95 -1.47 10.09 1.61
2018-12-31 20.11 -1.34 9.80 1.65
2018-09-30 19.43 -1.47 9.46 1.70
2018-06-30 18.75 -1.59 9.12 1.75
2018-03-31 18.27 -1.78 9.02 1.82
2017-12-31 17.79 -1.96 8.93 1.89
2017-09-30 17.38 -2.08 8.88 1.92
2017-06-30 16.98 -2.19 8.84 1.95
2017-03-31 16.51 -2.18 8.83 1.81
2016-12-31 16.03 -2.17 8.83 1.67
2016-09-30 16.01 -1.83 9.00 1.19
2016-06-30 16.00 -1.49 9.18 0.71
2016-03-31 15.76 -1.90 9.41 0.76
2015-12-31 15.52 -2.32 9.64 0.81
2015-09-30 14.34 -2.94 9.43 1.04
2015-06-30 13.17 -3.56 9.23 1.28
2015-03-31 12.05 -2.66 8.09 0.96
2014-12-31 10.92 -1.75 6.95 0.65
2014-09-30 10.24 -0.69 5.91 0.36
2014-06-30 9.55 0.37 4.86 0.07
2014-03-31 8.76 0.54 4.34 0.07
2013-12-31 7.97 0.71 3.82 0.08

*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 ClearStar has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if ClearStar has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if ClearStar improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess ClearStar'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 Professional Services 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.
ClearStar has a total score of 0/6, 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.

Health

 How is ClearStar'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 ClearStar's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • ClearStar is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • ClearStar's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of ClearStar'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.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.4x debt.
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 ClearStar Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago.

AIM:CLSU Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-06-30 4.25 2.10 1.09
2019-03-31 4.25 2.10 1.09
2018-12-31 5.14 0.00 0.92
2018-09-30 5.14 0.00 0.92
2018-06-30 5.57 0.00 1.21
2018-03-31 5.57 0.00 1.21
2017-12-31 6.22 0.00 1.30
2017-09-30 6.22 0.00 1.30
2017-06-30 7.13 0.00 1.65
2017-03-31 7.13 0.00 1.65
2016-12-31 8.09 0.00 2.42
2016-09-30 8.09 0.00 2.42
2016-06-30 9.20 0.00 3.13
2016-03-31 9.20 0.00 3.13
2015-12-31 10.14 0.00 3.89
2015-09-30 10.14 0.00 3.89
2015-06-30 10.55 0.00 4.20
2015-03-31 10.55 0.00 4.20
2014-12-31 12.32 0.00 6.48
2014-09-30 12.32 0.00 6.48
2014-06-30 1.25 0.17 0.52
2014-03-31 1.25 0.17 0.52
2013-12-31 1.07 0.18 0.29
  • ClearStar's level of debt (49.4%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (11.9% vs 49.4% today).
  • Operating cash flow is negative therefore debt is not well covered.
  • Unable to confirm if the interest payments on ClearStar's debt are well covered by earnings due to lack of past financial data.
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Financial health checks
We assess ClearStar'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. ClearStar has a total score of 2/6, 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.

Dividends

 What is ClearStar'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 ClearStar dividends.
If you bought £2,000 of ClearStar 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 ClearStar's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate ClearStar'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
AIM:CLSU 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 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Professional Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 27 Stocks 2.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 608 Stocks 5.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 7.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

AIM:CLSU Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2024-12-31
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2020-04-03
2019-12-31

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as ClearStar has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if ClearStar's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of ClearStar's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ClearStar 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 ClearStar's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.4%) - 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 ClearStar afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. ClearStar 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.

Management

 What is the CEO of ClearStar'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
Bob Vale
COMPENSATION $509,375
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 5.8 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Robert J. Vale, Jr., also known as Bob, is Chief Executive Officer of ClearStar, Inc. since July 7, 2014. Mr. Vale cofounded ClearStar in 1995. Mr. Vale served as President of ClearStar, Inc. until September 2nd 2015. Mr. Vale served as the Manager of Loss Prevention Technical Support for United Parcel Service (UPS). During his tenure, he worked with the ATA and UPS airlines to develop their security standards. A founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), Mr. Vale is often called upon to deliver keynote presentations on the subject of large scale systems management, technology trends and personal information security. He has been a Director at ClearStar, Inc. since May 30, 2014. Mr. Vale has been a guest instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and has published numerous articles for security trade journals. He has been a member of ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals since 1987. He served six years in the United States Air Force as Security Police - Security Specialist. Mr. Vale is a graduate of State University of New York, Plattsburgh.

CEO Compensation
  • Bob's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Bob's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the ClearStar management team in years:

3.5
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the ClearStar management team is about average.
Management Team

Bob Vale

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$509K
AGE
56
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Ken Dawson

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$297K
AGE
49
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Jennifer Balleza

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Traci Ivester

TITLE
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Nicolas Dufour

TITLE
Executive VP

Todd Shoulberg

TITLE
President of Medical Information Services
TENURE
4.5 yrs

Brad Carlson

TITLE
Chief Risk Officer
TENURE
1.7 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

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

5.9
Average Tenure
61
Average Age
  • The tenure for the ClearStar board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Barney Quinn

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$59K
AGE
66
TENURE
5.9 yrs

Bob Vale

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$509K
AGE
56
TENURE
5.9 yrs

Ken Dawson

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$297K
AGE
49
TENURE
5.9 yrs

Andre Schnabl

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$45K
AGE
71
TENURE
5.9 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
09. Aug 19 Buy Bernard Quinn Individual 08. Aug 19 09. Aug 19 31,110 £0.65 £19,738
19. Jun 19 Buy Samuel Schnabl Individual 18. Jun 19 19. Jun 19 29,000 £0.75 £21,230
05. Jun 19 Buy Todd Shoulberg Individual 04. Jun 19 04. Jun 19 8,600 £0.53 £4,558
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Management checks
We assess ClearStar'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. ClearStar 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.

News

Simply Wall St News

Is ClearStar, Inc.'s (LON:CLSU) CEO Being Overpaid?

Check out our latest analysis for ClearStar How Does Bob Vale's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under US$200m, and the median CEO total compensation was US$303k. … pays Bob Vale more than the median CEO remuneration at companies of a similar size, in the same market.

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Did ClearStar's (LON:CLSU) Share Price Deserve to Gain 44%?

See our latest analysis for ClearStar ClearStar isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. … The share price gain of 13% per year shows that the market is paying attention to this growth. … Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on GB exchanges.

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When Should You Buy ClearStar, Inc. (LON:CLSU)?

Given that ClearStar’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us an opportunity to buy later on. … CLSU’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. … Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

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How ClearStar, Inc. (LON:CLSU) Can Impact Your Portfolio Volatility

Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility). … A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market. … See our latest analysis for ClearStar What we can learn from CLSU's beta value Given that it has a beta of 0.81, we can surmise that the ClearStar share price has not been strongly impacted by broader market volatility (over the last 5 years).

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A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of ClearStar, Inc. (LON:CLSU)

(LON:CLSU) by estimating the company's future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … We assume companies with shrinking free cash flow will slow their rate of shrinkage, and that companies with growing free cash flow will see their growth rate slow, over this period. … A DCF is all about the idea that a dollar in the future is less valuable than a dollar today, and so the sum of these future cash flows is then discounted to today's value: 10-year free cash flow (FCF) forecast 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 Levered FCF ($, Millions) $0.30 $0.51 $0.75 $1.00 $1.25 $1.47 $1.65 $1.80 $1.92 Growth Rate Estimate Source Analyst x1 Est @ 68.41% Est @ 48.26% Est @ 34.15% Est @ 24.27% Est @ 17.36% Est @ 12.52% Est @ 9.13% Est @ 6.76% Present Value ($, Millions) Discounted @ 6.69% $0.26 $0.42 $0.58 $0.73 $0.85 $0.93 $0.98 $1.00 $1.00 Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= $6.75m "Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St We now need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows after this ten year period.

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Our Take On ClearStar, Inc.'s (LON:CLSU) CEO Salary

This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does Bob Vale's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … has a market cap of UK£21m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$492k.

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The ClearStar (LON:CLSU) Share Price Has Gained 52% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More

Given that ClearStar didn't make a profit in the last twelve months, we'll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. … Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth. … The share price gain of 15% per year shows that the market is paying attention to this growth.

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What Is ClearStar Inc's (LON:CLSU) Share Price Doing?

ClearStar Inc (LON:CLSU), a professional services company based in United States,. … As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value? … Let’s take a look at ClearStar’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists

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ClearStar Inc's (LON:CLSU) Profit Outlook

provides technology and services to the background check industry, supporting background screening companies, employers, and employees with their recruitment and employment application decisions. … In this article, I will touch on the expectations for CLSU’s growth and when analysts expect the company to become profitable … According to the industry analysts covering CLSU, breakeven is near.

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Top Growth Stocks To Buy Today

Investors seeking to increase their exposure to growth should consider companies such as ClearStar and Universe Group. … CLSU’s forecasted bottom line growth is an exceptional triple-digit, driven by the underlying double-digit sales growth of 24.53% over the next few years. … AIM:DIS Future Profit May 19th 18 For more financially robust companies with high growth potential to enhance your portfolio, explore this interactive list of fast growing companies.

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Company Info

Description

ClearStar, Inc. provides technology and services to the background check and medical screening industries in the United States. It primarily supports background screening companies, employers, and employees with their recruitment and employment application decisions and human capital management. The company provides employment intelligence to its clients through a suite of IT applications for day-to-day use in their business. Its IT suite consists of a collection of applications that utilizes data from approximately 3,000 sources ranging from résumés to records with local authorities. The company was formerly known as Compass Clarity, Inc. and changed its name to ClearStar, Inc. in September 2010. ClearStar, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Details
Name: ClearStar, Inc.
CLSU
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 1995
£14,181,531
36,362,900
Website: http://www.clearstar.net
Address: ClearStar, Inc.
6250 Shiloh Road,
Suite 300,
Alpharetta,
Georgia, 30005,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM CLSU Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 14. Jul 2015
BST 1CD Ordinary Shares Boerse-Stuttgart DE EUR 14. Jul 2015
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
0
ClearStar employees.
Industry
Human Resource and Employment Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/03 04:26
End of day share price update: 2020/04/02 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/02/10
Last earnings filing: 2019/09/18
Last earnings reported: 2019/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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.