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Genius Brands International

Nasdaq:GNUS
Snowflake Description

Overvalued with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
GNUS
Nasdaq
$7M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Consumer Durables
Company description

Genius Brands International, Inc., a content and brand management company, creates and licenses animated multimedia content for toddlers to tweens worldwide. The last earnings update was 139 days ago. More info.


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  • Genius Brands International has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
GNUS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0.8%
NasdaqCM:GNUS
13%
US Leisure
7.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-85.8%
NasdaqCM:GNUS
-25.5%
US Leisure
-10.4%
US Market
GNUS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Genius Brands International (GNUS) 0.8% 1.5% -1.1% -85.8% -93.3% -95.9%
US Leisure 13% -11% -30.3% -25.5% -35.7% -36.9%
US Market 7.2% -12.6% -19.4% -10.4% 8.3% 21%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • GNUS underperformed the Leisure industry which returned -25.5% over the past year.
  • GNUS underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -10.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility
GNUS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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GNUS Value

 Is Genius Brands International 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 Genius Brands International. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $0.2821.
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 Genius Brands International's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Genius Brands International's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:GNUS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $-1.47
NasdaqCM:GNUS Share Price ** NasdaqCM (2020-03-31) in USD $0.28
United States of America Leisure Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 15 Publicly-Listed Leisure Companies 12.9x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,938 Publicly-Listed Companies 13.11x

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

** Primary Listing of Genius Brands International.

NasdaqCM:GNUS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqCM:GNUS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 0.28 ÷ -1.47

-0.19x

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

  • Genius Brands International is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Leisure industry average.
  • Genius Brands International is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Genius Brands International's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:GNUS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.19x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Leisure Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Leisure Companies 0.93x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,007 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.01x

*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 Genius Brands International, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Genius Brands International's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:GNUS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $0.73
NasdaqCM:GNUS Share Price * NasdaqCM (2020-03-31) in USD $0.28
United States of America Leisure Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 26 Publicly-Listed Leisure Companies 2.14x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,134 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.27x
NasdaqCM:GNUS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqCM:GNUS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 0.28 ÷ 0.73

0.39x

* Primary Listing of Genius Brands International.

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

  • Genius Brands International is good value based on assets compared to the US Leisure industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Genius Brands International'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 Leisure 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 Leisure industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Genius Brands International has a total score of 1/6, 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.

GNUS Future Performance

 How is Genius Brands International expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

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 Genius Brands International 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 Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

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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
17.2%
Expected Leisure industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Genius Brands International expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Genius Brands International's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Genius Brands International's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Genius Brands International's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:GNUS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Leisure Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.2%
United States of America Leisure Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.3%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.2%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%

*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
NasdaqCM:GNUS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqCM:GNUS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
NasdaqCM:GNUS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 5 -7 -15
2019-06-30 3 -7 -13
2019-03-31 2 -8 -13
2018-12-31 1 -8 -9
2018-09-30 5 -8 -7
2018-06-30 5 -7 -6
2018-03-31 5 -6 -5
2017-12-31 5 -7 -5
2017-09-30 1 -7 -6
2017-06-30 1 -7 -6
2017-03-31 1 -7 -6
2016-12-31 1 -4 -6

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Genius Brands International is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Genius Brands International is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
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
NasdaqCM:GNUS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Genius Brands International Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:GNUS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
NasdaqCM:GNUS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 -1.47
2019-06-30 -1.33
2019-03-31 -1.41
2018-12-31 -1.07
2018-09-30 -0.82
2018-06-30 -0.77
2018-03-31 -0.74
2017-12-31 -0.81
2017-09-30 -1.08
2017-06-30 -1.26
2017-03-31 -1.39
2016-12-31 -1.59

*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 Genius Brands International will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of GNUS’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.
  2. Genius Brands International's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Consumer Durables companies here
  3. Genius Brands International's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Genius Brands International'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 States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America 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.
Genius Brands International has a total score of 0/6, 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.

GNUS Past Performance

  How has Genius Brands International performed over the past 5 years?

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 Genius Brands International's growth in the last year to its industry (Leisure).
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.
  • Genius Brands International does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Genius Brands International's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Genius Brands International's 1-year growth to the US Leisure industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Genius Brands International'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 Genius Brands International Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:GNUS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 5.45 -15.02 6.92
2019-06-30 2.51 -12.95 6.15
2019-03-31 2.12 -13.42 5.95
2018-12-31 0.99 -9.36 5.72
2018-09-30 5.38 -6.80 6.05
2018-06-30 5.11 -5.79 5.99
2018-03-31 5.23 -4.86 5.89
2017-12-31 5.34 -4.91 5.99
2017-09-30 0.87 -5.58 6.17
2017-06-30 0.73 -5.95 6.55
2017-03-31 0.71 -5.88 6.68
2016-12-31 0.87 -6.21 7.05
2016-09-30 0.85 -9.21 6.26
2016-06-30 1.01 -8.48 5.59
2016-03-31 0.96 -8.28 5.08
2015-12-31 0.91 -7.27 4.24
2015-09-30 0.92 -3.31 3.96
2015-06-30 0.96 -3.36 4.01
2015-03-31 1.05 -3.51 3.91
2014-12-31 0.93 -3.73 3.79
2014-09-30 1.70 -5.67 3.92 0.11
2014-06-30 1.59 -7.62 3.52 0.11
2014-03-31 2.00 -7.02 3.31 0.11
2013-12-31 2.56 -7.11 3.11 0.14
2013-09-30 3.83 -4.46 2.97 0.04
2013-06-30 5.25 -2.37 3.18 0.05

*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 Genius Brands International has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Genius Brands International has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Leisure industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Genius Brands International 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 Genius Brands International'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 Leisure 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.
Genius Brands International 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.

GNUS Health

 How is Genius Brands International'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 Genius Brands International's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Genius Brands International's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Genius Brands International's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Genius Brands International'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 not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.8x 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 Genius Brands International Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

NasdaqCM:GNUS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 8.74 6.10 0.63
2019-06-30 9.19 7.11 2.23
2019-03-31 10.77 7.13 3.63
2018-12-31 12.84 4.01 2.68
2018-09-30 16.28 3.20 5.07
2018-06-30 14.24 2.15 3.53
2018-03-31 15.59 2.69 6.22
2017-12-31 15.04 4.32 6.93
2017-09-30 10.37 3.50 2.25
2017-06-30 11.39 2.70 2.99
2017-03-31 12.46 2.65 4.23
2016-12-31 10.06 1.33 1.89
2016-09-30 11.56 0.24 3.64
2016-06-30 12.69 0.00 4.94
2016-03-31 13.07 0.41 5.89
2015-12-31 14.12 0.41 5.19
2015-09-30 11.32 0.41 2.15
2015-06-30 12.11 0.41 2.87
2015-03-31 13.09 0.41 3.96
2014-12-31 13.72 0.41 4.30
2014-09-30 14.60 0.41 5.17
2014-06-30 15.44 0.41 5.58
2014-03-31 11.10 0.42 0.99
2013-12-31 11.50 0.52 0.53
2013-09-30 -3.41 1.11 0.23
2013-06-30 -1.38 1.14 0.25
  • Genius Brands International's level of debt (69.8%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (2.8% vs 69.8% today).
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.

  • Genius Brands International has less than a year of cash runway based on current free cash flow.
  • Genius Brands International has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 28% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Genius Brands International'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. Genius Brands International has a total score of 0/6, 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.

GNUS Dividends

 What is Genius Brands International'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 Genius Brands International dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Genius Brands International 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 Genius Brands International's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Genius Brands International'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
NasdaqCM:GNUS 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 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Leisure Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 10 Stocks 3.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1946 Stocks 2.9%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.9%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.4%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

NasdaqCM:GNUS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Genius Brands International has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Genius Brands International's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Genius Brands International's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Genius Brands International 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 Genius Brands International's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.1%) - 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 Genius Brands International afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Genius Brands International 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.

GNUS Management

 What is the CEO of Genius Brands International'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
Andy Heyward
COMPENSATION $411,500
AGE 70
TENURE AS CEO 6.4 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Andrew A. Heyward, also known as Andy, has been the Chief Executive Officer at Genius Brands International, Inc. since November 15, 2013. Mr. Heyward has been the Executive Chairman of Genius Brands International, Inc. since December 9, 2013 and as its Director since November 15, 2013. He co-founded A Squared Entertainment LLC in 2009. He has been a Co-President and Chief Executive Officer of A Squared Entertainment (A2) LLC since 2009. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of A Squared Holdings, LLC. He is the Managing Partner of MarketspaceNext LLC. He is a multi-Emmy winning producer of children's entertainment. He serves as Senior Advisor of Marketspace LLC. Mr. Heyward served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cookie Jar Entertainment Holdings (USA), Inc. Mr. Heyward co-founded DIC Animation City in 1983 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until its sale in 1993 to Capital Cities/ ABC, Inc. which was eventually bought by The Walt Disney Company in 1995. Mr. Heyward ran the company while it was owned by The Walt Disney Company until 2000 when Mr. Heyward purchased DIC Entertainment L.P. and DIC Productions L.P, corporate successors to the DIC Animation City business, with the assistance of Bain Capital and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of their acquiring company DIC Entertainment Corporation, until he took the company public on the AIM. He sold the company in 2008. Some of his past work includes Inspector Gadget, Real Ghostbusters, Madeline, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Sonic the Hegdehog, Super Mario Brothers, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Hello Kitty, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego and GI Joe, among others. He served as the President of CBS News, a division of CBS Broadcasting Inc., from January 1996 to November 2005. Mr. Heyward served as an Executive Producer of 'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather' and Vice President of CBS News from October 1994 to January 1996. He served for 25 years at CBS News. He served at Medicalogic/Medscape Inc. He has been a Director of Synaptic Digital Inc. since November 2006. He serves as a Director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has been a Director of Synaptic Digital, Inc. since November 2006. He serves as a Director of Colgate University and Center for Communication, Inc. He serves as a Member of Board of Advisors at Simulmedia, Inc. He has been a Director of MarketWatch, Inc., since March 1998. Mr. Heyward serves on numerous industry and community boards including the Paley Center for Media, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Everyday Health, Inc. He served as a Director of Cookie Jar Entertainment Holdings (USA), Inc., and Medialink Worldwide, Inc. He received numerous industry distinctions including Emmy, Humanitas and EMA Awards. He is a recipient of the Kidscreen Hall of Fame, the Cartoons on the Bay Studio of the Year. Mr. Heyward gave the Commencement address in 2011 for the UCLA College of Humanities and was awarded the 2002 UCLA Alumni Association's Professional Achievement Award. He has received multiple Emmys and other awards for Children’s Entertainment. Mr. Heyward earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from UCLA and is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the National Academy of Television Arts and the Paley Center (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio). Mr. Heyward holds a B.A. Degree in History and Literature from Harvard University.

CEO Compensation
  • Andy's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Andy's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Genius Brands International management team in years:

2
Average Tenure
64.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Genius Brands International management team is about average.
Management Team

Andy Heyward

TITLE
Chairman of the Board & CEO
COMPENSATION
$412K
AGE
70
TENURE
6.4 yrs

Bob Denton

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$262K
AGE
59
TENURE
2 yrs

Michael Jaffa

TITLE
Senior VP of Business Affairs
COMPENSATION
$262K
AGE
53
TENURE
2 yrs

Margaret Loesch

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$18K
AGE
73
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Jamie Buono-Sikorski

TITLE
Vice President of Marketing
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Lloyd Mintz

TITLE
Senior VP & Head of Worldwide Consumer Products

Caroline Tyre

TITLE
Senior Vice President of International Distribution
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Jon Ollwerther

TITLE
EVP, Global Brand & Business Development
TENURE
0.2 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Genius Brands International board of directors in years:

6.2
Average Tenure
71
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Genius Brands International board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Andy Heyward

TITLE
Chairman of the Board & CEO
COMPENSATION
$412K
AGE
70
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Margaret Loesch

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$18K
AGE
73
TENURE
5.1 yrs

Lynne Segall

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$18K
AGE
66
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Tony Thomopoulos

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$18K
AGE
80
TENURE
6.2 yrs

Patrick Hallren

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$20K
AGE
58
TENURE
5.9 yrs

Gray Davis

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$20K
AGE
76
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Michael Klein

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$13K
AGE
71
TENURE
1.1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
03. Oct 19 Buy Andrew Heyward Individual 02. Oct 19 02. Oct 19 1,000,000 $0.76 $760,000
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Management checks
We assess Genius Brands International'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. Genius Brands International 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.

GNUS News

Simply Wall St News

Do Institutions Own Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNUS) Shares?

As Charlie Munger said 'Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.' Genius Brands International is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$8.5m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. … View our latest analysis for Genius Brands International NasdaqCM:GNUS Ownership Summary, August 5th 2019 What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Genius Brands International? … Insider Ownership Of Genius Brands International The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count.

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Did Changing Sentiment Drive Genius Brands International's (NASDAQ:GNUS) Share Price Down A Painful 84%?

View our latest analysis for Genius Brands International Given that Genius Brands International 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. … In the last half decade, Genius Brands International saw its revenue increase by 27% per year. … A Different Perspective While the broader market gained around 7.6% in the last year, Genius Brands International shareholders lost 37%.

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What Type Of Shareholder Owns Genius Brands International, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:GNUS)?

A look at the shareholders of Genius Brands International, Inc. … Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. … Genius Brands International is not a large company by global standards.

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The Genius Brands International Share Price Is Down 81% So Some Shareholders Are Rather Upset

Genius Brands International isn't yet profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. … When a company doesn't yet make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. … Over five years, Genius Brands International grew its revenue at 21% per year.

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Have Insiders Been Buying Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNUS) Shares?

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Genius Brands International, Inc. … But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. … Genius Brands International Insider Transactions Over The Last Year.

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Does Genius Brands International Inc's (NASDAQ:GNUS) CEO Pay Reflect Performance?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … How Does Andy Heyward's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … According to our data, Genius Brands International Inc has a market capitalization of US$22m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$361k

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Who Are The Major Shareholders In Genius Brands International Inc (NASDAQ:GNUS)?

In this article, I will take a quick look at Genius Brands International Inc’s (NASDAQ:GNUS) recent ownership structure – an unconventional investing subject, but an important one. … Ownership structure of a company has been found to affect share performance over time. … Check out our latest analysis for Genius Brands International

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When Can We Expect A Profit From Genius Brands International Inc (NASDAQ:GNUS)?

Genius Brands International, Inc., a content and brand management company, creates and licenses animated multimedia content for toddlers to tweens worldwide. … The US$26.40m market-cap company’s loss lessens since it announced a -US$4.91m bottom-line in the full financial year, compared to the latest trailing-twelve-month loss of -US$4.86m, as it approaches breakeven? … View out our latest analysis for Genius Brands International

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Is Genius Brands International Inc's (NASDAQ:GNUS) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?

Given that GNUS is not presently profitable, it’s crucial to evaluate the current state of its operations and pathway to profitability. … Does GNUS generate enough cash through operations? … Over the past year, GNUS has ramped up its debt from US$1.33M to US$4.32M , which is made up of current and long term debt.

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What Does Genius Brands International Inc's (NASDAQ:GNUS) Ownership Structure Look Like?

This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power in deciding on major policy decisions such as executive compensation, appointment of directors and acquisitions of businesses. … Private Company Ownership Another important group of owners for potential investors in GNUS are private companies that hold a stake of 12.08% in GNUS. … Thus, investors should dig deeper into GNUS's business relations with these companies and how it can affect shareholder returns in the long-term.Next Steps: I suggest investors seek some degree of margin of safety due to high institutional ownership in GNUS, in particular due to the strong presence of active hedge fund investors.

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GNUS Company Info

Description

Genius Brands International, Inc., a content and brand management company, creates and licenses animated multimedia content for toddlers to tweens worldwide. The company offers Rainbow Rangers, an animated series about the adventures of seven magical girls; Llama Llama, an animated series; SpacePop is a music and fashion driven animated property; Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, a STEM-based comedy adventure series; and Warren Buffet’s Secret Millionaire’s Club, an animated series for kids. It also develops animated series, such as Superhero Kindergarten and Baby Genius. In addition, the company acts as a licensing agent for Llama Llama. It serves various customers and partners, including broadcasters, consumer products licensees, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. The company was formerly known as Pacific Entertainment Corporation and changed its name to Genius Brands International, Inc. in October 2011. Genius Brands International, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.

Details
Name: Genius Brands International, Inc.
GNUS
Exchange: NasdaqCM
Founded: 2006
$7,068,870
25,049,152
Website: http://www.gnusbrands.com
Address: Genius Brands International, Inc.
190 North Canon Drive,
4th Floor,
Beverly Hills,
California, 90210,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqCM GNUS Common Stock Nasdaq Capital Market US USD 01. Sep 2009
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
24
Genius Brands International employees.
Industry
Leisure Products
Consumer Durables
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/01 02:47
End of day share price update: 2020/03/31 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/01
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/14
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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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.