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Professional Diversity Network

Nasdaq:IPDN
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
IPDN
Nasdaq
$8M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Media
Company description

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. operates online professional networking communities with career resources in the United States. The last earnings update was 97 days ago. More info.


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  • Professional Diversity Network has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
IPDN Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
NasdaqCM:IPDN
-2%
US Interactive Media and Services
-1.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-27.8%
NasdaqCM:IPDN
25.3%
US Interactive Media and Services
17.9%
US Market
IPDN Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Professional Diversity Network (IPDN) 0% 0% 0% -27.8% -92.1% -97.6%
US Interactive Media and Services -2% -0.9% 10% 25.3% 61.8% 126.2%
US Market -1.1% 1.4% 6.9% 17.9% 38.3% 53%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • IPDN underperformed the Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 25.3% over the past year.
  • IPDN underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 17.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
IPDN
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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Value

 Is Professional Diversity Network 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 Professional Diversity Network. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $0.91.
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 Professional Diversity Network's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Professional Diversity Network's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:IPDN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $-1.17
NasdaqCM:IPDN Share Price ** NasdaqCM (2019-11-26) in USD $0.91
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 29 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 21.8x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,891 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.19x

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

** Primary Listing of Professional Diversity Network.

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

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

= 0.91 ÷ -1.17

-0.78x

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

  • Professional Diversity Network is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
  • Professional Diversity Network 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 Professional Diversity Network's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:IPDN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.78x
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 Interactive Media and Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 1.67x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 1,989 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.62x

*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 Professional Diversity Network, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Professional Diversity Network's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:IPDN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $0.40
NasdaqCM:IPDN Share Price * NasdaqCM (2019-11-26) in USD $0.91
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 65 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 3.09x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,103 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.79x
NasdaqCM:IPDN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 0.91 ÷ 0.40

2.28x

* Primary Listing of Professional Diversity Network.

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

  • Professional Diversity Network is good value based on assets compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Professional Diversity Network'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 Interactive Media and 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 Interactive Media and Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Professional Diversity Network 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.

Future Performance

 How is Professional Diversity Network 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 Professional Diversity Network 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
14.9%
Expected Interactive Media and Services industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Professional Diversity Network expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Professional Diversity Network's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Professional Diversity Network's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Professional Diversity Network's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:IPDN Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.9%
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.7%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.1%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.6%

*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:IPDN Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 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:IPDN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 6 -4 -6
2019-06-30 7 -4 -13
2019-03-31 7 -4 -14
2018-12-31 8 -5 -15
2018-09-30 12 -4 -15
2018-06-30 13 -5 -10
2018-03-31 14 -5 -20
2017-12-31 16 -6 -22
2017-09-30 16 -11 -18
2017-06-30 20 -9 -17
2017-03-31 23 -10 -6
2016-12-31 26 -7 -4

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Professional Diversity Network is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Professional Diversity Network 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:IPDN Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Professional Diversity Network Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:IPDN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 -1.17
2019-06-30 -2.56
2019-03-31 -2.91
2018-12-31 -3.18
2018-09-30 -3.51
2018-06-30 -2.54
2018-03-31 -5.13
2017-12-31 -5.50
2017-09-30 -4.86
2017-06-30 -5.32
2017-03-31 -2.14
2016-12-31 -1.98

*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 Professional Diversity Network will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine Professional Diversity Network's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. Professional Diversity Network'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 Media companies here
  3. Professional Diversity Network'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 Professional Diversity Network'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.
Professional Diversity Network 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.

Past Performance

  How has Professional Diversity Network 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 Professional Diversity Network's growth in the last year to its industry (Interactive Media and 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.
  • Professional Diversity Network does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Professional Diversity Network's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Professional Diversity Network's 1-year growth to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Professional Diversity Network'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 Professional Diversity Network Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:IPDN 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 6.15 -6.44 8.78
2019-06-30 6.69 -12.79 9.57
2019-03-31 7.49 -13.89 10.68
2018-12-31 8.45 -14.57 11.99
2018-09-30 11.79 -15.27 12.85
2018-06-30 12.94 -10.40 14.40
2018-03-31 14.48 -20.48 16.08
2017-12-31 16.08 -21.58 18.88
2017-09-30 16.29 -17.75 20.73
2017-06-30 19.60 -16.70 22.49
2017-03-31 22.79 -5.59 23.90
2016-12-31 26.23 -4.11 24.65
2016-09-30 28.72 -7.34 28.39
2016-06-30 31.27 -38.18 31.19
2016-03-31 34.82 -38.15 34.40
2015-12-31 38.18 -38.26 37.97
2015-09-30 37.81 -36.40 38.95
2015-06-30 30.48 -5.23 31.71
2015-03-31 21.11 -4.94 23.66
2014-12-31 11.64 -3.66 14.43
2014-09-30 5.00 -2.24 5.78
2014-06-30 4.41 -1.54 5.28
2014-03-31 4.35 -1.22 5.05
2013-12-31 4.03 -1.08 4.59
2013-09-30 4.29 -0.31 3.98
2013-06-30 5.02 0.26 3.61
2013-03-31 5.56 0.86 3.04

*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 Professional Diversity Network has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Professional Diversity Network has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Professional Diversity Network 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 Professional Diversity Network'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 Interactive Media and 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.
Professional Diversity Network 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 Professional Diversity Network'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 Professional Diversity Network's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Professional Diversity Network is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Professional Diversity Network's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Professional Diversity Network'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 20.7x 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 Professional Diversity Network Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

NasdaqCM:IPDN Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 3.56 0.28 4.86
2019-06-30 -0.73 0.20 1.18
2019-03-31 -1.87 0.50 0.79
2018-12-31 -1.11 0.50 1.44
2018-09-30 2.54 0.00 1.65
2018-06-30 9.63 0.00 2.67
2018-03-31 9.95 0.00 2.74
2017-12-31 10.30 0.00 2.93
2017-09-30 14.66 0.00 2.82
2017-06-30 17.01 0.00 4.95
2017-03-31 29.01 0.00 5.56
2016-12-31 28.78 0.00 6.07
2016-09-30 18.07 1.27 0.52
2016-06-30 20.90 0.78 1.29
2016-03-31 21.26 0.45 1.95
2015-12-31 20.19 0.45 2.57
2015-09-30 26.38 0.51 4.63
2015-06-30 56.14 0.53 6.43
2015-03-31 52.22 1.80 5.81
2014-12-31 53.64 1.83 6.72
2014-09-30 55.09 0.43 11.06
2014-06-30 19.75 0.00 17.49
2014-03-31 20.24 0.00 18.33
2013-12-31 20.50 0.00 18.74
2013-09-30 21.06 0.00 19.81
2013-06-30 21.33 0.00 20.39
2013-03-31 21.52 0.00 20.77
  • Professional Diversity Network's level of debt (7.9%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0.8% vs 7.9% 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.

  • Professional Diversity Network has sufficient cash runway for 1.2 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Professional Diversity Network has sufficient cash runway for 1.1 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 3.5% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Professional Diversity Network'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. Professional Diversity Network has a total score of 5/6, 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 Professional Diversity Network'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 Professional Diversity Network dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Professional Diversity Network 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 Professional Diversity Network's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Professional Diversity Network'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:IPDN 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
Global Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 42 Stocks 0.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1959 Stocks 2.3%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Professional Diversity Network has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Professional Diversity Network's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Professional Diversity Network's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Professional Diversity Network 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 Professional Diversity Network's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - 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 Professional Diversity Network afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Professional Diversity Network 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 Professional Diversity Network'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
Adam He
COMPENSATION $14,000
AGE 46
TENURE AS CEO 0.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Xin He, also known as Adam, has been Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. since November 15, 2019 and Chief Financial Officer since March 11, 2019 and serves as its Secretary. Mr. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of iFresh Inc. since April 1, 2018 until December 31, 2018. Mr. He has been Deputy General Manager of the financial department of Wanda Group since May 2012. He served as Interim Chief Financial Officer at Professional Diversity Network, Inc. since January 1, 2017. He served as a Deputy Chief Financial Officer at AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. and AMC Entertainment Inc., since August 2012 to February 2015. He served as Financial Controller of Xinyuan Real Estate Co., from December 2010 to May 2012. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Wanda America Investment Holding Co. since May 2012. He served as Chief Financial Officer of China Transportation International Holdings Group Limited from September 2009 to November 2010 and its Treasurer from April 2010 to May 25, 2011. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and a Treasurer at China Ding Cheng Science Holdings Co., Ltd. From August 2009 to December 2010, Mr. He served as Chief Financial Officer of China International Transportation Holding Group, a shipping and logistics company. Mr. He served as an Auditor for Ernst & Young LLP in New York City from September 2008 to April 2009. From May 2002 to August 2008, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Chinatex America Holding Corp. at New York. He served as Financial Manager of Chinatex Corporation from 1997 to 2008 and Accounting Manager of China Aeronautic Architecture Company from 1993 to 1997. He has been the Chairman of China Transportation International's operating affiliate, Yiyang Group, since August 2009. He served as a Director of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. since January 22, 2018 until March 11, 2019. He served as an Independent Director of Energy Focus, Inc. from July 15, 2014 to July 22, 2015. He served as a Director at iFresh Inc. from November 12, 2017 to March 30, 2018. He is a member of the Financial Executives International and vice chair of the China General Chamber of Commerce Chicago. Mr. He has Master of Science in Taxation from Central University of Finance and Economics in the PRC and a Master of Science from Seton Hall University in the United States. Mr. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. He is a member of the AICPA, CICPA and CCTAA.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Adam to compare compensation growth.
  • Adam'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 Professional Diversity Network management team in years:

6.4
Average Tenure
44
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Professional Diversity Network management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Adam He

TITLE
Interim CEO
COMPENSATION
$14K
AGE
46
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Joseph Bzdyl

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Operations
AGE
37

Chad Hoersten

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
AGE
42
TENURE
12.1 yrs

Gary Abbott

TITLE
Investor Relations Professional

Mike Hall

TITLE
Executive Vice President
AGE
69
TENURE
6.4 yrs

Michael Polyviou

TITLE
Investor Relations

Assad Jason

TITLE
Investor Relations
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Professional Diversity Network board of directors in years:

1.5
Average Tenure
58.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Professional Diversity Network board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Adam He

TITLE
Interim CEO
COMPENSATION
$14K
AGE
46
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Howard Zhang

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$7K
AGE
52
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Mike Belsky

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$12K
AGE
61
TENURE
2.1 yrs

Haibin Gong

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$3K
AGE
62
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Lida Fang

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$3K
AGE
60
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Courtney Shea

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
57
TENURE
0.9 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
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Management checks
We assess Professional Diversity Network'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. Professional Diversity Network 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

If You Had Bought Professional Diversity Network (NASDAQ:IPDN) Stock Five Years Ago, You'd Be Sitting On A 97% Loss, Today

In the last five years Professional Diversity Network saw its revenue shrink by 4.1% per year. … The share price fall of 51% (per year, over five years) is a stern reminder that money-losing companies are expected to grow revenue. … NasdaqCM:IPDN Income Statement, August 15th 2019 If you are thinking of buying or selling Professional Diversity Network stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.

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What Investors Should Know About Professional Diversity Network, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:IPDN) Financial Strength

However, it also faces higher cost of capital given interest cost is generally lower than equity. … Is IPDN right in choosing financial flexibility over lower cost of capital … There are well-known benefits of including debt in capital structure, primarily a lower cost of capital.

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What does Professional Diversity Network Inc's (NASDAQ:IPDN) Balance Sheet Tell Us About Its Future?

Professional Diversity Network Inc (NASDAQ:IPDN), which has zero-debt on its balance sheet, can maximize capital returns by increasing debt due to its lower cost of capital. … However, the trade-off is IPDN will have to follow strict debt obligations which will reduce its financial flexibility. … Is financial flexibility worth the lower cost of capital

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What Kind Of Risk Should You Expect For Professional Diversity Network Inc (NASDAQ:IPDN)?

A popular measure of market risk for a stock is its beta, and the market as a whole represents a beta value of one. … Professional Diversity Network has a beta of 3.03, which means that the percentage change in its stock value will be higher than the entire market in times of booms and busts. … An asset-heavy company tends to have a higher beta because the risk associated with running fixed assets during a downturn is highly expensive.

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Dilution Ahead For Professional Diversity Network Inc (NASDAQ:IPDN) Shareholders?

Looking at Professional Diversity Network’s latest financial data, I will gauge when the company may run out of cash and need to raise more money. … View our latest analysis for Professional Diversity Network What is cash burn? … Not surprisingly, if Professional Diversity Network continues to ramp up expenditure at this rate for the upcoming year, it’ll likely need to come to market within the next few months, given the its current level of cash reserves.

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Who Are The Major Shareholders Of Professional Diversity Network Inc (NASDAQ:IPDN)?

Check out our latest analysis for Professional Diversity Network NasdaqCM:IPDN Ownership_summary Apr 10th 18 Institutional Ownership Institutional investors are one of the largest group of market participants and their buy-sell decisions on a company's stock can significantly impact prices, more so, when there are relatively small amounts of shares available on the market to trade. … Private Company Ownership Another important group of owners for potential investors in IPDN are private companies that hold a stake of 52.96% in IPDN. … Thus, potential investors should look into these business relations and check how it can impact long-term shareholder returns.Next Steps: Institutional ownership level and composition in IPDN is not high nor active enough to significantly impact its investment thesis.

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With A -148.83% Earnings Drop, Is Professional Diversity Network Inc's (NASDAQ:IPDN) A Concern?

After reading Professional Diversity Network Inc's (NASDAQ:IPDN) most recent earnings announcement (30 September 2017), I found it useful to look back at how the company has performed in the past and compare this against the latest numbers. … View our latest analysis for Professional Diversity Network Commentary On IPDN's Past Performance I prefer to use the ‘latest twelve-month’ data, which either annualizes the most recent 6-month earnings update, or in some cases, the most recent annual report is already the latest available financial data. … For Professional Diversity Network, its latest trailing-twelve-month earnings is -US$18.25M, which compared to the previous year's figure, has become more negative.

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Why You Need To Look At This Factor Before Buying Professional Diversity Network Inc (NASDAQ:IPDN)

According to this value of beta, IPDN may be a stock for investors with a portfolio mainly made up of low-beta stocks. … A market capitalisation of $14.59M puts IPDN in the category of small-cap stocks, which tends to possess higher beta than larger companies. … However, this is the opposite to what IPDN’s actual beta value suggests, which is higher stock volatility relative to the market.

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Should You Buy Professional Diversity Network Inc (NASDAQ:IPDN) For This Reason?

Looking at Professional Diversity Network’s latest financial data, I will gauge when the company may run out of cash and need to raise more money. … NasdaqCM:IPDN Income Statement Jan 11th 18 When will Professional Diversity Network need to raise more cash? … My cash burn analysis suggests that, if Professional Diversity Network continues to spend its cash reserves at this current high rate, it’ll have to raise capital within the upcoming months, which may be a surprise to some shareholders.

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With -23.2% Earnings Drop Lately, Did Professional Diversity Network Inc (IPDN) Underperform Its Industry?

After looking at Professional Diversity Network Inc's (NASDAQ:IPDN) latest earnings announcement (30 September 2017), I found it useful to revisit the company's performance in the past couple of years and assess this against the most recent figures. … For the most up-to-date info, I use data from the most recent 12 months, which annualizes the latest 6-month earnings release, or some times, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial data. … Professional Diversity Network's latest earnings -$18.3M, which, in comparison to last year’s figure, has become more negative.

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Company Info

Description

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. operates online professional networking communities with career resources in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Professional Diversity Network, National Association of Professional Women, and Noble Voice Operations. It serves various cultural groups, such as women; Hispanic-Americans; African-Americans; Asian-Americans; disabled; military professionals; lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders; and students and graduates. The company offers single and multiple job postings, recruitment media, talent recruitment communities, corporate memberships, and hiring campaign marketing and advertising, as well as e-newsletter marketing, research, and outreach services. It also provides consumer advertising and consumer marketing solutions through advertising and job postings on its Websites. The company serves federal, state, and local governments, as well as companies and contractors that serve governmental entities; small and medium sized businesses; and large enterprises. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 10,266,000 registered users. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Professional Diversity Network, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cosmic Forward Limited.

Details
Name: Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
IPDN
Exchange: NasdaqCM
Founded: 2003
$8,129,139
8,933,120
Website: http://www.prodivnet.com
Address: Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
801 West Adams Street,
Suite 600,
Chicago,
Illinois, 60607,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqCM IPDN Common Shares Nasdaq Capital Market US USD 05. Mar 2013
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
87
Professional Diversity Network employees.
Industry
Interactive Media and Services
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/02/24 00:37
End of day share price update: 2019/11/26 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/19
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
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.