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QuinStreet

Nasdaq:QNST
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
QNST
Nasdaq
$363M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Media
Company description

QuinStreet, Inc., an Internet performance marketing company, provides customer acquisition services for its clients in the United States and internationally. The last earnings update was 56 days ago. More info.


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  • QuinStreet has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
QNST Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-4.5%
NasdaqGS:QNST
-3.5%
US Interactive Media and Services
-4.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-48.6%
NasdaqGS:QNST
-13.8%
US Interactive Media and Services
-14.9%
US Market
QNST Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
QuinStreet (QNST) -4.5% -43.8% -53.7% -48.6% 80.7% 21.8%
US Interactive Media and Services -3.5% -18.1% -22.4% -13.8% 17.2% 66%
US Market -4.1% -19.1% -23.4% -14.9% 3.5% 14.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • QNST underperformed the Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -13.8% over the past year.
  • QNST underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -14.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
QNST
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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QNST Value

 Is QuinStreet 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
Here we compare the current share price of QuinStreet to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for QuinStreet.

NasdaqGS:QNST Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 1.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:QNST
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 1.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Interactive Media and Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.03
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.03 (1 + (1- 21%) (4.09%))
1.042
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.04
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.74% + (1.042 * 5.44%)
7.41%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:QNST using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for QuinStreet is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

Note: Free cash flow to equity valuations ignore the company's cash or debt.

NasdaqGS:QNST DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.41%)
2020 35.26 Analyst x1 32.83
2021 46.88 Analyst x2 40.63
2022 52.00 Analyst x1 41.96
2023 63.00 Analyst x1 47.33
2024 76.00 Analyst x1 53.16
2025 85.20 Est @ 12.1% 55.49
2026 92.86 Est @ 8.99% 56.30
2027 99.19 Est @ 6.82% 55.99
2028 104.44 Est @ 5.29% 54.89
2029 108.85 Est @ 4.23% 53.27
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $491.00
NasdaqGS:QNST DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $108.85 × (1 + 1.74%) ÷ (7.41% – 1.74%)
$1,953.62
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $1,953.62 ÷ (1 + 7.41%)10
$955.96
NasdaqGS:QNST Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $491.00 + $955.96
$1,446.96
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $1,446.96 / 51.70
$27.99
NasdaqGS:QNST Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $27.99
Current discount Discount to share price of $7.03
= -1 x ($7.03 - $27.99) / $27.99
74.9%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price QuinStreet is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is $7.03 vs Future cash flow value of $27.99
Current Discount Checks
For QuinStreet to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • QuinStreet's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • QuinStreet's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
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 QuinStreet's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are QuinStreet's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:QNST PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $0.14
NasdaqGS:QNST Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2020-04-02) in USD $7.03
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 30 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 23.32x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,944 Publicly-Listed Companies 12.5x

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

** Primary Listing of QuinStreet.

NasdaqGS:QNST PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:QNST Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 7.03 ÷ 0.14

50.55x

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

  • QuinStreet is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
  • QuinStreet is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does QuinStreet's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:QNST PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 50.55x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts
67.1%per year
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 1.46x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,008 Publicly-Listed Companies 0.91x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:QNST PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 50.55x ÷ 67.1%

0.75x

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

  • QuinStreet is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on QuinStreet's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:QNST PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $4.53
NasdaqGS:QNST Share Price * NasdaqGS (2020-04-02) in USD $7.03
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 60 Publicly-Listed Interactive Media and Services Companies 1.68x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,142 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.22x
NasdaqGS:QNST PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:QNST Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 7.03 ÷ 4.53

1.55x

* Primary Listing of QuinStreet.

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

  • QuinStreet is good value based on assets compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess QuinStreet'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. QuinStreet has a total score of 4/6, 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.

QNST Future Performance

 How is QuinStreet expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 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
67.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is QuinStreet expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • QuinStreet's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • QuinStreet's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • QuinStreet's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:QNST Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:QNST Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts 67.1%
NasdaqGS:QNST Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 6 Analysts 10.6%
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14%
United States of America Interactive Media and Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.1%
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 7.1%

*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
NasdaqGS:QNST Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:QNST Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2024-06-30
2023-06-30
2022-06-30 632 58 2
2021-06-30 565 55 31 6
2020-06-30 512 40 17 6
2020-04-03
NasdaqGS:QNST Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-12-31 483 35 7
2019-09-30 469 37 58
2019-06-30 455 38 62
2019-03-31 445 41 64
2018-12-31 446 40 71
2018-09-30 430 35 20
2018-06-30 404 27 16
2018-03-31 374 26 9
2017-12-31 336 26 3
2017-09-30 314 20 -7
2017-06-30 300 19 -12
2017-03-31 297 9 -14

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • QuinStreet's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • QuinStreet's revenue is expected to grow by 10.6% 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
NasdaqGS:QNST Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from QuinStreet Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:QNST Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2024-06-30
2023-06-30
2022-06-30 0.89 1.06 0.71 2.00
2021-06-30 0.51 0.68 0.39 5.00
2020-06-30 0.31 0.34 0.27 4.00
2020-04-03
NasdaqGS:QNST Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-12-31 0.14
2019-09-30 1.16
2019-06-30 1.26
2019-03-31 1.32
2018-12-31 1.47
2018-09-30 0.42
2018-06-30 0.34
2018-03-31 0.20
2017-12-31 0.06
2017-09-30 -0.16
2017-06-30 -0.27
2017-03-31 -0.31

*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 QuinStreet will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess QuinStreet'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.
QuinStreet has a total score of 4/6, 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.

QNST Past Performance

  How has QuinStreet 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 QuinStreet'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.
  • QuinStreet has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • QuinStreet's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • QuinStreet's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
QuinStreet'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 QuinStreet Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:QNST Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-12-31 482.90 7.04 31.40 12.98
2019-09-30 468.90 58.32 30.64 12.58
2019-06-30 455.15 62.48 29.89 12.33
2019-03-31 444.71 64.49 37.42 12.59
2018-12-31 446.41 70.66 29.16 13.42
2018-09-30 429.81 19.78 28.94 13.90
2018-06-30 404.36 15.93 28.41 13.81
2018-03-31 374.37 9.14 27.97 13.44
2017-12-31 335.65 2.60 26.56 12.90
2017-09-30 313.77 -7.19 25.41 12.74
2017-06-30 299.79 -12.21 25.12 13.48
2017-03-31 297.37 -14.17 25.83 14.35
2016-12-31 299.40 -18.02 26.81 15.41
2016-09-30 298.76 -16.63 27.97 15.94
2016-06-30 297.71 -19.42 28.81 16.43
2016-03-31 289.51 -21.12 29.68 16.60
2015-12-31 283.61 -21.07 30.61 17.04
2015-09-30 285.34 -20.09 30.93 17.44
2015-06-30 282.14 -20.01 31.37 17.95
2015-03-31 278.78 -113.74 32.81 18.61
2014-12-31 275.33 -113.20 32.79 18.81
2014-09-30 274.78 -151.75 33.42 19.35
2014-06-30 282.55 -146.40 33.43 19.55
2014-03-31 290.70 -49.22 32.25 19.55
2013-12-31 297.83 -48.71 32.16 19.59
2013-09-30 303.44 -68.17 31.60 19.31
2013-06-30 305.10 -67.37 30.93 19.05

*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.
  • QuinStreet has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • QuinStreet used its assets less efficiently than the US Interactive Media and Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • QuinStreet has become profitable over the past 3 years. This is considered to be a significant improvement in its use of capital (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess QuinStreet'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.
QuinStreet has a total score of 2/6, 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.

QNST Health

 How is QuinStreet'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 QuinStreet's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • QuinStreet is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • QuinStreet's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of QuinStreet'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 8.4988554468013E+16x 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 QuinStreet Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NasdaqGS:QNST Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-12-31 233.87 0.00 76.12
2019-09-30 228.09 0.00 70.52
2019-06-30 222.83 0.00 62.52
2019-03-31 214.25 0.00 67.00
2018-12-31 211.21 0.00 62.45
2018-09-30 153.03 0.00 70.52
2018-06-30 148.33 0.00 64.70
2018-03-31 133.67 0.00 47.09
2017-12-31 124.91 0.00 42.41
2017-09-30 121.14 0.00 50.37
2017-06-30 118.08 0.00 49.57
2017-03-31 118.32 0.00 41.74
2016-12-31 116.61 0.00 37.50
2016-09-30 123.51 15.00 53.57
2016-06-30 124.75 15.00 53.71
2016-03-31 125.78 15.05 54.80
2015-12-31 126.61 15.05 50.75
2015-09-30 130.71 15.05 60.66
2015-06-30 135.59 15.05 60.47
2015-03-31 137.96 64.97 114.10
2014-12-31 138.85 69.85 115.89
2014-09-30 141.93 73.56 115.88
2014-06-30 145.15 77.89 122.81
2014-03-31 239.96 81.94 120.05
2013-12-31 240.14 86.15 122.49
2013-09-30 280.78 90.47 126.66
2013-06-30 278.90 93.33 127.96
  • QuinStreet's level of debt (0%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (50.3% vs 0% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1.9458365140007E+18%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 37.8x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess QuinStreet'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. QuinStreet has a total score of 6/6, 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.

QNST Dividends

 What is QuinStreet'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 QuinStreet dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of QuinStreet 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 QuinStreet's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate QuinStreet'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
NasdaqGS:QNST 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 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Global Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 43 Stocks 0.5%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1941 Stocks 3.1%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

NasdaqGS:QNST Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2024-06-30
2023-06-30
2022-06-30
2021-06-30
2020-06-30
2020-04-03

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

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

QNST Management

 What is the CEO of QuinStreet'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
Doug Valenti
COMPENSATION $3,392,750
AGE 59
TENURE AS CEO 20.8 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Douglas Valenti, also known as Doug, founded QuinStreet, Inc. in 1999 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since July 1999. Mr. Valenti served as the President of QuinStreet Inc. Prior to QuinStreet, he was a Partner at Rosewood Capital for five years, as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company for three years and engagement manager McKinsey & Company, Inc., a Manager with The Procter & Gamble Company and a nuclear submarine officer in the United States Navy. He was decorated nuclear submarine officer and qualified submarine warfare specialist (gold dolphins) for the U.S. Navy for five years. Mr. Valenti has been the Chairman of QuinStreet, Inc. since March 2004 and as its Director since July 1999. He has over twenty years of outstanding experience and achievement. He has undergone U.S. Navy postgraduate nuclear engineering program. Mr. Valenti received BS degree from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and was named Georgia Tech Outstanding Senior in 1982 and Master's in Business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

CEO Compensation
  • Doug's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
  • Doug's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the QuinStreet management team in years:

6
Average Tenure
46
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the QuinStreet management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Doug Valenti

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
59
TENURE
20.8 yrs

Gregory Wong

TITLE
Senior VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
46
TENURE
6.6 yrs

Nina Bhanap

TITLE
CTO and President of Product & Technology
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
46
TENURE
10.8 yrs

Brett Moses

TITLE
Senior VP & Category Head of Financial Services
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
42
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Andreja Stevanovic

TITLE
Senior VP & Category Head of Financial Services
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
42
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Erica Abrams

TITLE
Investor Relations Contact

Marty Collins

TITLE
Chief Legal & Privacy Officer
COMPENSATION
$563K
AGE
55
TENURE
6 yrs

Tim Stevens

TITLE
Senior Vice President
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
52
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Peter Brooks

TITLE
Senior Vice President
COMPENSATION
$544K
AGE
46
TENURE
7.8 yrs

Bill Bradley

TITLE
COMPENSATION
$150K
AGE
76
TENURE
4.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

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

6.2
Average Tenure
57.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the QuinStreet board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Doug Valenti

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
59
TENURE
16.1 yrs

Greg Sands

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$170K
AGE
53
TENURE
20.8 yrs

Jim Simons

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$159K
AGE
56
TENURE
20.8 yrs

Robin Josephs

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$187K
AGE
59
TENURE
6.9 yrs

Stuart Huizinga

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$180K
AGE
56
TENURE
5 yrs

David Pauldine

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$160K
AGE
62
TENURE
5.5 yrs

Andy Sheehan

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$153K
AGE
61
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Matthew Glickman

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$164K
AGE
53
TENURE
3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
14. Jun 19 Sell Andrew Sheehan Individual 12. Jun 19 12. Jun 19 -7,500 $16.10 $-120,750
17. May 19 Sell Andrew Sheehan Individual 16. May 19 16. May 19 -13,888 $15.74 $-218,597
16. May 19 Sell Tippet Venture Partners, L.P. Company 14. May 19 15. May 19 -100,000 $15.41 $-1,524,677
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Management checks
We assess QuinStreet'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. QuinStreet 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.

QNST News

Simply Wall St News

A Sliding Share Price Has Us Looking At QuinStreet, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:QNST) P/E Ratio

One way to gauge market expectations of a stock is to look at its Price to Earnings Ratio (PE Ratio). … Hypothetically, a company could reduce its future P/E ratio by spending its cash (or taking on debt) to achieve higher earnings. … Spending on growth might be good or bad a few years later, but the point is that the P/E ratio does not account for the option (or lack thereof).

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Here's Why I Think QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST) Might Deserve Your Attention Today

View our latest analysis for QuinStreet How Fast Is QuinStreet Growing Its Earnings Per Share? … So it is good to see that QuinStreet insiders have a significant amount of capital invested in the stock. … It's good to see that insiders are invested in the company, but are remuneration levels reasonable?

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How Does QuinStreet's (NASDAQ:QNST) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After The Share Price Drop?

While the market sentiment towards a stock is very changeable, in the long run, the share price will tend to move in the same direction as earnings per share. … One way to gauge market expectations of a stock is to look at its Price to Earnings Ratio (PE Ratio). … If the reality for a company is not as bad as the P/E ratio indicates, then the share price should increase as the market realizes this.

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Are Investors Undervaluing QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) By 42%?

(NASDAQ:QNST) by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … A DCF is all about the idea that a dollar in the future is less valuable than a dollar today, so we need to discount the sum of these future cash flows to arrive at a present value estimate: 10-year free cash flow (FCF) forecast 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 Levered FCF ($, Millions) $49.5m $51.6m $64.1m $78.0m $87.5m $95.6m $102.6m $108.7m $114.2m $119.1m Growth Rate Estimate Source Analyst x4 Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Est @ 12.12% Est @ 9.3% Est @ 7.33% Est @ 5.95% Est @ 4.98% Est @ 4.31% Present Value ($, Millions) Discounted @ 8.64% $45.6 $43.7 $50.0 $56.0 $57.8 $58.2 $57.5 $56.1 $54.2 $52.0 ("Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St) Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= $531.0m The second stage is also known as Terminal Value, this is the business's cash flow after the first stage. … Terminal Value (TV) = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (r – g) = US$119m × (1 + 2.7%) ÷ (8.6% – 2.7%) = US$2.1b Present Value of Terminal Value (PVTV) = TV / (1 + r)10 = $US$2.1b ÷ ( 1 + 8.6%)10 = $904.77m The total value, or equity value, is then the sum of the present value of the future cash flows, which in this case is $1.44b.

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Did You Miss QuinStreet's (NASDAQ:QNST) Whopping 332% Share Price Gain?

One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS). … During three years of share price growth, QuinStreet moved from a loss to profitability. … NasdaqGS:QNST Past and Future Earnings, July 18th 2019 We know that QuinStreet has improved its bottom line over the last three years, but what does the future have in store?

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How Do QuinStreet, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:QNST) Returns Compare To Its Industry?

Author Edwin Whiting says to be careful when comparing the ROCE of different businesses, since 'No two businesses are exactly alike.' How Do You Calculate Return On Capital Employed? … Analysts use this formula to calculate return on capital employed: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for QuinStreet: 0.049 = US$11m ÷ (US$298m - US$75m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) Therefore, QuinStreet has an ROCE of 4.9%. … Due to the way ROCE is calculated, a high level of current liabilities makes a company look as though it has less capital employed, and thus can (sometimes unfairly) boost the ROCE.

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Should You Worry About QuinStreet, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:QNST) CEO Pay?

Check out our latest analysis for QuinStreet How Does Doug Valenti's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … A first glance this seems like a real positive for shareholders, since Doug Valenti is paid less than the average total compensation paid by similar sized companies. … Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling QuinStreet shares (free trial).

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Read This Before Buying QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) Shares

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in QuinStreet, Inc. … Insiders at QuinStreet Have Sold Stock Recently Over the last three months, we've seen significant insider selling at QuinStreet. … Insider Ownership I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders.

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Is QuinStreet, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:QNST) ROE Of 30% Impressive?

The formula for return on equity is: Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity Or for QuinStreet: 30% = US$64m ÷ US$214m (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) Most readers would understand what net profit is, but it’s worth explaining the concept of shareholders’ equity. … But It's Just One Metric Return on equity is one way we can compare the business quality of different companies. … A company that can achieve a high return on equity without debt could be considered a high quality business.

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Does The Data Make QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) An Attractive Investment?

Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. … In the case of QNST, it

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QNST Company Info

Description

QuinStreet, Inc., an Internet performance marketing company, provides customer acquisition services for its clients in the United States and internationally. It offers online marketing services to its clients in the form of qualified clicks, leads, inquiries, calls, applications, customers, display advertisements, or impressions through its Websites or third-party publishers. The company provides its services in various verticals, such as financial services, education, home services, and business-to-business technology. QuinStreet, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

Details
Name: QuinStreet, Inc.
QNST
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1999
$363,432,750
51,697,404
Website: http://quinstreet.com
Address: QuinStreet, Inc.
950 Tower Lane,
6th Floor,
Foster City,
California, 94404,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS QNST Common Shares Nasdaq Global Select US USD 11. Feb 2010
DB 5Q8 Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 11. Feb 2010
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
637
QuinStreet employees.
Industry
Interactive Media and Services
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/03 07:08
End of day share price update: 2020/04/02 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/04/01
Last earnings filing: 2020/02/07
Last earnings reported: 2019/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/06/30


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.