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Sohu.com

Nasdaq:SOHU
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SOHU
Nasdaq
$238M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Media
Company description

Sohu.com Limited provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices in the People’s Republic of China. The last earnings update was 25 days ago. More info.


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  • Sohu.com has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
SOHU Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0.5%
NasdaqGS:SOHU
-3.5%
US Interactive Media and Services
-4.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-64.8%
NasdaqGS:SOHU
-13.8%
US Interactive Media and Services
-14.9%
US Market
SOHU Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Sohu.com (SOHU) -0.5% -35.4% -50.2% -64.8% - -
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
  • SOHU underperformed the Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -13.8% over the past year.
  • SOHU underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -14.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

Value

 Is Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $6.07.
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 Sohu.com's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Sohu.com's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SOHU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $-3.22
NasdaqGS:SOHU Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2020-04-02) in USD $6.07
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 Sohu.com.

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

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

= 6.07 ÷ -3.22

-1.88x

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

  • Sohu.com is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
  • Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SOHU PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -1.88x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
67.5%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 .

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

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Sohu.com, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Sohu.com's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SOHU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $10.91
NasdaqGS:SOHU Share Price * NasdaqGS (2020-04-02) in USD $6.07
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:SOHU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 6.07 ÷ 10.91

0.56x

* Primary Listing of Sohu.com.

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

  • Sohu.com is good value based on assets compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Sohu.com'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. Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 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
67.5%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Sohu.com expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Sohu.com's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Sohu.com's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Sohu.com's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SOHU Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:SOHU Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 67.5%
NasdaqGS:SOHU Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 5.9%
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:SOHU Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:SOHU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 2,326 0 8 1
2021-12-31 1,978 0 -43 3
2020-12-31 1,925 0 -76 3
2020-04-03
NasdaqGS:SOHU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-12-31 1,845 -127
2019-09-30 1,886 -124
2019-06-30 1,848 -129
2019-03-31 1,859 -124
2018-12-31 1,883 84 -160
2018-09-30 1,895 -460
2018-06-30 1,967 -539
2018-03-31 1,942 234 -579
2017-12-31 1,861 188 -555
2017-09-30 1,763 109 -326
2017-06-30 1,658 73 -297
2017-03-31 1,617 148 -272

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Sohu.com's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Sohu.com's revenue is expected to grow by 5.9% 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:SOHU 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 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

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

NasdaqGS:SOHU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 -1.52 -1.52 -1.52 1.00
2020-12-31 -2.26 -2.26 -2.26 1.00
2020-04-03
NasdaqGS:SOHU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-12-31 -3.22
2019-09-30 -3.17
2019-06-30 -3.30
2019-03-31 -3.17
2018-12-31 -4.11
2018-09-30 -11.83
2018-06-30 -13.84
2018-03-31 -14.89
2017-12-31 -14.27
2017-09-30 -8.40
2017-06-30 -7.66
2017-03-31 -7.02

*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 Sohu.com will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is not expected to be profitable.
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Future performance checks
We assess Sohu.com'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.
Sohu.com has a total score of 3/6, 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 Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com'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.
  • Sohu.com does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Sohu.com's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Sohu.com's 1-year growth to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Sohu.com'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 Sohu.com Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:SOHU 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 1,845.45 -126.57 436.61 419.11
2019-09-30 1,886.43 -124.18 493.36 422.30
2019-06-30 1,848.16 -128.95 512.71 425.26
2019-03-31 1,859.41 -123.69 509.48 430.05
2018-12-31 1,883.03 -160.08 514.30 441.16
2018-09-30 1,894.65 -460.47 530.71 455.32
2018-06-30 1,966.70 -538.55 539.21 453.32
2018-03-31 1,941.85 -579.10 531.59 439.62
2017-12-31 1,860.96 -554.53 535.92 412.17
2017-09-30 1,763.09 -326.29 524.01 380.91
2017-06-30 1,657.61 -297.14 530.29 365.75
2017-03-31 1,616.58 -271.98 555.40 354.56
2016-12-31 1,650.43 -224.02 554.62 353.14
2016-09-30 1,704.78 -188.52 557.70 364.05
2016-06-30 1,816.28 -74.59 540.37 366.82
2016-03-31 1,889.71 -38.76 546.45 378.63
2015-12-31 1,937.09 -49.60 557.09 398.14
2015-09-30 1,948.18 -38.77 595.72 377.12
2015-06-30 1,856.51 -105.03 645.27 392.31
2015-03-31 1,763.09 -118.92 681.42 393.75
2014-12-31 1,673.08 -166.66 730.84 409.29
2014-09-30 1,581.33 -144.25 710.80 418.30
2014-06-30 1,519.24 -181.30 649.42 380.88
2014-03-31 1,457.99 -118.58 557.02 342.02
2013-12-31 1,400.27 -15.30 460.62 276.12
2013-09-30 1,314.32 7.26 387.96 238.16
2013-06-30 1,231.37 97.33 345.79 214.61

*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 Sohu.com has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com'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.
Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com'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 Sohu.com's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Sohu.com is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Sohu.com's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Sohu.com'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 17.6x 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 Sohu.com Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NasdaqGS:SOHU Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-12-31 1,306.92 114.53 1,621.96
2019-09-30 1,288.28 112.96 1,557.84
2019-06-30 1,312.43 169.31 1,698.29
2019-03-31 1,523.82 356.06 1,881.95
2018-12-31 1,552.95 464.72 1,861.11
2018-09-30 1,513.29 218.05 1,981.96
2018-06-30 1,543.84 226.70 1,993.95
2018-03-31 1,762.61 190.84 2,230.95
2017-12-31 1,817.24 214.84 2,183.03
2017-09-30 1,429.63 90.43 1,344.83
2017-06-30 1,493.59 36.32 1,242.64
2017-03-31 1,512.32 28.30 1,251.93
2016-12-31 1,557.80 28.68 1,298.88
2016-09-30 1,631.91 29.20 1,356.19
2016-06-30 1,669.16 29.40 1,266.89
2016-03-31 1,743.31 0.00 1,303.38
2015-12-31 1,730.75 357.51 1,419.72
2015-09-30 1,729.58 344.50 1,334.31
2015-06-30 1,740.28 370.00 1,199.07
2015-03-31 1,697.19 370.00 1,087.19
2014-12-31 1,688.91 370.00 1,067.92
2014-09-30 1,692.56 370.00 1,050.40
2014-06-30 1,661.99 257.00 1,050.36
2014-03-31 1,726.92 257.00 1,144.43
2013-12-31 1,836.72 410.33 1,372.12
2013-09-30 1,788.34 354.00 1,346.54
2013-06-30 1,440.73 322.96 948.59
  • Sohu.com's level of debt (8.8%) 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 (21.9% vs 8.8% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (73.4%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Sohu.com is making a loss, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
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Financial health checks
We assess Sohu.com'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. Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com'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 Sohu.com dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Sohu.com'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:SOHU 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 3 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:SOHU Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 0.00 1.00
2021-12-31 0.00 2.00
2020-12-31 0.00 2.00
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 Sohu.com has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Sohu.com's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Sohu.com's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Sohu.com has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Sohu.com's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Sohu.com'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 Sohu.com afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Sohu.com 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 Sohu.com'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
Chi Zhang
COMPENSATION $0
AGE 55
TENURE AS CEO 23.7 years
CEO Bio

Dr. Charles Zhang is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Board of Sohu.com Limited since August 1996. Dr. Charles Zhang also served as its President from August 1996 to July 2004. Dr. Zhang is also the Chairman of the Board of Changyou.com Limited. In October 1998, Dr. Charles Zhang worked for Internet Securities Inc. and helped to establish its China operations. Prior to that, Dr. Charles Zhang worked as MIT’s liaison officer with China. Dr. Zhang was named by Time Digital as one of the world's top fifty digital elite. He has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader of Tomorrow. Dr. Zhang regularly participates in leading international conferences, including the Fortune Global 500 Forum, Fortune Magazine roundtables and World Economic Forum meetings. In July 2001, he co-lead an executive delegation to support Beijing's successful 2008 Olympic bid at the112th International Olympic Committee in Moscow. In December 2001, he joined the International Advisory Board of the Pew Global Attitudes Survey as an inaugural member upon the invitation by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, who chairs the project. In March 2003, he became a member of All-China Federation Of Industry & Commerce. He has been a Director of Sohu.com Limited since 1996 and serves as Lead Director. In May 2003, he joined the SOHU-sponsored China Mount Everest team to a height of 6,666 meters in an expedition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the tallest mountain's human conquest. In July 2003 Time Magazine featured him as one of 15 Global Tech Gurus. In September 2003, BusinessWeek listed Dr.Zhang as one of 25 global E-biz CEOs. Dr. Zhang has a Ph.D degree in experimental physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from Qinghua University in Beijing.

CEO Compensation
  • Chi's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Insufficient data for Chi to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sohu.com management team in years:

6.5
Average Tenure
43
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sohu.com management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Chi Zhang

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
AGE
55
TENURE
23.7 yrs

Joanna Lv

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
AGE
48
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Xiaochuan Wang

TITLE
Chief Executive Officer of Sogou Inc
AGE
41
TENURE
9.7 yrs

Dewen Chen

TITLE
Chief Executive Officer of Changyou.Com Limited
AGE
43

Sherry Zhang

TITLE
Vice President of Operations & Human Resources
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Linda Bergkamp

TITLE
Investor Relations Professional

Lili Cui

TITLE
Vice President of Sales
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Yi Zeng

TITLE
Vice President of Marketing
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Timothy Bancroft

TITLE
Secretary

Xiaojian Hong

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer of Changyou.Com
AGE
41
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sohu.com board of directors in years:

14.9
Average Tenure
54
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Sohu.com board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Chi Zhang

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
AGE
55
TENURE
23.7 yrs

Dave Qi

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$280K
AGE
55
TENURE
14.9 yrs

Charles Huang

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$110K
AGE
49
TENURE
18.5 yrs

Shi Wang

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$110K
AGE
68
TENURE
14.9 yrs

John Deng

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$194K
AGE
51
TENURE
13 yrs

Dave De Yang

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$160K
AGE
53
TENURE
3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
21. Jun 19 Buy Photon Group Limited Company 13. Mar 19 14. Jun 19 438,768 $19.44 $6,846,185
X
Management checks
We assess Sohu.com'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. Sohu.com 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

Who Owns Sohucom Limited (NASDAQ:SOHU)?

In this article, I will take a quick look at Sohucom Limited’s (NASDAQ:SOHU) recent ownership structure – an unconventional investing subject, but an important one. … The impact of a company's ownership structure affects both its short- and long-term performance. … The effect of an active institutional investor with a similar ownership as a passive pension-fund can be vastly different on a company's corporate governance and accountability to shareholders.

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With A -112.92% Earnings Drop, Did Sohucom Limited (NASDAQ:SOHU) Really Underperform?

Examining Sohucom Limited's (NASDAQ:SOHU) past track record of performance is a useful exercise for investors. … Below, I will assess SOHU's latest performance announced on 31 March 2018 and weight these figures against its longer term trend and industry movements. … Commentary On SOHU's Past Performance

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Sohucom Limited’s (NASDAQ:SOHU) Insiders Ramped Up Holdings - Should You?

some insider buying over the past three months, with insiders investing in. … It is widely considered that insider buying stock in their own companies is potentially a bullish signal … A two-decade research published in The MIT Press (1998) showed that stocks following insider buying outperformed the market by 4.5%

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Sohucom Limited (NASDAQ:SOHU) Is Expected To Breakeven

With the latest financial year loss of -US$554.53m and a trailing-twelve month of -US$579.10m, the US$1.61b market-cap amplifies its loss by moving further away from its breakeven target. … I’ve put together a brief outline of industry analyst expectations for SOHU, its year of breakeven and its implied growth rate … Expectation from Internet analysts is SOHU is on the verge of breakeven.

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When Will Sohucom Limited (NASDAQ:SOHU) Become Profitable?

The US$1.58b market-cap posted a loss in its most recent financial year of -US$554.53m and a latest trailing-twelve-month loss of -US$579.10m leading to an even wider gap between loss and breakeven? … Below I will provide a high-level summary of the industry analysts’ expectations for SOHU … According to the industry analysts covering SOHU, breakeven is near.

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With A -147.53% Earnings Drop, Is Sohucom Inc.'s (NASDAQ:SOHU) A Concern?

Check out our latest analysis for Sohu.com How Did SOHU's Recent Performance Stack Up Against Its Past? … I look at the ‘latest twelve-month’ data, which annualizes the latest 6-month earnings release, or some times, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial data. … For Sohu.com, its most recent earnings (trailing twelve month) is -US$554.53M, which, against last year’s figure, has become more negative.

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Who Owns Most Of Sohucom Inc (NASDAQ:SOHU)?

This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and potential acquisitions. … Private Company Ownership Potential investors in SOHU should also look at another important group of investors: private companies, with a stake of 19.86%, who are primarily invested because of strategic and capital gain interests. … As a result, potential investors should further explore the company's business relations with these companies and find out if they can affect shareholder returns in the long-term.What this means for you: I suggest investors seek some degree of margin of safety due to high institutional ownership in SOHU, in particular due to the strong presence of active hedge fund investors.

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Interested In Sohucom Inc (NASDAQ:SOHU)? Here's How It's Performing

Examining Sohucom Inc's (NASDAQ:SOHU) past track record of performance is an insightful exercise for investors. … Check out our latest analysis for Sohu.com Commentary On SOHU's Past Performance To account for any quarterly or half-yearly updates, I use data from the most recent 12 months, 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 Sohu.com, its latest twelve-month earnings is -$326.3M, which, in comparison to last year’s figure, has become more negative.

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Is Sohucom Inc's (NASDAQ:SOHU) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

Additionally, SOHU has produced cash from operations of $239.6M in the last twelve months, leading to an operating cash to total debt ratio of 8.36x, meaning that SOHU’s operating cash is sufficient to cover its debt. … SOHU’s high cash coverage and low debt levels indicate its ability to utilise its borrowings efficiently in order to generate ample cash flow. … SOHU’s relatively safe debt levels is even more impressive due to its ability to generate high cash flow, which illustrates operating efficiency.

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Why Sohucom Inc (SOHU) Could Be A Buy

I find that SOHU’s ratio of 2.7x is trading slightly below its industry peers’ ratio of 4.6x, which means if you buy SOHU today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. … Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. … If you’ve been keeping tabs on SOHU, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value.

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Company Info

Description

Sohu.com Limited provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices in the People’s Republic of China. The company provides online news and information through a mobile phone application, Sohu News APP; sohu.com for PCs; and m.sohu.com mobile portal, as well as online video content and service through tv.sohu.com for PCs, as well as Sohu Video APP mobile phone application. It also operates focus.cn, which provides online real estate information and services; and offers paid subscription services, interactive broadcasting services, and content through various platforms. In addition, the company operates Sogou Search, which makes information accessible for Chinese Internet users; Sogou Input Method, a cloud-based Chinese language input software; Sogou Browser for Web navigation; Sogou Web Directory, a content aggregation and distribution platform; and Sogou Translation to deliver language translation, as well as offers auction-based pay-for-click services for advertisers. Further, it offers Internet value-added services, including the operation of Web and mobile games developed by third parties; online reading services and smart hardware products; online games; and cinema advertising services. Additionally, the company operates 17173.com Website, a game information portal; and RaidCall, which provides online music and entertainment services. Sohu.com Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.

Details
Name: Sohu.com Limited
SOHU
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1996
$238,117,225
39,228,538
Website: http://www.sohu.com
Address: Sohu.com Limited
Sohu.com Media Plaza,
Level 18, Block 3,
Beijing,
100190,
China
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS SOHU SPONSORED ADS Nasdaq Global Select US USD 06. Jun 2018
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
8,500
Sohu.com employees.
Industry
Interactive Media and Services
Media
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/03 05:00
End of day share price update: 2020/04/02 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/03/12
Last earnings filing: 2020/03/09
Last earnings reported: 2019/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/12/31


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.