Spark Stock Today

LOV -  USA Stock  

USD 1.96  0.11  5.31%

Market Performance
0 of 100
Odds Of Distress
Less than 14
Spark Networks is selling for under 1.96 as of the 17th of May 2022; that is -5.31% down since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's lowest day price was 1.92. Spark Networks has less than a 14 % chance of experiencing some financial distress in the next two years of operation, but has generated negative returns over the last 90 days. Equity ratings for Spark Networks are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 18th of November 2021 and ending today, the 17th of May 2022. Click here to learn more.
Spark Networks SE operates online dating sites and mobile applications. The company operates its dating platforms under the Zoosk, EliteSingles, Christian Mingle, Jdate, JSwipe, SilverSingles, etc. brands. Spark Networks operates under Internet Content Information classification in the United States and is traded on NASDAQ Exchange. The company has 26.15 M outstanding shares of which 129.13 K shares are now shorted by investors with about 1.24 days to cover. More on Spark Networks
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Spark Networks Stock Highlights

Most reasonable investors view market volatility as an opportunity to invest at a favorable price or to sell short against a bearish trend. If you consider yourself one of those investors, make sure you clearly understand your entering position. Spark Networks' investment highlights are automatically generated signals that are significant enough to either complement your investing judgment regarding Spark Networks or challenge it. These highlights can help you better understand the position you are entering and avoid costly mistakes.
Spark Networks generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Spark Networks may become a speculative penny stock
Spark Networks has high historical volatility and very poor performance
Spark Networks was previously known as SPARK NETWORKS SE and was traded on NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol LOV.
The company has 101.81 M in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 2.47, meaning that the company heavily relies on borrowing funds for operations. Spark Networks has a current ratio of 0.26, suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due. Debt can assist Spark Networks until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, Spark Networks' shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like Spark Networks sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for Spark to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about Spark Networks' use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.
The entity reported the last year's revenue of 223 M. Reported Net Loss for the year was (103.36 M) with profit before taxes, overhead, and interest of 90.58 M.
About 12.0% of Spark Networks outstanding shares are owned by corporate insiders
Latest headline from www.defenseworld.net: Spark Networks Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research - Defense World
Spark Networks Fama & French Personal Services
Personal Services
Fama & French Classification
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Older SymbolLOV
New SymbolLOV1
CEO, DirectorDaniel Rosenthal  (View All)
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Average Analyst Recommendation
Analysts covering Spark Networks report their recommendations after researching Spark Networks' financial statements, talking to executives and customers, or listening in on Spark Networks' conference calls. The current trade recommendation is based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysts covering Spark Networks. The Spark consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average forecast from all of the analysts covering Spark Networks.
Strong Buy1 Opinion
Piotroski F Score
Piotroski F-Score is a popular financial indicator that puts together nine criteria to evaluate the financial strength of Spark Networks based on its profitability, leverage, liquidity, source of funds, and operating efficiency. It is an academic score (developed by Joseph Piotroski in 2002) to determine the current strength of Spark Networks financial position. Scores of 8 and 9 are usually classified as strong value stocks, whereas scores of 2 or below are considered weak value stocks.
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Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Weighted Average Shares1.5 M1.5 M
Fairly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Weighted Average Shares Diluted2.5 M2.7 M
Notably Down
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Net Cash Flow from Operations18.6 M17.2 M
Significantly Up
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Total Assets412 M381.8 M
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Total Liabilities235.7 M218.4 M
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Current Assets28 M31.9 M
Fairly Down
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Current Liabilities116.2 M107.7 M
Significantly Up
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Total Debt145.7 M135.1 M
Significantly Up
Increasing
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Return on Average Assets(0.0748)(0.0693)
Significantly Down
Decreasing
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Gross Margin0.360.35
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Slightly volatile
Asset Turnover0.690.68
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Decreasing
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Macroaxis Advice
Unlike general analyst consensus, Macroaxis buy hold or sell recommendation is provided in the context of your current investment horizon and risk tolerance. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Spark Networks' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators. Your current horizon is 90 days - details
Financial Strength
Spark Networks' financial strength is of vital concern to both outside investors and internal stakeholders. Efficiency and cost control are keys to Spark Networks' success, along with its ability to generate sufficient cash flow to pay bills, repay debt, and make a consistent year-to-year profit.
Financial leverage usually refers to the use of borrowed funds to amplify returns from an investment. In general, analyzing the relationship between debt to total assets helps investors to understand Spark Networks' financial leverage. It provides some insight into what part of Spark Networks' total assets is financed by creditors.
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By using current balance sheet information, investors can analyze the liability, assets, and equity on Spark Networks' books and decide whether to invest or hold. Statistics such as return on equity (ROE), debt to equity (D/E) help investors determine how Spark Networks deploys its capital and how much of that capital is borrowed.
Liquidity
Spark Networks cash flow analysis is essential to understand how it generates and spends money over a specific period. It can also help you figure out where your money is going and how much cash you have available at a given moment. The company has 101.81 M in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 2.47, meaning that the company heavily relies on borrowing funds for operations. Spark Networks has a current ratio of 0.26, suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due. Debt can assist Spark Networks until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, Spark Networks' shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like Spark Networks sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for Spark to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about Spark Networks' use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.

Operating Cash Flow

18.59 MillionShare
Spark Networks (LOV) is traded on NASDAQ Exchange in USA. It is located in Kohlfurter Strasse 41/43 and employs 250 people. Spark Networks was previously known as SPARK NETWORKS SE and was traded on NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol LOV. Spark Networks is listed under Personal Services category by Fama And French industry classification. The company currently falls under 'Micro-Cap' category with total capitalization of 54.04 M. Market capitalization usually refers to the total value of a company's stock within the entire market. To calculate Spark Networks's market, we take the total number of its shares issued and multiply it by Spark Networks's current market price. To manage market risk and economic uncertainty, many investors today build portfolios that are diversified across equities with different market capitalizations. However, as a general rule, conservative investors tend to hold large-cap stocks, and these looking for more risk prefer small-cap and mid-cap equities. Spark Networks runs under Communication Services sector within Internet Content & Information industry. The entity has 26.15 M outstanding shares of which 129.13 K shares are now shorted by investors with about 1.24 days to cover. Spark Networks has about 12.44 M in cash with 15.17 M of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 0.48.
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Ownership
Spark Networks maintains a total of 26.15 Million outstanding shares. 30% of Spark Networks outstanding shares are owned by institutional holders. Institutional investors are typically referred to investors that purchase positions in a given stock to benefit from reduced commissions. Consequently, institutional investors are subject to different rules and regulation than regular investors. Please look out for any change in current institutional holding as this could mean something significant has changed at the company or about to change. Remember, it does not matter who owns the company or if the company is currently losing money. If the true value of the company is more than the market pays for it currently, you can still have a good investment opportunity.

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Spark Stock Price Odds Analysis

What are Spark Networks' target price odds to finish over the current price? Depending on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Spark Networks jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is about 98.0%. The Spark Networks probability density function shows the probability of Spark Networks stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Considering the 90-day investment horizon the stock has a beta coefficient of 1.2346. This indicates as the benchmark fluctuates upward, the company is expected to outperform it on average. However, if the benchmark returns are projected to be negative, Spark Networks will likely underperform. Additionally, the company has a negative alpha, implying that the risk taken by holding this instrument is not justified. Spark Networks is significantly underperforming DOW.
  Odds Below 1.96HorizonTargetOdds Above 1.96
1.85%90 days
 1.96 
98.14%
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Spark Networks to move above the current price in 90 days from now is about 98.0 (This Spark Networks probability density function shows the probability of Spark Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

Spark Networks Historical Income Statement

Spark Networks Income Statement is one of the three primary financial statements used for reporting Spark's overall financial performance over a current year or for a given accounting period. An Income Statement sometimes referred to as the statement of Spark Networks revenue and expense. Spark Networks Income Statement primarily focuses on the company's revenues and expenses during a particular period.
Interest Expense is likely to climb to about 16.4 M in 2022, whereas Consolidated Income is likely to drop (14 M) in 2022. View More Fundamentals

Spark Stock Against Markets

Picking the right benchmark for Spark Networks stock is fundamental to making educated investment choices. Many naive investors compare their positions with the S&P 500 or with the Nasdaq. But these benchmarks are not all-inclusive and generally should be used only for large-capitalization equities or stock offerings from large companies. When the price of a selected benchmark declines in a down market, there may be an uptick in Spark Networks stock price where buyers come in believing the asset is cheap. The opposite is true when the market is bullish; so, accurately picking the benchmark for Spark Networks is critical whether you are bullish or bearish towards Spark Networks at a given time.

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Spark Networks was forked

The entity Spark Networks with a symbol LOV was recently forked. You can potentially use SPARK NETWORKS INC with a symbol LOV1 from now on.

Spark Networks Corporate Directors

Spark Networks corporate directors refer to members of a Spark Networks board of directors. The board of directors generally takes responsibility for the Spark Networks' affairs and long-term direction of the entity. A corporate director does not make decisions for the corporation on his own. As a member of the board of directors, she or he must function as a part of a group that makes decisions on behalf of the business only by the board of directors' meetings. To pass a resolution, a majority of Spark Networks' board members must vote for the resolution. The Spark Networks board of directors' duties also include the election, removal, and supervision of officers, including the adoption, amendment, and repeal of bylaws.

Investing Spark Networks

You need to understand the risk of investing before taking a position in Spark Networks. The danger of trading Spark Networks is mainly related to its market volatility and company specific events. As an investor, you must understand the concept of risk-adjusted return before you start trading. The most common way to measure the risk of Spark Networks is by using the Sharpe ratio. The ratio expresses how much excess return you acquire for the extra volatility you endure for holding a more risker asset than Spark Networks. The Shape ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. To understand how volatile Spark Networks is, you must compare it to a benchmark. Traditionally, the risk-free rate of return is the rate of return on the shortest-dated U.S. Treasury, such as a 3-year bond.
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Is Spark Networks' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Spark Networks. If investors know Spark will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Spark Networks listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Spark Networks is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Spark that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Spark Networks' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Spark Networks' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Spark Networks' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Spark Networks' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Spark Networks' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Spark Networks value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Spark Networks' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.