Stock on Watch: Sogou Inc. (SOGO)

Company Profile:

Sogou Inc. provides search and search-related services in China. The company provides Sogou Search, a search engine; and Sogou Input Method, a Chinese language input software for mobile and PC MAUs. It also offers search and search-related advertising services; and Internet value-added services related to the operation of Web games and mobile games developed by third parties, as well as other products and services, including smart hardware products. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Beijing, China. Sogou Inc. is a subsidiary of Sohu.com Inc.

Recent News:

On Jan. 29, 2018, the company announced total revenues were $277.8 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017, an increase of 62% year-over-year. Net income attributable to Sogou Inc. was $15.5 million, a 44% increase year-over-year.

For the full year 2017, the company reported total revenues were $908.4 million, an increase of 38% year-over-year. Net income attributable to Sogou Inc. was $82.2 million, an increase of 46% from 2016.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

SOGO’s strengths can be seen in its better growth and strong profitability compared with its peers. Its revenue have increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic Oscillator. The RSI stands at 43.51 with positive bias. We rate Sogou Inc. (SOGO) a STRONG BUY.

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