Friday, June 26, 2015

SimplyWall.St review

Recently I've been using a beta testing app called Simply Wall St. I've been using S&P capital, Morningstar, and fastgraphs but decided to try out this app to see what the hype is about. The Beta App is free to use and the website states that it will be free after beta. They make their money by you clicking the "invest now" button which redirects you to TradeKing.  

So what is it? Imagine reading a 10k but having no idea what mangagement is saying. Now boil down that 10k to simple pictures and graphs. Voila, you have simply wall street.

Simply Wall St uses a "snowflake" model to quickly summarize a stock. The snowflake has five parts: Value, Future, Past, Health, and Income. 

Value is the fair market value based on cash flow, past earnings, expected growth, and price on value of assets.

Future is based on expected future performance in 1 and 3 years from now (no 2 years), past and future EPS, analyst growth expectations, and expected ROE in 3 years. 

Past is based on past growth, profit history, and performance last year composed of ROE, ROA, and ROC.

Health is net worth compared to debt (short+long), balance sheet, and historic debt compared to today.

Income is the dividends portion. It is composed of current yield, historic dividend yield (fast graph-ish), current payout to shareholders, and future expected payout to shareholders.

There is also a management section but I normally ignore that part. 


1) very nice to see everything from EPS to debt to asset in graphs and pictures. Sometimes it's harder to imagine how about a company's debt is worth compared to their free cash flow using just numbers.
2) I like the comparison of dividends present to past dividends

3) easy to compare among a sector of competitors based on the snowflake model. Think of seeing the entire beverage companies valuation compared with each other at one time without having to read numbers. 


1) not all the companies are on the list. Corenergy and new residential are two examples of non-listed stock. You can always contact the team to put in a company.

2) not very accurate on asset heavy companies and reits. For example, Ventas fair market value right now should be $24.94 based on free cash flows and EPS. But reits use A/PPO...

3) very broad numbers. There is no nitty gritty only sunshine and rainbows. Does not show dividend percent growth or EPS growth. Again, everything is very broadly painted.

4) practically brand new. I would sign up using a fake email and PW to see all the hoopla but I wouldn't put any personal identifying information. 

Here is a snippet of simply wall street. This is the chart for KO


The estimated value of Coca-Cola shares based on future cash flows discounted to their present value. Learn more.
UndervaluedAbout rightOvervalued$34.38$40Futurecash flowvalueCurrentshareprice
  • The current share price of Coca-Cola is above its future cash flow value (Share price is $40 vs Future cash flow value of $34.38).
The relative price of Coca-Cola shares compared to stock market averages.
Food and Beverage industry averageCoca-ColaGood value ($)Overvalued ($$$)
PE 25x
  • Overvalued based on earnings compared to the Food and Beverage industry average.
  • Overvalued based on earnings compared to the overall market.
PEG 0.5x
  • Good value based on expected growth.
Food and Beverage industry averageCoca-Cola$$$$$$
PB 6x
  • Good value based on assets compared to the Food and Beverage industry average.

I will be using this in the future as a reference. It's nice to see an entire sector valued at one time. Morningstar is still my number 1 choice but it is always nice to have another investing tool.

Try it out at link


  1. I've been using it for a week now and alongside FastGraphs I can get a fairly good analysis without digging too deep into the fundamentals, then I finish with M*. If 'simplywallst' offered a credit rating and earnings and dividend growth I'd consider it a more powerful tool. But ever since M* dropped the star rating, (and they knew what they were doing), and it wasn't very helpful, we have to dig deeper for data. I can't seem to find the difference between free and pro versions at 'simplywallst', if anyone discovers it, I'd like to follow up.
    Otherwise I find FASTGraphs quick and full of pretty accurate data. Both sites differ in certain fundamentals accuracy but together all three do the job.

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