Reviewing LINE Corporation (LN)’s and Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST)’s results

This is therefore a contrasting of the risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation in LINE Corporation (NYSE:LN) and Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST). The two are both Application Software companies that compete with one another.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LINE Corporation N/A 0.00 N/A -0.38 0.00
Rosetta Stone Inc. 173.85M 2.04 14.68M -0.79 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates LINE Corporation and Rosetta Stone Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 represents LINE Corporation (NYSE:LN) and Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST)’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LINE Corporation 0.00% -5.4% -2.9%
Rosetta Stone Inc. -8.44% 468.1% -8%


2.9 and 2.9 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of LINE Corporation. Its rival Rosetta Stone Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 0.5 and 0.5 respectively. LINE Corporation has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Rosetta Stone Inc.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

LINE Corporation and Rosetta Stone Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 3.1% and 84.9%. Insiders owned roughly 61.78% of LINE Corporation’s shares. Competitively, 0.4% are Rosetta Stone Inc.’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
LINE Corporation -8.86% 1.07% -23.39% -14.35% -26.24% -21.69%
Rosetta Stone Inc. 4.61% -6.12% 17.87% 10.21% 45.18% 40.18%

For the past year LINE Corporation had bearish trend while Rosetta Stone Inc. had bullish trend.


LINE Corporation beats on 5 of the 9 factors Rosetta Stone Inc.

LINE Corporation provides a platform for mobile messaging and communication services, content distribution, and related services primarily in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. The company offers LINE, a cross-platform messenger application that enable users to communicate through free instant messaging, stickers, and voice and video calls, as well as serves as a smart portal to its other applications and services. It also provides communication and content sales, and advertising services through the LINE platform; and advertising services through LINE advertising, and livedoor and NAVER Matome Web portals. The company was formerly known as NHN Japan Corporation and changed its name to LINE Corporation in April 2013. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. LINE Corporation is a subsidiary of Naver Corporation.

Rosetta Stone Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based learning products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Literacy, E&E Language, and Consumer Language. The company develops, markets, and supports a suite of language-learning, literacy, and brain fitness solutions consisting of Web-based software subscriptions, perpetual software products, online and professional services, audio practice products, and mobile applications. It also provides administrative tools for performance monitoring, and to measure and track learner progress; and custom solutions, including curriculum development, global collaboration programs, group and live tutoring, and language courses for mission-critical government programs. The company offers its courses in approximately 30 languages under the Rosetta Stone, The Blue Stone Logo, Lexia, Lexia PowerUP Literacy, TruAccent, and Catalyst brand names. It sells its products and services through call centers, Websites, app-stores, third party e-commerce Websites, select retail resellers, consignment distributors, daily deal partners, and third-party resellers, as well as directly to individuals, educational institutions, corporations, and government agencies. Rosetta Stone Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.