Marin Software (NYSE: MRIN) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Marin Software to similar businesses based off the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.8% of Marin Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.8% of Marin Software shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Marin Software and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Marin Software $86.01 million -$11.61 million -2.46
Marin Software Competitors $926.43 million $20.88 million -78.73

Marin Software’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Marin Software. Marin Software is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Marin Software has a beta of 1.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marin Software’s rivals have a beta of 0.95, suggesting that their average share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Marin Software and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Marin Software -28.27% -21.25% -17.30%
Marin Software Competitors -50.21% -38.64% -14.03%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Marin Software and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Marin Software 0 1 0 0 2.00
Marin Software Competitors 100 522 1514 47 2.69

Marin Software presently has a consensus price target of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.03%. All “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential upside of 10.24%. Given Marin Software’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Marin Software is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Marin Software rivals beat Marin Software on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Marin Software Company Profile

Marin Software Incorporated provides a cross-channel, cross-device, enterprise marketing software platform for search, display and social advertising channels. The Company’s enterprise marketing software platform is offered as an integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for advertisers and agencies. The Company’s platform enables digital marketers to manage performance of their online advertising campaigns. Its software solution is designed to help its customers measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns through its reporting and analytics capabilities; manage and execute campaigns through its user interface and underlying technology that streamlines and automates functions, such as advertisement creation and bidding, across multiple publishers and channels, and optimize campaigns across multiple publishers and channels based on market and business data using its predictive bid management technology.

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