Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP) is one of 113 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Coupa Software to similar companies based off the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.4% of Coupa Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 32.1% of Coupa Software shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.9% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Coupa Software and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Coupa Software $145.73 million -$31.81 million -32.05
Coupa Software Competitors $1.57 billion $460.85 million 43.53

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

Profitability

This table compares Coupa Software and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coupa Software -24.00% -19.35% -12.27%
Coupa Software Competitors -24.79% -44.12% -9.23%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Coupa Software and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coupa Software 0 4 7 0 2.64
Coupa Software Competitors 388 2280 4325 113 2.59

Coupa Software currently has a consensus price target of $36.09, indicating a potential upside of 18.53%. All “Software” companies have a potential upside of 14.21%. Given Coupa Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Coupa Software is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Coupa Software beats its peers on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Coupa Software

Coupa Software Incorporated is a United States-based company, which provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects organizations with suppliers globally. The Company offers spend management cloud applications, which are pre-integrated. The platform offers consumerized financial applications. Its spend management suite includes procurement, invoicing, expenses, sourcing, inventory, contract lifecycle management, budgeting, analytics, open business network, supplier information management and storefront. The platform offers features, such as procure-to-pay solution; online invoice management, and inventory management and tracking software system. Its solutions for business needs include financial compliance and mobile productivity. The Company’s solutions for enterprise resource planning (ERP) include Oracle and NetSuite. The Company offers solutions for industries, including financial, healthcare, oil and gas, retail, technology, and food and beverage.

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