Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) is one of 29 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Overstock.com to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Overstock.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Overstock.com -0.73% -6.36% -2.38%
Overstock.com Competitors -1,538.30% -32.31% -7.94%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Overstock.com and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Overstock.com $1.83 billion -$1.70 million -48.27
Overstock.com Competitors $2.64 billion $882.67 million -31.65

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.3% of Overstock.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.9% of Overstock.com shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Overstock.com and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Overstock.com 0 0 2 0 3.00
Overstock.com Competitors 114 733 1557 87 2.65

Overstock.com currently has a consensus target price of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 5.58%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.16%. Given Overstock.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Overstock.com is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Overstock.com has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Overstock.com’s peers have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Overstock.com beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Overstock.com Company Profile

Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer and incubator of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the Company offers a range of price-competitive brand name, non-brand name and closeout products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, apparel and designer accessories, health and beauty products, electronics and computers, and sporting goods. It operates Retail and Medici businesses. Its Retail business consists of its Direct and Partner segments. Its Other segment consists of Medici. The Company also sells various books, magazines, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs) and video games. The Company sells these products and services through its Internet Websites located at www.overstock.com, www.o.co and www.o.biz. The Company’s other offerings include Worldstock Fair Trade, Main Street Revolution, Farmers Market, Pet Adoptions, Insurance and Supplier Oasis.

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