MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) is one of 114 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare MINDBODY to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for MINDBODY and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MINDBODY 0 3 6 0 2.67
MINDBODY Competitors 388 2286 4335 113 2.59

MINDBODY presently has a consensus target price of $30.75, indicating a potential upside of 27.33%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 11.64%. Given MINDBODY’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe MINDBODY is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares MINDBODY and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MINDBODY -11.34% -12.49% -9.51%
MINDBODY Competitors -38.93% -44.00% -9.66%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MINDBODY and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MINDBODY $159.77 million -$8.80 million -53.67
MINDBODY Competitors $1.60 billion $470.20 million 44.23

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

Risk and Volatility

MINDBODY has a beta of -0.45, meaning that its share price is 145% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MINDBODY’s competitors have a beta of 0.98, meaning that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.8% of MINDBODY shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of MINDBODY shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.2% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

MINDBODY beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About MINDBODY

MINDBODY, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry and operates as a consumer marketplace with local business subscribers on its platform. The Company’s subscribers provide a range of wellness services to active consumers. Its integrated software and payments platform helps business owners in the wellness services industry run, market and build their businesses. It also helps consumers discover, evaluate, engage and transact with these businesses through the Web and mobile devices. The platform addresses various aspects of operating a wellness business, including client scheduling and online booking; retail point-of-sale; analytics and reporting; user experience; mobility; social integration; dynamic cloud-based architecture; open platform for third-party application development; integration with other cloud-based partners, and security and compliance.

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