Critical Analysis: Criteo (CRTO) and The Competition
Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Advertising & Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Criteo to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Criteo and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Criteo currently has a consensus price target of $56.71, suggesting a potential upside of 32.59%. As a group, “Advertising & Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 19.29%. Given Criteo’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Criteo is more favorable than its rivals.
Risk and Volatility
Criteo has a beta of 2.72, suggesting that its share price is 172% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Criteo’s rivals have a beta of 1.04, suggesting that their average share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Criteo and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
84.8% of Criteo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of shares of all “Advertising & Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Criteo shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.0% of shares of all “Advertising & Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Criteo and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Criteo Competitors||$1.06 billion||$143.89 million||17.15|
Criteo’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Criteo. Criteo is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Criteo beats its rivals on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
Criteo SA is a France-based company specializing in digital performance marketing. Its solution consists of the Criteo Engine, the Company’s data assets, access to inventory, and its advertiser and publisher platforms. The Criteo Engine consists of various machine learning algorithms, such as prediction, recommendation, bidding and creative algorithms and the global hardware and software infrastructure. The Criteo Engine delivers advertisements through multiple marketing channels and formats, including display advertising banners, native advertising banners and marketing messages delivered to opt-in e-mail addresses. Advertisements are delivered on all devices and screens, including Web browsers on desktops and laptops, mobile Web browsers on smartphones and tablets, as well as mobile applications. It operates in approximately 90 countries through a network of over 30 international offices located in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. It operates through HookLogic Inc.
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