ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare ChannelAdvisor Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChannelAdvisor Corporation -7.42% -7.63% -4.68%
ChannelAdvisor Corporation Competitors -25.29% -211.37% -8.18%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for ChannelAdvisor Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChannelAdvisor Corporation 0 5 2 0 2.29
ChannelAdvisor Corporation Competitors 342 2033 3875 107 2.59

ChannelAdvisor Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 21.34%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.47%. Given ChannelAdvisor Corporation’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe ChannelAdvisor Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ChannelAdvisor Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ChannelAdvisor Corporation $118.09 million -$4.61 million -34.14
ChannelAdvisor Corporation Competitors $1.27 billion $348.15 million 37.20

ChannelAdvisor Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than ChannelAdvisor Corporation. ChannelAdvisor Corporation 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 & Volatility

ChannelAdvisor Corporation has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ChannelAdvisor Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.5% of ChannelAdvisor Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of ChannelAdvisor Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held 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.

Summary

ChannelAdvisor Corporation competitors beat ChannelAdvisor Corporation on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About ChannelAdvisor Corporation

Channeladvisor Corporation is a provider of Software as a service (SaaS) solutions. The Company’s SaaS solutions enable retailer and branded manufacturer customers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales via hundreds of online channels. The Company’s platform enable its customers to connect with new and existing sources of demand for their products, including e-commerce marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay, Jet.com, Newegg, Sears and Walmart, search engines and comparison shopping Websites, such as Google, Microsoft’s Bing and Nextag, and social channels, such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Its suite of solutions provides customers with a single, integrated user interface to manage their product listings, inventory availability, pricing optimization, search terms, data analytics and other functions. It also offers solutions that allow manufacturers to send their Web visitors or digital marketing audiences directly to authorized resellers.

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