Shopify (SHOP) and Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey
Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) is one of 29 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Shopify to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Shopify and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Shopify||$509.00 million||-$34.47 million||-185.02|
|Shopify Competitors||$5.30 billion||$868.94 million||-27.47|
Shopify’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Shopify. Shopify 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Shopify and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Shopify currently has a consensus target price of $94.47, indicating a potential upside of 0.11%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 15.57%. Given Shopify’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Shopify has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Shopify and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Shopify has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shopify’s competitors have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
53.8% of Shopify shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Shopify competitors beat Shopify on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Shopify Inc. (Shopify) provides a cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. The Company offers subscription solutions and merchant solutions. The Company’s software is used by merchants to run their business across all of their sales channels, including Web and mobile storefronts, physical retail locations, social media storefronts and marketplaces. The Shopify platform provides merchants with a single view of their business and customers across all of their sales channels and enables them to manage products and inventory, process orders and payments, ship orders, build customer relationships and leverage analytics and reporting all from one integrated back office. The Shopify platform includes a mobile-optimized checkout system, which is designed to enable merchants’ consumers to buy products over mobile Websites. Its merchants are able to offer their customers the ability to check out by using Apple Pay.
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