Head to Head Analysis: Five9 (FIVN) versus The Competition
Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) is one of 66 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Five9 to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Five9 and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Five9 presently has a consensus price target of $22.86, indicating a potential downside of 9.40%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 7.58%. Given Five9’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Five9 has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
91.1% of Five9 shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.5% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of Five9 shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Five9 and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Five9 and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Five9||$179.93 million||$2.12 million||-109.70|
|Five9 Competitors||$761.35 million||$137.63 million||35.33|
Five9’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Five9. Five9 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.
Volatility and Risk
Five9 has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five9’s competitors have a beta of 1.61, suggesting that their average share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Five9 competitors beat Five9 on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Five9 Company Profile
Five9 Inc. (Five9) is a provider of cloud software for contact centers. The Company’s purpose-built Virtual Contact Center (VCC) cloud platform delivers a suite of applications that enable the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales and marketing functions. The Company’s solution, which consists of its VCC cloud platform and applications, allows simultaneous management and optimization of customer interactions across voice, chat, e-mail, Web, social media and mobile channels, either directly or through its application programming interfaces (APIs). The Company’s VCC cloud platform matches each customer interaction with an appropriate agent resource and delivers relevant customer data to the agent in real-time through integrations with adjacent enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, to optimize the customer experience and agent productivity.
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