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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Workiva and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Workiva $192.38 million -$32.38 million -25.11
Workiva Competitors $1.27 billion $348.12 million 34.27

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

Profitability

This table compares Workiva and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Workiva -18.94% -13,251.94% -25.70%
Workiva Competitors -25.57% -221.71% -8.29%

Risk & Volatility

Workiva has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Workiva’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, suggesting that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Workiva and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Workiva 0 3 3 0 2.50
Workiva Competitors 354 2094 3969 110 2.59

Workiva presently has a consensus target price of $21.33, indicating a potential downside of 4.55%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 0.06%. Given Workiva’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Workiva has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

32.4% of Workiva shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 33.3% of Workiva shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Workiva rivals beat Workiva on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About Workiva

Workiva Inc. provides enterprises with cloud solutions for improving productivity, accountability and insight into business data. The Company created Wdesk, a collaborative work management platform for organizations to collect, link, report and analyze their business data. Wdesk’s word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. As of December 31, 2016, it provided its platform to over 2,700 organizations. Wdesk enables coworkers to create, review and publish data-linked documents and reports with control, accuracy and productivity. With Wdesk data linking, changes are automatically updated in all linked instances, including numbers, text, charts and graphics throughout a customer’s spreadsheets, word-processing documents and presentation decks in the Wdesk platform.

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