NetSuite (NYSE: N) is one of 107 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare NetSuite to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NetSuite -14.00% -42.52% -11.31%
NetSuite Competitors -25.42% -219.16% -8.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for NetSuite and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NetSuite 1 2 0 0 1.67
NetSuite Competitors 361 2168 4083 116 2.59

NetSuite presently has a consensus target price of $91.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.73%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential downside of 2.39%. Given NetSuite’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe NetSuite is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.5% of NetSuite shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of NetSuite 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NetSuite and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
NetSuite N/A N/A -54.10
NetSuite Competitors $1.82 billion $300.08 million 236.43

NetSuite’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than NetSuite. NetSuite 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.


NetSuite competitors beat NetSuite on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About NetSuite

NetSuite Inc. (NetSuite) is a provider of cloud-based financials, enterprise resource planning and omnichannel commerce software suites. The Company offers a suite of applications, including financial management, customer relationship management, e-commerce and retail management, commerce marketing automation, professional services automation and human capital management that enable companies to manage business operations in an integrated suite. The Company also offers customer support and professional services related to the support and implementation of its suite of applications. The Company delivers its applications over the Internet as a subscription service using the software-as-a-service model. The Company’s offerings include NetSuite, NetSuite OneWorld, NetSuite CRM+, NetSuite OpenAir PSA, SuiteCommerce, Bronto Marketing Platform, NetSuite InStore POS, LightCMS, Add-On Modules, NetSuite Industry Editions and SuiteCloud Platform.

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