Leaf Group (NYSE: LFGR) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Leaf Group to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Leaf Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Leaf Group Competitors||417||1626||2737||92||2.51|
Risk and Volatility
Leaf Group has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leaf Group’s peers have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Leaf Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Leaf Group Competitors||2.28%||44.29%||8.94%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Leaf Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Leaf Group||$113.45 million||-$2.01 million||-5.09|
|Leaf Group Competitors||$991.07 million||$116.17 million||644.07|
Leaf Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Leaf Group. Leaf Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
63.4% of Leaf Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 47.6% of Leaf Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Leaf Group peers beat Leaf Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Leaf Group Company Profile
Leaf Group Ltd., formerly Demand Media, Inc., is diversified Internet marketplaces and media company. The Company has online media properties and marketplace platforms that enable communities of creators to reach audiences in lifestyle categories. The Company operates an online studio platform for the professional creation and distribution of content, as well as two online artist marketplaces. Its business comprises two service offerings: Content & Media and Marketplaces. The Company creates media content, including text articles, videos, photographs and designed visual formats, and publishes such content to its owned and operated online properties and to its customers’ online properties. The Company also offers its content creation and distribution platform to provide custom content and other content marketing solutions to brands, publishers and advertisers.
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