Yext (NYSE: YEXT) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Yext to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

28.9% of Yext shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.0% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Yext and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yext 0 2 3 0 2.60
Yext Competitors 418 1632 2746 93 2.51

Yext presently has a consensus price target of $16.20, suggesting a potential upside of 27.26%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.63%. Given Yext’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Yext is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yext -40.63% -157.17% -38.67%
Yext Competitors 1.12% 38.85% 7.65%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yext and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Yext $124.26 million -$43.15 million -13.54
Yext Competitors $954.98 million $110.67 million 672.82

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

Summary

Yext competitors beat Yext on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About Yext

Yext Inc. is a knowledge engine provider. Yext puts business on the map. The Yext Knowledge Engine enables companies to manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings Network, including Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Maps, Instagram, Siri and Yelp. Yext Listings, Pages and Reviews help businesses around the globe and facilitate face-to-face digital interactions. Yext Knowledge Engine enables businesses to control and manage their digital knowledge and makes it available through the PowerListings Network of over 100 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories and social networks in a complete, up to date and accurate manner.

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