Cvent (NYSE: CVT) is one of 109 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cvent to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.3% of Cvent shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.6% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 43.0% of Cvent shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cvent -9.84% -12.55% -6.86%
Cvent Competitors -36.48% -26.59% -8.08%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cvent and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cvent 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cvent Competitors 299 2126 4508 91 2.63

As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 11.44%. Given Cvent’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cvent has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cvent N/A N/A -63.16
Cvent Competitors $2.20 billion $401.02 million 478.96

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

Cvent beats its competitors on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Cvent Company Profile

Cvent, Inc. is a cloud-based enterprise event management company. The Company provides solutions for both sides of the events and meetings value chain, such as event and meeting planners, through its Event Cloud, and hoteliers and venues, through its Hospitality Cloud. The Company offers planners a platform that addresses the entire lifecycle of events and meetings, including budgeting, planning, venue sourcing, marketing, management and measurement of meetings. It offers over six product categories, on over two integrated clouds, the Event Cloud and the Hospitality Cloud. The Event Cloud includes approximately five product categories, such as event management software, enterprise solutions software, mobile event applications, pre- and post-event feedback management software, and onsite event solutions. The Hospitality Cloud includes over three product categories, including group marketing solutions, group demand management, and group business intelligence for hotels and venues.

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