Apigee (NASDAQ: APIC) is one of 187 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Apigee to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apigee -37.94% -73.27% -31.65%
Apigee Competitors -22.30% -272.14% -5.00%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.5% of Apigee shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 40.6% of Apigee shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Apigee N/A N/A -12.41
Apigee Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 316.76

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

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apigee 0 0 0 0 N/A
Apigee Competitors 773 4707 7473 180 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 10.62%. Given Apigee’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Apigee has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Apigee competitors beat Apigee on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Apigee

Apigee Corporation is engaged in providing a software platform that allows businesses to design, deploy, and scale application program interfaces (APIs), as a connection layer between their core information technology (IT) systems and data and the applications, with which their customers, partners, employees and other users engage with the business. Its platform consists of the products, including Apigee Edge, Apigee Edge PRO, Apigee Link, Apigee Sense and Apigee Insights. Apigee Edge is an API-management solution. Apigee Insights is its predictive analytics software solution. Apigee Link is its Internet of Things (IoT) platform for connecting devices to the Internet, which is under development and in beta testing with certain customers. Apigee Sense is a bot prevention product. Apigee Edge PRO is a cloud-delivered service and is an API management for small and medium-sized businesses and divisions in a range of enterprises. It delivers its platform both in the cloud and on premises.

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