Comparing Apigee (APIC) and Its Competitors

Apigee (NASDAQ: APIC) is one of 184 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Apigee to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and risk.

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 -21.60% -256.26% -3.65%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Apigee and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apigee 0 0 0 0 N/A
Apigee Competitors 836 4758 7525 179 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 8.37%. Given Apigee’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Apigee has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

42.5% of Apigee shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 40.6% of Apigee shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & 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 $2.81 billion $290.95 million 326.39

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.

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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