Kayak Software (NASDAQ: KYAK) is one of 112 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Kayak Software to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Kayak Software and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kayak Software Competitors||334||2214||4621||92||2.62|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
57.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by company 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 and Valuation
This table compares Kayak Software and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kayak Software Competitors||$2.20 billion||$402.78 million||465.58|
Kayak Software’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Kayak Software. Kayak Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Kayak Software and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kayak Software Competitors||-56.35%||-26.40%||-8.36%|
Kayak Software rivals beat Kayak Software on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
Kayak Software Company Profile
Centralizing online travel deals is smooth sailing for Kayak Software. Through its websites (KAYAK.com, swoodoo.com, and SideStep.com) in about 15 countries, the company displays rates on airfare, hotels, rental cars, and cruises from more than 500 other travel websites. Kayak Software offers fare information from Continental Airlines and American Airlines, as well as prices from Funjet Vacations, Marriott International, and InterContinental Hotel Group, among others. In addition to booking, the firm’s websites and mobile applications provide destination information, travel tips, member discounts, and hotel descriptions. Founded in 2004, Kayak Software filed to go public in late 2010.
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