Head to Head Analysis: King Digital Entertainment (KING) vs. Its Peers
King Digital Entertainment (NYSE: KING) is one of 60 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare King Digital Entertainment to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for King Digital Entertainment and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|King Digital Entertainment||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|King Digital Entertainment Competitors||205||1539||2897||93||2.61|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares King Digital Entertainment and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|King Digital Entertainment||N/A||N/A||10.29|
|King Digital Entertainment Competitors||$1.02 billion||$67.00 million||520.11|
King Digital Entertainment’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than King Digital Entertainment. King Digital Entertainment 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.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
68.9% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares King Digital Entertainment and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|King Digital Entertainment||19.58%||33.71%||24.95%|
|King Digital Entertainment Competitors||-23.83%||-240.19%||-12.40%|
King Digital Entertainment competitors beat King Digital Entertainment on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
King Digital Entertainment Company Profile
King Digital Entertainment plc is an interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. The Company has four franchises: Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. The Company develops and publishes games that can be played on its king.com and royalgames.com Websites, Facebook and, mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android. The Company is involved in developing and monetizing digital games on multiple platforms. The Company’s games include Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and Bubble Witch 2 Saga. As of December 31, 2014, the Company had 533 million monthly active users (MAUs), 149 million daily active users (DAUs), 356 million monthly unique users (MUUs) and 8,344 million monthly unique payers (MUPs).
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