Cvent (CVT) & Its Rivals Critical Analysis

Cvent (NYSE: CVT) is one of 113 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Cvent to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cvent and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cvent N/A N/A -63.16
Cvent Competitors $2.20 billion $402.78 million 460.24

Cvent’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cvent. Cvent is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.3% of Cvent shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 43.0% of Cvent shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.6% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Cvent and its peers’ 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 -45.78% -24.61% -7.30%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Cvent and its peers, 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 338 2214 4626 94 2.62

As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 10.49%. Given Cvent’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cvent has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Cvent beats its peers 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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