Financial Survey: Shutterstock (SSTK) & Yext (YEXT)

Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK) and Yext (NYSE:YEXT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Shutterstock and Yext’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Shutterstock $494.32 million 3.37 $32.62 million $0.69 69.71
Yext $124.26 million 8.92 -$43.15 million N/A N/A

Shutterstock has higher revenue and earnings than Yext.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.9% of Shutterstock shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.6% of Yext shares are owned by institutional investors. 47.3% of Shutterstock shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Shutterstock and Yext’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shutterstock 4.58% 9.71% 5.50%
Yext -40.63% -157.17% -38.67%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Shutterstock and Yext, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shutterstock 1 4 0 0 1.80
Yext 0 2 3 0 2.60

Shutterstock presently has a consensus target price of $38.60, suggesting a potential downside of 19.75%. Yext has a consensus target price of $16.20, suggesting a potential upside of 33.33%. Given Yext’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Yext is more favorable than Shutterstock.


Shutterstock beats Yext on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Shutterstock Company Profile

Shutterstock, Inc. (Shutterstock) is a global technology company that operates a two-sided marketplace for professionals to license content. The Company’s library of content includes digital imagery, which consists of licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations and video clips that customers use in their visual communications, such as Websites, digital and print marketing materials, corporate communications, books, publications and video content, and commercial music, which consists of music tracks and sound effects and which is often used to complement digital imagery. It also offers digital asset management services through its cloud-based digital asset management platform (webdam). Its global marketplace brings together users and contributors of content by providing a collection of content its customers can pay to license and incorporate into their work and by compensating contributors as their content is licensed to customers.

Yext Company Profile

Yext Inc. is a knowledge engine provider. Yext puts business on the map. The Yext Knowledge Engine enables companies to manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings Network, including Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Maps, Instagram, Siri and Yelp. Yext Listings, Pages and Reviews help businesses around the globe and facilitate face-to-face digital interactions. Yext Knowledge Engine enables businesses to control and manage their digital knowledge and makes it available through the PowerListings Network of over 100 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories and social networks in a complete, up to date and accurate manner.

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