COUPA SOFTWARE (NASDAQ: COUP) is one of 118 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare COUPA SOFTWARE to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.6% of COUPA SOFTWARE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.7% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 32.1% of COUPA SOFTWARE shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.6% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares COUPA SOFTWARE and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COUPA SOFTWARE -24.00% -19.01% -11.91%
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors -42.00% -25.20% -9.91%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for COUPA SOFTWARE and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COUPA SOFTWARE 0 4 7 0 2.64
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors 259 1987 4250 84 2.63

COUPA SOFTWARE presently has a consensus target price of $36.09, suggesting a potential upside of 5.53%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 6.36%. Given COUPA SOFTWARE’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe COUPA SOFTWARE has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares COUPA SOFTWARE and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
COUPA SOFTWARE $159.15 million -$33.50 million -36.00
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors $1.52 billion $446.91 million 41.83

COUPA SOFTWARE’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than COUPA SOFTWARE. COUPA SOFTWARE 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.


COUPA SOFTWARE peers beat COUPA SOFTWARE on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

COUPA SOFTWARE Company Profile

Coupa Software Incorporated is a United States-based company, which provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects organizations with suppliers globally. The Company offers spend management cloud applications, which are pre-integrated. The platform offers consumerized financial applications. Its spend management suite includes procurement, invoicing, expenses, sourcing, inventory, contract lifecycle management, budgeting, analytics, open business network, supplier information management and storefront. The platform offers features, such as procure-to-pay solution; online invoice management, and inventory management and tracking software system. Its solutions for business needs include financial compliance and mobile productivity. The Company’s solutions for enterprise resource planning (ERP) include Oracle and NetSuite. The Company offers solutions for industries, including financial, healthcare, oil and gas, retail, technology, and food and beverage.

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