Contrasting Docusign (DOCU) & Its Competitors
Docusign (NASDAQ: DOCU) is one of 197 public companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Docusign to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.
This table compares Docusign and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares Docusign and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Docusign||$700.97 million||-$426.46 million||-18.48|
|Docusign Competitors||$1.91 billion||$226.93 million||37.38|
Docusign’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Docusign. Docusign 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 & Insider Ownership
53.1% of Docusign shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.5% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by 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 is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Docusign and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Docusign presently has a consensus price target of $61.55, indicating a potential upside of 14.87%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 4.02%. Given Docusign’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Docusign is more favorable than its peers.
Docusign peers beat Docusign on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
Docusign Company Profile
DocuSign, Inc. provides cloud based transaction products and services in the United States. The company offers e-signature solution that enables businesses to digitally prepare, execute, and act on agreements. It serves large enterprises, sole proprietorships, small- to medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals. The company was 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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