Critical Survey: Overstock.com (OSTK) and Its Competitors
Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Overstock.com to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Overstock.com and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Overstock.com||$1.83 billion||-$1.70 million||-57.12|
|Overstock.com Competitors||$2.66 billion||$891.38 million||-31.65|
Overstock.com’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Overstock.com. Overstock.com 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.
This table compares Overstock.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
44.3% of Overstock.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.9% of Overstock.com shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Overstock.com and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Overstock.com presently has a consensus price target of $30.50, indicating a potential upside of 2.69%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 11.85%. Given Overstock.com’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Overstock.com has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Volatility and Risk
Overstock.com has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Overstock.com’s peers have a beta of 1.53, suggesting that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer and incubator of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the Company offers a range of price-competitive brand name, non-brand name and closeout products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, apparel and designer accessories, health and beauty products, electronics and computers, and sporting goods. It operates Retail and Medici businesses. Its Retail business consists of its Direct and Partner segments. Its Other segment consists of Medici. The Company also sells various books, magazines, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs) and video games. The Company sells these products and services through its Internet Websites located at www.overstock.com, www.o.co and www.o.biz. The Company’s other offerings include Worldstock Fair Trade, Main Street Revolution, Farmers Market, Pet Adoptions, Insurance and Supplier Oasis.
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