Digital Turbine (NASDAQ: APPS) is one of 118 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Digital Turbine to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Digital Turbine and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Digital Turbine $93.63 million -$9.37 million -4.87
Digital Turbine Competitors $1.51 billion $446.20 million 41.55

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

Risk & Volatility

Digital Turbine has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Digital Turbine’s rivals have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Digital Turbine and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Digital Turbine 0 0 4 0 3.00
Digital Turbine Competitors 389 2314 4399 115 2.59

Digital Turbine presently has a consensus target price of $1.48, indicating a potential downside of 2.32%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 9.57%. Given Digital Turbine’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Digital Turbine has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Digital Turbine and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Digital Turbine -22.54% -31.91% -18.45%
Digital Turbine Competitors -42.16% -25.43% -10.08%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.2% of Digital Turbine shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Digital Turbine shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Digital Turbine rivals beat Digital Turbine on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Digital Turbine Company Profile

Digital Turbine, Inc. is engaged in delivering end-to-end products and solutions for mobile operators, application advertisers, device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other third parties to enable them to monetize mobile content. The Company operates its business in two operating segments: Advertising and Content. The Advertising segment consists of two businesses: Operator and OEM (O&O) and Advertiser and Publisher (A&P). The O&O business is an advertiser solution for carrier and OEM inventory consisting of services, such as Ignite, a mobile device management platform and Discover, an intelligent application discovery platform. Its A&P business is a mobile user acquisition network across the world consisting of services, such as syndicated network and real time bidding (RTB). The Content segment consists of services, including Marketplace, which is an application and content store, and Pay, which is a content management and mobile payment solution.

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