Financial Comparison: Geeknet (GKNT) and The Competition
Geeknet (NASDAQ: GKNT) is one of 31 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Geeknet to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and dividends.
Risk & Volatility
Geeknet has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geeknet’s competitors have a beta of 1.61, suggesting that their average stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Geeknet and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.75%. Given Geeknet’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Geeknet has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Geeknet and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Geeknet Competitors||$5.73 billion||$1.00 billion||159.19|
Geeknet’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Geeknet. Geeknet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Geeknet and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
49.6% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Geeknet competitors beat Geeknet on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
Geeknet, Inc. (Geeknet) sells collectibles, apparel, gadgets, electronics, toys and other retail products for technology enthusiasts and general consumers through the ThinkGeek Website and exclusive products to the Company’s wholesale channel customers. The Company has three segments: Website, Wholesale and ThinkGeek Solutions. The ThinkGeek Solutions segment has been aggregated into the Website segment. The Website segment sells geek-themed retail products and video game-themed merchandise through the ThinkGeek Website and through the ThinkGeek Solutions Web-stores. The Wholesale segment sells primarily exclusive GeekLabs (the in-house product development team) products to brick-and-mortar retailers. The Company along with its subsidiaries, operates a business aimed at the global geek community, which includes technology enthusiasts, pop-culture aficionados and other fans. ThinkGeek, Inc. and ThinkGeek Solutions, Inc. are its two wholly owned subsidiaries.
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