Financial Survey: Geeknet (GKNT) versus Its Rivals
Geeknet (NASDAQ: GKNT) is one of 29 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Geeknet to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
48.0% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Geeknet and its rivals, as provided 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 14.82%. Given Geeknet’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Geeknet has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares Geeknet and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Geeknet has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geeknet’s rivals have a beta of 1.32, suggesting that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Geeknet and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Geeknet Competitors||$5.73 billion||$1.00 billion||295.40|
Geeknet’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Geeknet. Geeknet 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.
Geeknet rivals beat Geeknet on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
Geeknet Company Profile
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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