CommerceHub (NASDAQ: CHUBA) is one of 113 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare CommerceHub to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares CommerceHub and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommerceHub 11.79% 34.82% 18.52%
CommerceHub Competitors -47.61% -28.35% -9.92%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CommerceHub and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CommerceHub $100.55 million $9.09 million 76.18
CommerceHub Competitors $2.23 billion $415.57 million 256.05

CommerceHub’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than CommerceHub. CommerceHub 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 and Insider Ownership

25.7% of CommerceHub shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.5% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for CommerceHub and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommerceHub 0 1 4 0 2.80
CommerceHub Competitors 282 2094 4389 86 2.62

CommerceHub currently has a consensus price target of $26.25, indicating a potential upside of 23.07%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.15%. Given CommerceHub’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe CommerceHub is more favorable than its peers.

About CommerceHub

CommerceHub, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based e-commerce fulfillment and marketing solutions that integrate supply, demand and delivery for retailers and consumer brands, manufacturers and distributors. The Company’s end-to-end solutions are provided through the CommerceHub software platform, a hub that streamlines integration and enables transactions among its retailer and supplier customers and their other trading partners, while also enabling them to access the online marketplaces, search engines, social and product advertising and other digital marketing channels where consumers browse and buy. Its solutions also help its customers integrate with the third-party logistics (3PL) providers, including fulfillment and delivery providers that take purchased products to the consumer’s doorstep. The Company’s solutions include Supply Solutions, Demand Solutions and Delivery Solutions.

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