Kayak Software (NASDAQ: KYAK) is one of 111 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Kayak Software to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kayak Software 2.58% 2.19% 1.98%
Kayak Software Competitors -46.85% -25.26% -7.54%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kayak Software N/A N/A 93.19
Kayak Software Competitors $2.20 billion $402.78 million 172.19

Kayak Software’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kayak Software. Kayak Software 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Kayak Software and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kayak Software 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kayak Software Competitors 338 2223 4591 94 2.61

As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 11.51%. Given Kayak Software’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kayak Software has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.6% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Kayak Software peers beat Kayak Software on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Kayak Software Company Profile

Centralizing online travel deals is smooth sailing for Kayak Software. Through its websites (KAYAK.com, swoodoo.com, and SideStep.com) in about 15 countries, the company displays rates on airfare, hotels, rental cars, and cruises from more than 500 other travel websites. Kayak Software offers fare information from Continental Airlines and American Airlines, as well as prices from Funjet Vacations, Marriott International, and InterContinental Hotel Group, among others. In addition to booking, the firm’s websites and mobile applications provide destination information, travel tips, member discounts, and hotel descriptions. Founded in 2004, Kayak Software filed to go public in late 2010.

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