Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) is one of 29 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Overstock.com to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Overstock.com and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Overstock.com -0.73% -6.36% -2.38%
Overstock.com Competitors -1,537.85% -30.98% -7.15%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Overstock.com and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Overstock.com 0 0 2 0 3.00
Overstock.com Competitors 86 677 1567 83 2.68

Overstock.com currently has a consensus price target of $30.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.67%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 12.82%. Given Overstock.com’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Overstock.com has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.3% of Overstock.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 28.9% of Overstock.com shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Overstock.com and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Overstock.com $1.83 billion -$1.70 million -57.69
Overstock.com Competitors $2.66 billion $891.38 million -28.26

Overstock.com’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Overstock.com. Overstock.com 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.

Risk & Volatility

Overstock.com has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Overstock.com’s competitors have a beta of 1.53, indicating that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Overstock.com

Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer and incubator of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the Company offers a range of price-competitive brand name, non-brand name and closeout products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, apparel and designer accessories, health and beauty products, electronics and computers, and sporting goods. It operates Retail and Medici businesses. Its Retail business consists of its Direct and Partner segments. Its Other segment consists of Medici. The Company also sells various books, magazines, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs) and video games. The Company sells these products and services through its Internet Websites located at www.overstock.com, www.o.co and www.o.biz. The Company’s other offerings include Worldstock Fair Trade, Main Street Revolution, Farmers Market, Pet Adoptions, Insurance and Supplier Oasis.

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