PFSweb (NASDAQ: PFSW) is one of 203 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare PFSweb to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.0% of PFSweb shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of PFSweb shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PFSweb and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
PFSweb $334.64 million -$7.53 million -12.57
PFSweb Competitors $2.74 billion $282.94 million -35.20

PFSweb’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PFSweb. PFSweb is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for PFSweb and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PFSweb 0 0 4 0 3.00
PFSweb Competitors 697 4465 7218 156 2.55

PFSweb presently has a consensus target price of $11.63, indicating a potential upside of 42.29%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 0.48%. Given PFSweb’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe PFSweb is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares PFSweb and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PFSweb -3.55% -1.71% -0.35%
PFSweb Competitors -20.16% -52.39% -3.67%

Volatility & Risk

PFSweb has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PFSweb’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

PFSweb Company Profile

PFSWEB, Inc. is a global provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, including a range of technology, infrastructure and professional services. The Company’s service offerings include Website design, creation and integration, digital agency and marketing, e-commerce technologies, order management, customer care, logistics and fulfillment, financial management and professional consulting. It operates through two segments: PFSweb, and Business and Retail Connect. PFSweb is a global provider of various infrastructure, technology and digital agency solutions and operates as a service fee business. In the Business and Retail Connect segment, subsidiaries of the Company purchase inventory from clients and resell the inventory to client customers. Its solutions support direct-to-consumer (DTC), business-to-business (B2B) and retail sales channels. It markets its solutions as PFSweb’s End2End eCommerce solution.

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