Head-To-Head Review: Leaf Group (LFGR) and Its Rivals
Leaf Group (NYSE: LFGR) is one of 45 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Leaf Group to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Leaf Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Leaf Group Competitors||413||1615||2729||91||2.52|
Leaf Group presently has a consensus price target of $10.30, indicating a potential upside of 28.75%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential downside of 73.80%. Given Leaf Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Leaf Group is more favorable than its rivals.
Volatility and Risk
Leaf Group has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leaf Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.43, suggesting that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Leaf Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Leaf Group Competitors||2.28%||44.29%||8.94%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Leaf Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Leaf Group||$113.45 million||-$2.01 million||-5.03|
|Leaf Group Competitors||$991.07 million||$116.17 million||-1,765.80|
Leaf Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Leaf Group. Leaf Group 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.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
63.3% of Leaf Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 47.6% of Leaf Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Leaf Group rivals beat Leaf Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
About Leaf Group
Leaf Group Ltd., formerly Demand Media, Inc., is diversified Internet marketplaces and media company. The Company has online media properties and marketplace platforms that enable communities of creators to reach audiences in lifestyle categories. The Company operates an online studio platform for the professional creation and distribution of content, as well as two online artist marketplaces. Its business comprises two service offerings: Content & Media and Marketplaces. The Company creates media content, including text articles, videos, photographs and designed visual formats, and publishes such content to its owned and operated online properties and to its customers’ online properties. The Company also offers its content creation and distribution platform to provide custom content and other content marketing solutions to brands, publishers and advertisers.
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