COUPA SOFTWARE (NASDAQ: COUP) is one of 118 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare COUPA SOFTWARE to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for COUPA SOFTWARE and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COUPA SOFTWARE 0 4 7 0 2.64
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors 391 2322 4408 115 2.59

COUPA SOFTWARE currently has a consensus price target of $36.09, suggesting a potential upside of 12.82%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 8.54%. Given COUPA SOFTWARE’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe COUPA SOFTWARE is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares COUPA SOFTWARE and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
COUPA SOFTWARE $159.15 million -$33.50 million -33.67
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors $1.51 billion $446.17 million 42.17

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COUPA SOFTWARE -24.00% -19.01% -11.91%
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors -42.00% -25.23% -9.84%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.6% of COUPA SOFTWARE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 32.1% of COUPA SOFTWARE shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

COUPA SOFTWARE beats its rivals on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

COUPA SOFTWARE Company Profile

Coupa Software Incorporated is a United States-based company, which provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects organizations with suppliers globally. The Company offers spend management cloud applications, which are pre-integrated. The platform offers consumerized financial applications. Its spend management suite includes procurement, invoicing, expenses, sourcing, inventory, contract lifecycle management, budgeting, analytics, open business network, supplier information management and storefront. The platform offers features, such as procure-to-pay solution; online invoice management, and inventory management and tracking software system. Its solutions for business needs include financial compliance and mobile productivity. The Company’s solutions for enterprise resource planning (ERP) include Oracle and NetSuite. The Company offers solutions for industries, including financial, healthcare, oil and gas, retail, technology, and food and beverage.

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