GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) is one of 187 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare GoDaddy to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GoDaddy 2.34% 7.89% 0.97%
GoDaddy Competitors -20.38% -270.79% -4.64%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
GoDaddy $1.85 billion -$16.50 million 387.92
GoDaddy Competitors $2.79 billion $290.25 million 299.95

GoDaddy’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than GoDaddy. GoDaddy 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 Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for GoDaddy and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GoDaddy 0 3 11 0 2.79
GoDaddy Competitors 722 4586 7347 167 2.54

GoDaddy presently has a consensus target price of $50.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.85%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.31%. Given GoDaddy’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe GoDaddy has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.8% of GoDaddy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.1% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of GoDaddy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

GoDaddy beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy Inc. is a technology provider to small businesses, Web design professionals and individuals. The Company delivers cloud-based products and personalized customer care. It operates a domain marketplace, where its customers can find the digital real estate that matches their idea. It provides Website building, hosting and security tools to help customers construct and protect online presence. It provides applications that enable connecting to customers and managing businesses. The Company provides search, discovery and recommendation tools, as well as a selection of domain name for ventures. It provides productivity tools, such as domain-specific e-mail, online storage, invoicing, bookkeeping and payment solutions to run ventures, as well as marketing products. The Company’s products, including GoCentral enable to build a Website or online store for both desktop and mobile. Its products are powered by a cloud platform and enable its customers to get found online.

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