Reviewing Overstock.com (OSTK) & Its Rivals
Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Overstock.com to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Overstock.com and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Overstock.com||$1.83 billion||-$1.70 million||-58.37|
|Overstock.com Competitors||$2.66 billion||$891.38 million||-32.60|
Overstock.com’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Overstock.com. Overstock.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility and Risk
Overstock.com has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Overstock.com’s peers have a beta of 1.54, indicating that their average stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Overstock.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Overstock.com and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Overstock.com currently has a consensus price target of $30.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.49%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 11.47%. Given Overstock.com’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Overstock.com has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
44.3% of Overstock.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.9% of Overstock.com shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.0% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
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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