ChannelAdvisor Corporation (ECOM) versus The Competition Head-To-Head Review

ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare ChannelAdvisor Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.


This table compares ChannelAdvisor Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChannelAdvisor Corporation -7.42% -7.63% -4.68%
ChannelAdvisor Corporation Competitors -25.13% -213.09% -8.28%

Volatility & Risk

ChannelAdvisor Corporation has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ChannelAdvisor Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.5% of ChannelAdvisor Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of ChannelAdvisor Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 23.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for ChannelAdvisor Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChannelAdvisor Corporation 0 5 2 0 2.29
ChannelAdvisor Corporation Competitors 343 2042 3881 107 2.59

ChannelAdvisor Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 18.37%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.65%. Given ChannelAdvisor Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe ChannelAdvisor Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ChannelAdvisor Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ChannelAdvisor Corporation $118.09 million -$4.61 million -35.00
ChannelAdvisor Corporation Competitors $1.27 billion $348.15 million 37.17

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


ChannelAdvisor Corporation competitors beat ChannelAdvisor Corporation on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About ChannelAdvisor Corporation

Channeladvisor Corporation is a provider of Software as a service (SaaS) solutions. The Company’s SaaS solutions enable retailer and branded manufacturer customers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales via hundreds of online channels. The Company’s platform enable its customers to connect with new and existing sources of demand for their products, including e-commerce marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay,, Newegg, Sears and Walmart, search engines and comparison shopping Websites, such as Google, Microsoft’s Bing and Nextag, and social channels, such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Its suite of solutions provides customers with a single, integrated user interface to manage their product listings, inventory availability, pricing optimization, search terms, data analytics and other functions. It also offers solutions that allow manufacturers to send their Web visitors or digital marketing audiences directly to authorized resellers.

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