Comparing PFSweb (PFSW) and Its Rivals

PFSweb (NASDAQ: PFSW) is one of 195 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare PFSweb to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PFSweb -3.55% -1.71% -0.35%
PFSweb Competitors -19.92% -51.69% -3.68%

Risk & Volatility

PFSweb has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PFSweb’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, meaning that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PFSweb and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
PFSweb $282.62 million $16.22 million -12.83
PFSweb Competitors $2.12 billion $374.80 million 36.29

PFSweb’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PFSweb. PFSweb 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.9% of PFSweb shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.2% of PFSweb shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for PFSweb and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PFSweb 0 0 4 0 3.00
PFSweb Competitors 677 4373 7105 154 2.55

PFSweb presently has a consensus price target of $11.63, indicating a potential upside of 39.39%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 1.56%. Given PFSweb’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe PFSweb is more favorable than its rivals.

PFSweb Company Profile

PFSWEB, Inc. is a global provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, including a range of technology, infrastructure and professional services. The Company’s service offerings include Website design, creation and integration, digital agency and marketing, e-commerce technologies, order management, customer care, logistics and fulfillment, financial management and professional consulting. It operates through two segments: PFSweb, and Business and Retail Connect. PFSweb is a global provider of various infrastructure, technology and digital agency solutions and operates as a service fee business. In the Business and Retail Connect segment, subsidiaries of the Company purchase inventory from clients and resell the inventory to client customers. Its solutions support direct-to-consumer (DTC), business-to-business (B2B) and retail sales channels. It markets its solutions as PFSweb’s End2End eCommerce solution.

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