Wix.com (WIX) & The Competition Head to Head Analysis

Wix.com (NASDAQ: WIX) is one of 185 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Wix.com to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.4% of Wix.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.1% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Wix.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wix.com -14.27% -33,346.88% -19.15%
Wix.com Competitors -20.55% -274.13% -4.67%

Risk & Volatility

Wix.com has a beta of 2.42, suggesting that its share price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wix.com’s peers have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Wix.com and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wix.com 0 6 9 0 2.60
Wix.com Competitors 718 4549 7280 162 2.54

Wix.com presently has a consensus price target of $77.46, indicating a potential upside of 40.33%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.82%. Given Wix.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Wix.com is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Wix.com and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Wix.com $290.10 million -$46.89 million -44.52
Wix.com Competitors $2.79 billion $290.25 million 292.62

Wix.com’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Wix.com. Wix.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.

Wix.com Company Profile

Wix.com Ltd. (Wix) is a Web development platform enabling businesses and organizations to take businesses, brands and workflow online. The Company provides solutions that business owners can use to operate various aspects of their business online, such as selling goods, taking reservations, and scheduling and confirming appointments. These applications provide Wix registered users a bespoke front-end for customers visiting their Website, as well as a back-end management dashboard. The Company has developed these software applications for businesses in specific verticals, including retail and online stores, service providers, hotel and property management, music and restaurants. These vertical applications are integrated into the Company’s Website templates or can be installed on any existing Website and set up by the user and without the need to write code.

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