Workday (NASDAQ: WDAY) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Workday to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Workday and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Workday||$1.57 billion||-$408.27 million||-71.45|
|Workday Competitors||$959.90 million||$61.56 million||573.22|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
67.5% of Workday shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.1% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 37.7% of Workday shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Workday and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Workday has a beta of 1.82, indicating that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Workday’s peers have a beta of 0.55, indicating that their average stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Workday and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Workday presently has a consensus price target of $103.62, suggesting a potential upside of 0.71%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 12.71%. Given Workday’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Workday has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Workday, Inc. is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The Company delivers financial management, human capital management and analytics applications designed for various companies, educational institutions and government agencies. As part of its applications, the Company provides embedded analytics that capture the content and context of everyday business events, facilitating informed decision-making from wherever users are working. Its applications include Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Other Applications. It also provides open, standards-based Web-services application programming interfaces, and pre-built packaged integrations and connectors. Workday Financial Management is a unified application with a range of financial capabilities, relevant analytics and metrics, and auditable process management. Workday HCM allows an organization to staff, pay, organize and develop its global workforce.
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