Analyzing Yext (YEXT) and Its Competitors

Yext (NYSE: YEXT) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Yext to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Yext $124.26 million -$43.15 million -12.18
Yext Competitors $943.06 million $113.10 million 562.84

Yext’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Yext. Yext 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yext -40.63% -157.17% -38.67%
Yext Competitors 1.93% 38.24% 7.70%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Yext and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yext 0 2 3 0 2.60
Yext Competitors 433 1658 2782 95 2.51

Yext currently has a consensus price target of $16.20, suggesting a potential upside of 41.48%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.99%. Given Yext’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Yext is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.6% of Yext shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Yext peers beat Yext on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Yext Company Profile

Yext Inc. is a knowledge engine provider. Yext puts business on the map. The Yext Knowledge Engine enables companies to manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings Network, including Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Maps, Instagram, Siri and Yelp. Yext Listings, Pages and Reviews help businesses around the globe and facilitate face-to-face digital interactions. Yext Knowledge Engine enables businesses to control and manage their digital knowledge and makes it available through the PowerListings Network of over 100 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories and social networks in a complete, up to date and accurate manner.

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