Financial Survey: Audioeye (AEYE) and Its Peers

Audioeye (NASDAQ: AEYE) is one of 196 public companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Audioeye to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Audioeye has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Audioeye’s rivals have a beta of -9.82, meaning that their average stock price is 1,082% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.2% of Audioeye shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.0% of Audioeye shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.3% of shares of all “Prepackaged 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Audioeye -133.78% -205.33% -111.00%
Audioeye Competitors -9.89% -47.09% -2.75%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Audioeye and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Audioeye $2.74 million -$5.60 million -6.52
Audioeye Competitors $1.84 billion $203.07 million -8.43

Audioeye’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Audioeye. Audioeye is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Audioeye and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Audioeye 0 0 2 0 3.00
Audioeye Competitors 1577 7376 13790 656 2.58

Audioeye presently has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.97%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 17.60%. Given Audioeye’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Audioeye is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Audioeye rivals beat Audioeye on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Audioeye Company Profile

AudioEye, Inc. provides Web accessibility solutions to Internet, print, broadcast, and other media to people regardless of their network connection, device, location, or disabilities in the United States. The company develops patented Internet content publication and distribution software that enables conversion of media into accessible formats, as well as allows for real time distribution on various Internet connected devices. It provides AudioEye Ally Platform, which consists of Digital Accessibility Platform and Ally Managed Service that are offered as an Internet cloud software as a service to Website owners, publishers, developers, and operators. The company's Digital Accessibility Platform, a self-service solution for clients who want to own the accessibility process from beginning to end and puts the power of accessibility issue tracking, auditing, and remediation in the hands of developers to enhance the usability and accessibility of their Web infrastructure. Its Ally Managed Service allows AudioEye accessibility engineers and AT usability testers to do heavy lifting; and AudioEye Ally Toolbar that provides easy-to-use and cloud-based assistive tools, which allow its clients to enhance the customer experience for those looking to customize the way in which they engage with the Web browser. The company also markets and sells managed services comprising product support, accessibility training from accessibility engineers and subject matter experts, manual assistive technology usability testing, video transcription and captioning, PDF accessibility solutions, audio description authoring, accessibility help desk, and others. It serves directly, as well as through strategic business and development referral partners to corporate enterprises; educational institutions; federal, state, and local governments and agencies; and not-for-profit organizations. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

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