Geeknet (NASDAQ: GKNT) is one of 30 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Geeknet to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.
Volatility and Risk
Geeknet has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geeknet’s competitors have a beta of 1.63, meaning that their average stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Geeknet and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Geeknet and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Geeknet Competitors||$5.39 billion||$932.47 million||356.90|
Geeknet’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Geeknet. Geeknet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Geeknet and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.03%. Given Geeknet’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Geeknet has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
50.8% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.5% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Geeknet competitors beat Geeknet on 9 of the 9 factors compared.
Geeknet, Inc. (Geeknet) sells collectibles, apparel, gadgets, electronics, toys and other retail products for technology enthusiasts and general consumers through the ThinkGeek Website and exclusive products to the Company’s wholesale channel customers. The Company has three segments: Website, Wholesale and ThinkGeek Solutions. The ThinkGeek Solutions segment has been aggregated into the Website segment. The Website segment sells geek-themed retail products and video game-themed merchandise through the ThinkGeek Website and through the ThinkGeek Solutions Web-stores. The Wholesale segment sells primarily exclusive GeekLabs (the in-house product development team) products to brick-and-mortar retailers. The Company along with its subsidiaries, operates a business aimed at the global geek community, which includes technology enthusiasts, pop-culture aficionados and other fans. ThinkGeek, Inc. and ThinkGeek Solutions, Inc. are its two wholly owned subsidiaries.
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