SharpSpring (NASDAQ: SHSP) is one of 194 publicly-traded companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare SharpSpring to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares SharpSpring and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SharpSpring||$13.45 million||-$4.97 million||N/A|
|SharpSpring Competitors||$1.83 billion||$196.04 million||-5.02|
Volatility & Risk
SharpSpring has a beta of -2.3, suggesting that its stock price is 330% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SharpSpring’s peers have a beta of -14.33, suggesting that their average stock price is 1,533% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares SharpSpring and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
39.5% of SharpSpring shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.3% of SharpSpring shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.4% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by company 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SharpSpring and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
SharpSpring currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.38%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 20.42%. Given SharpSpring’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SharpSpring has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
SharpSpring peers beat SharpSpring on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
SharpSpring, Inc. operates as a cloud-based marketing technology company worldwide. The company offers SharpSpring, a marketing automation solution for small and mid-size businesses. It markets and sells its products and services through sales teams and third party resellers. The company was formerly known as SMTP, Inc. and changed its name to SharpSpring, Inc. in December 2015. SharpSpring, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida.
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