COUPA SOFTWARE (NASDAQ: COUP) is one of 114 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare COUPA SOFTWARE to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for COUPA SOFTWARE and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COUPA SOFTWARE 0 4 7 0 2.64
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors 388 2289 4339 114 2.59

COUPA SOFTWARE presently has a consensus price target of $36.09, indicating a potential upside of 12.29%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 10.62%. Given COUPA SOFTWARE’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe COUPA SOFTWARE is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares COUPA SOFTWARE and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
COUPA SOFTWARE $159.15 million -$33.50 million -33.83
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors $1.57 billion $463.90 million 43.94

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.4% of COUPA SOFTWARE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 32.1% of COUPA SOFTWARE shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.9% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COUPA SOFTWARE -24.00% -19.01% -11.91%
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors -38.94% -44.31% -9.68%


COUPA SOFTWARE beats its rivals on 7 of the 11 factors compared.


Coupa Software Incorporated is a United States-based company, which provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects organizations with suppliers globally. The Company offers spend management cloud applications, which are pre-integrated. The platform offers consumerized financial applications. Its spend management suite includes procurement, invoicing, expenses, sourcing, inventory, contract lifecycle management, budgeting, analytics, open business network, supplier information management and storefront. The platform offers features, such as procure-to-pay solution; online invoice management, and inventory management and tracking software system. Its solutions for business needs include financial compliance and mobile productivity. The Company’s solutions for enterprise resource planning (ERP) include Oracle and NetSuite. The Company offers solutions for industries, including financial, healthcare, oil and gas, retail, technology, and food and beverage.

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