Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) is one of 29 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Overstock.com to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.3% of Overstock.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.9% of Overstock.com shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Overstock.com and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Overstock.com 0 0 2 0 3.00
Overstock.com Competitors 114 733 1558 87 2.65

Overstock.com presently has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 7.07%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.10%. Given Overstock.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Overstock.com is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Overstock.com has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Overstock.com’s peers have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Overstock.com and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Overstock.com $1.83 billion -$1.70 million -47.60
Overstock.com Competitors $5.24 billion $860.40 million -32.05

Overstock.com’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Overstock.com. Overstock.com 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 Overstock.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Overstock.com -0.73% -6.36% -2.38%
Overstock.com Competitors -1,541.61% -33.00% -8.23%

Summary

Overstock.com beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Overstock.com Company Profile

Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer and incubator of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the Company offers a range of price-competitive brand name, non-brand name and closeout products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, apparel and designer accessories, health and beauty products, electronics and computers, and sporting goods. It operates Retail and Medici businesses. Its Retail business consists of its Direct and Partner segments. Its Other segment consists of Medici. The Company also sells various books, magazines, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs) and video games. The Company sells these products and services through its Internet Websites located at www.overstock.com, www.o.co and www.o.biz. The Company’s other offerings include Worldstock Fair Trade, Main Street Revolution, Farmers Market, Pet Adoptions, Insurance and Supplier Oasis.

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