RealPage (NASDAQ: RP) is one of 97 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare RealPage to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for RealPage and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RealPage 1 1 5 0 2.57
RealPage Competitors 516 2410 4057 134 2.54

RealPage presently has a consensus price target of $41.29, indicating a potential upside of 4.65%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 7.26%. Given RealPage’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe RealPage has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.5% of RealPage shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.8% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 33.2% of RealPage shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.6% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RealPage and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
RealPage $611.25 million $91.37 million 123.28
RealPage Competitors $1.27 billion $344.85 million 34.13

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

Profitability

This table compares RealPage and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RealPage 4.25% 10.26% 4.76%
RealPage Competitors -24.56% -412.88% -8.11%

Risk & Volatility

RealPage has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RealPage’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

RealPage beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

RealPage Company Profile

RealPage, Inc. is a provider of technology to the real estate industry, helping owners, managers and investors. The Company’s property management solutions are referred to as Enterprise Resource Planning systems. Its on demand platform provides a single point of access and a repository of real-time lease transaction data, including prospect, renter and property data. Its platform consists of four primary categories of solutions: Property Management, Lease Management, Resident Services and Asset Optimization. These solutions provide complementary asset performance and investment decision support; risk mitigation, billing and utility management; resident engagement, spend management, operations and facilities management, and lead generation and lease management capabilities that collectively enable its clients to manage all the stages of the renter life cycle. In addition, its open architecture allows third-party applications to access its solutions using its RealPage Exchange platform.

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