Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) is one of 50 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Care.com to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Care.com and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Care.com 0 1 1 0 2.50
Care.com Competitors 443 1695 2631 106 2.49

Care.com presently has a consensus target price of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.87%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.10%. Given Care.com’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Care.com has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Care.com and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Care.com 3.66% 10.98% 4.67%
Care.com Competitors -0.09% 27.21% 6.31%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Care.com and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Care.com $169.64 million $8.45 million 136.11
Care.com Competitors $938.19 million $120.35 million 53.87

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

Volatility & Risk

Care.com has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Care.com’s rivals have a beta of 1.36, meaning that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.7% of Care.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.7% of Care.com shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Care.com rivals beat Care.com on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Care.com Company Profile

Care.com, Inc. is an online marketplace for finding and managing family care. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 22.8 million members, including 12.9 million families and 9.9 million caregivers, spanning 19 countries. Its consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with and select caregivers. It also provides caregivers with solutions to create personal profiles, describe their skills and experience, and otherwise differentiate and market themselves in a fragmented marketplace. In addition to consumer matching solutions, the Company offers its members products and services to facilitate their interaction with caregivers. It serves employers by providing access to certain of its products and services to employer-sponsored families. In addition, it serves care-related businesses, such as day care centers, nanny agencies and home care agencies, willing to market their services to its care-seeking families and recruit its caregiver members.

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