YuMe (NYSE: YUME) is one of 63 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare YuMe to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Dividends

YuMe pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. YuMe pays out 30.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Application Software” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out -10,668.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. YuMe lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

YuMe has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YuMe’s competitors have a beta of 1.68, indicating that their average share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for YuMe and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YuMe 1 1 0 0 1.50
YuMe Competitors 230 1668 2859 109 2.59

YuMe currently has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential downside of 36.58%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 10.36%. Given YuMe’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe YuMe has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

38.3% of YuMe shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 29.3% of YuMe shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
YuMe $159.78 million $10.08 million 47.30
YuMe Competitors $769.36 million $137.09 million -10.36

YuMe’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than YuMe. YuMe 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 YuMe and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YuMe 2.46% 4.36% 2.88%
YuMe Competitors -61.22% -92.97% -15.96%

Summary

YuMe competitors beat YuMe on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About YuMe

YuMe, Inc. (YuMe) is an independent provider of multi-screen video advertising technology, connecting brand advertisers, digital media property owners and consumers of video content across a range of Internet-connected devices. The Company operating segments include Domestic and International. The Company offers advertising customers end-to-end marketing solutions by combining data-driven technologies with deep insight into audience behavior. The Company also offers demand-side platform (DSP), called YuMe for Advertisers, to find relevant audiences and deliver targeted advertising, and a supply-side platform (SSP), called YuMe for Publishers (YFP 5.0), which helps aggregate audiences, define audience characteristics and offer monetization opportunities for digital media property owners. Its technologies serve the specific needs of brand advertisers and enable them to find and target brand-receptive audiences across a range of Internet connected devices and digital media properties.

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