Analyzing support.com (SPRT) and Its Competitors
support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT) is one of 24 public companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare support.com to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
27.7% of support.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of support.com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for support.com and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.72%. Given support.com’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe support.com has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Risk & Volatility
support.com has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, support.com’s peers have a beta of 0.95, meaning that their average stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares support.com and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|support.com||$58.93 million||-$5.35 million||-6.03|
|support.com Competitors||$939.15 million||$24.07 million||-80.09|
support.com’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than support.com. support.com is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares support.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
support.com peers beat support.com on 6 of the 9 factors compared.
Support.com, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based software and services for technology support. The Company offers outsourced support services for service providers, retailers, Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers and technology companies. It offers technology support services programs for both the consumer and small business markets, and includes computer and mobile device set-up, security and support, virus and malware removal, wireless network set-up, and home security and automation system support. Its cloud-based offering, Nexus, is a software-as-a-service solution for companies to support interactions with their customers. Its end user software products are designed to maintain, optimize and secure computers and mobile devices. Its principal software products include products designed for malware protection and removal (SUPERAntiSpyware); personal computer (PC), smartphone and tablet maintenance and optimization (Cosmos), and PC registry cleaning and repair (ARO).
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