Head-To-Head Analysis: Geeknet (GKNT) vs. Its Peers
Geeknet (NASDAQ: GKNT) is one of 29 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Geeknet to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Geeknet and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Geeknet Competitors||$5.73 billion||$1.00 billion||114.88|
Geeknet’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Geeknet. Geeknet 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Geeknet and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 17.65%. Given Geeknet’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Geeknet has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Geeknet and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
50.0% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Geeknet has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geeknet’s peers have a beta of 1.75, indicating that their average stock price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Geeknet peers beat Geeknet on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
Geeknet Company Profile
Geeknet, Inc. (Geeknet) sells collectibles, apparel, gadgets, electronics, toys and other retail products for technology enthusiasts and general consumers through the ThinkGeek Website and exclusive products to the Company’s wholesale channel customers. The Company has three segments: Website, Wholesale and ThinkGeek Solutions. The ThinkGeek Solutions segment has been aggregated into the Website segment. The Website segment sells geek-themed retail products and video game-themed merchandise through the ThinkGeek Website and through the ThinkGeek Solutions Web-stores. The Wholesale segment sells primarily exclusive GeekLabs (the in-house product development team) products to brick-and-mortar retailers. The Company along with its subsidiaries, operates a business aimed at the global geek community, which includes technology enthusiasts, pop-culture aficionados and other fans. ThinkGeek, Inc. and ThinkGeek Solutions, Inc. are its two wholly owned subsidiaries.
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