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 N/A N/A -13.50
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.

Analyst Ratings

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
Geeknet 0 0 0 0 N/A
Geeknet Competitors 90 723 1623 88 2.68

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.

Profitability

This table compares Geeknet and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Geeknet -20.58% -25.85% -19.84%
Geeknet Competitors -13.19% -27.92% -8.77%

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.

Summary

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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