Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Five9 to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Five9 and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Five9 $162.09 million -$11.86 million -175.06
Five9 Competitors $916.05 million $45.64 million 484.63

Five9’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Five9. Five9 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Five9 and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five9 -4.19% -34.14% -9.94%
Five9 Competitors -26.09% -104.80% -13.75%

Risk and Volatility

Five9 has a beta of 0.32, meaning that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five9’s competitors have a beta of 3.23, meaning that their average stock price is 223% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.6% of Five9 shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of Five9 shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Five9 and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five9 0 1 5 0 2.83
Five9 Competitors 178 1502 2844 89 2.62

Five9 currently has a consensus price target of $26.17, indicating a potential upside of 6.76%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 12.29%. Given Five9’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Five9 has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Five9 Company Profile

Five9 Inc. (Five9) is a provider of cloud software for contact centers. The Company’s purpose-built Virtual Contact Center (VCC) cloud platform delivers a suite of applications that enable the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales and marketing functions. The Company’s solution, which consists of its VCC cloud platform and applications, allows simultaneous management and optimization of customer interactions across voice, chat, e-mail, Web, social media and mobile channels, either directly or through its application programming interfaces (APIs). The Company’s VCC cloud platform matches each customer interaction with an appropriate agent resource and delivers relevant customer data to the agent in real-time through integrations with adjacent enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, to optimize the customer experience and agent productivity.

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