Godaddy (NYSE: GDDY) is one of 180 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Godaddy to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Godaddy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Godaddy 0 4 11 0 2.73
Godaddy Competitors 723 4573 7336 164 2.54

Godaddy currently has a consensus price target of $50.15, suggesting a potential upside of 2.61%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.09%. Given Godaddy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Godaddy is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Godaddy has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Godaddy’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, suggesting that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.3% of Godaddy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of Godaddy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Godaddy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Godaddy 2.34% 7.89% 0.97%
Godaddy Competitors -19.03% -257.32% -3.03%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Godaddy and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Godaddy $1.85 billion -$16.50 million 188.01
Godaddy Competitors $2.79 billion $290.02 million 342.62

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

Summary

Godaddy beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Godaddy Company Profile

GoDaddy Inc. is a technology provider to small businesses, Web design professionals and individuals. The Company delivers cloud-based products and personalized customer care. It operates a domain marketplace, where its customers can find the digital real estate that matches their idea. It provides Website building, hosting and security tools to help customers construct and protect online presence. It provides applications that enable connecting to customers and managing businesses. The Company provides search, discovery and recommendation tools, as well as a selection of domain name for ventures. It provides productivity tools, such as domain-specific e-mail, online storage, invoicing, bookkeeping and payment solutions to run ventures, as well as marketing products. The Company’s products, including GoCentral enable to build a Website or online store for both desktop and mobile. Its products are powered by a cloud platform and enable its customers to get found online.

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