Dropbox (NASDAQ: DBX) is one of 12,946 public companies in the “” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Dropbox to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dropbox -34.84% -77.19% -29.88%
Dropbox Competitors -172.56% 8.25% 2.20%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Dropbox and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dropbox 0 3 12 0 2.80
Dropbox Competitors 59216 225226 293100 12044 2.44

Dropbox presently has a consensus price target of $34.08, indicating a potential upside of 52.74%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 24.22%. Given Dropbox’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dropbox is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

32.1% of Dropbox shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.4% of shares of all “” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dropbox $1.39 billion -$484.90 million -17.03
Dropbox Competitors $7.25 billion $565.03 million 12.41

Dropbox’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Dropbox. Dropbox 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.


Dropbox competitors beat Dropbox on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Dropbox Company Profile

Dropbox Inc. provides a collaboration platform worldwide. Its platform allows individuals, teams, and organizations to create, access, and share content online. The company was formerly known as Evenflow, Inc. and changed its name to Dropbox, Inc. in October 2009. Dropbox Inc. has strategic partnership with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Dropbox Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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