Perion Network (PERI) & Its Rivals Head to Head Comparison

Perion Network (NASDAQ: PERI) is one of 66 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Perion Network to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Perion Network and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perion Network 0 1 0 0 2.00
Perion Network Competitors 181 1534 2922 98 2.62

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 7.46%. Given Perion Network’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Perion Network has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.4% of Perion Network shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.5% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Perion Network and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Perion Network $290.67 million $24.96 million -2.43
Perion Network Competitors $761.35 million $137.63 million 34.91

Perion Network’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Perion Network. Perion Network 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perion Network -11.31% 8.57% 4.95%
Perion Network Competitors -66.85% -94.45% -18.56%

Risk and Volatility

Perion Network has a beta of 1.71, meaning that its share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perion Network’s competitors have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Perion Network competitors beat Perion Network on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Perion Network

Perion Network Ltd. is a global technology company. It is engaged in delivering advertising solutions to brands and publishers. It operates through High Impact Advertising solutions segment. It provides execution, ranging from high-impact advertisement formats to branded search, and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. Its business solutions include Undertone, Codefuel, Growmobile, IncrediMail and Smilebox. Undertone offers engaging digital advertising, which is designed to capture consumer attention and drive engagement, delivering these advertisements across a portfolio of Websites and mobile applications. CodeFuel is an engagement and monetization suite delivering solutions for both content publishers and advertisers. Growmobile offers automated marketing solutions ranging from social advertising to user engagement. IncrediMail is a unified messaging application. Smilebox is a photo sharing and social expression product and offers various formats, themes and styles.

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