Leaf Group (NYSE: LFGR) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Leaf Group to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Leaf Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Leaf Group||$113.45 million||-$2.01 million||-5.66|
|Leaf Group Competitors||$943.06 million||$113.10 million||515.76|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Leaf Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Leaf Group Competitors||401||1529||2545||93||2.51|
Leaf Group currently has a consensus price target of $10.30, indicating a potential upside of 15.08%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.44%. Given Leaf Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Leaf Group is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Leaf Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Leaf Group Competitors||0.64%||38.43%||6.86%|
Risk and Volatility
Leaf Group has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leaf Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.42, indicating that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
63.4% of Leaf Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.2% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 47.6% of Leaf Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Leaf Group rivals beat Leaf Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
About Leaf Group
Leaf Group Ltd., formerly Demand Media, Inc., is diversified Internet marketplaces and media company. The Company has online media properties and marketplace platforms that enable communities of creators to reach audiences in lifestyle categories. The Company operates an online studio platform for the professional creation and distribution of content, as well as two online artist marketplaces. Its business comprises two service offerings: Content & Media and Marketplaces. The Company creates media content, including text articles, videos, photographs and designed visual formats, and publishes such content to its owned and operated online properties and to its customers’ online properties. The Company also offers its content creation and distribution platform to provide custom content and other content marketing solutions to brands, publishers and advertisers.
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