Geeknet (NASDAQ: GKNT) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Geeknet to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Geeknet and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Risk & Volatility
Geeknet has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geeknet’s competitors have a beta of 1.58, suggesting that their average stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Geeknet and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Geeknet Competitors||$5.37 billion||$932.47 million||272.92|
Geeknet’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Geeknet. Geeknet 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 Geeknet and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
54.1% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Geeknet competitors beat Geeknet on 8 of the 8 factors compared.
Geeknet Company Profile
Geeknet, Inc. (Geeknet) sells collectibles, apparel, gadgets, electronics, toys and other retail products for technology enthusiasts and general consumers through the ThinkGeek Website and exclusive products to the Company’s wholesale channel customers. The Company has three segments: Website, Wholesale and ThinkGeek Solutions. The ThinkGeek Solutions segment has been aggregated into the Website segment. The Website segment sells geek-themed retail products and video game-themed merchandise through the ThinkGeek Website and through the ThinkGeek Solutions Web-stores. The Wholesale segment sells primarily exclusive GeekLabs (the in-house product development team) products to brick-and-mortar retailers. The Company along with its subsidiaries, operates a business aimed at the global geek community, which includes technology enthusiasts, pop-culture aficionados and other fans. ThinkGeek, Inc. and ThinkGeek Solutions, Inc. are its two wholly owned subsidiaries.
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