Yext (NYSE: YEXT) is one of 46 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Yext to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Yext $124.26 million -$43.15 million -12.77
Yext Competitors $1.05 billion $126.47 million 588.80

Yext’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Yext. Yext 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 Yext and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yext -40.63% -157.17% -38.67%
Yext Competitors 1.97% 38.11% 7.73%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.8% of Yext shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yext 0 2 3 0 2.60
Yext Competitors 464 1695 2852 95 2.50

Yext currently has a consensus target price of $16.20, indicating a potential upside of 35.00%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential downside of 3.23%. Given Yext’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Yext is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Yext competitors beat Yext on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Yext Company Profile

Yext Inc. is a knowledge engine provider. Yext puts business on the map. The Yext Knowledge Engine enables companies to manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings Network, including Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Maps, Instagram, Siri and Yelp. Yext Listings, Pages and Reviews help businesses around the globe and facilitate face-to-face digital interactions. Yext Knowledge Engine enables businesses to control and manage their digital knowledge and makes it available through the PowerListings Network of over 100 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories and social networks in a complete, up to date and accurate manner.

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