Geeknet (NASDAQ: GKNT) is one of 30 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Geeknet to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Volatility & Risk
Geeknet has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geeknet’s competitors have a beta of 1.32, indicating that their average stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Geeknet and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 22.09%. Given Geeknet’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Geeknet has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Geeknet and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider & 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Geeknet and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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.
Geeknet competitors beat Geeknet on 8 of the 8 factors compared.
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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