Kayak Software (KYAK) versus Its Rivals Financial Contrast

Kayak Software (NASDAQ: KYAK) is one of 113 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Kayak Software to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Kayak Software and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kayak Software 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kayak Software Competitors 347 2217 4622 95 2.61

As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 18.79%. Given Kayak Software’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kayak Software has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kayak Software and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kayak Software N/A N/A 93.19
Kayak Software Competitors $2.20 billion $402.78 million 510.17

Kayak Software’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Kayak Software. Kayak Software 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.9% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Kayak Software and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kayak Software 2.58% 2.19% 1.98%
Kayak Software Competitors -45.88% -18.72% -6.91%

Summary

Kayak Software competitors beat Kayak Software on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Kayak Software

Centralizing online travel deals is smooth sailing for Kayak Software. Through its websites (KAYAK.com, swoodoo.com, and SideStep.com) in about 15 countries, the company displays rates on airfare, hotels, rental cars, and cruises from more than 500 other travel websites. Kayak Software offers fare information from Continental Airlines and American Airlines, as well as prices from Funjet Vacations, Marriott International, and InterContinental Hotel Group, among others. In addition to booking, the firm’s websites and mobile applications provide destination information, travel tips, member discounts, and hotel descriptions. Founded in 2004, Kayak Software filed to go public in late 2010.

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