Financial Review: Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) vs. Spindle (NASDAQ:SPDL)

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) and Spindle (OTCMKTS:SPDL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.8% of Etsy shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Etsy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.6% of Spindle shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Etsy has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spindle has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Etsy and Spindle, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Etsy 1 4 13 0 2.67
Spindle 0 0 0 0 N/A

Etsy presently has a consensus target price of $63.49, indicating a potential upside of 53.76%. Given Etsy’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Etsy is more favorable than Spindle.


This table compares Etsy and Spindle’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Etsy 11.72% 23.13% 7.60%
Spindle N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Etsy and Spindle’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Etsy $818.38 million 5.95 $95.89 million $0.76 54.33
Spindle $80,000.00 0.14 -$3.13 million N/A N/A

Etsy has higher revenue and earnings than Spindle.


Etsy beats Spindle on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Etsy

Etsy, Inc. operates, a commerce platform to make, sell, and buy goods online and offline primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. It provides various seller services and tools that are designed to help entrepreneurs for starting, managing, and scaling their businesses. The company offers approximately 50 million items across approximately 50 retail categories to buyers. It also provides various seller services, including Etsy payments, a payment processing service; promoted listings, an on-site advertising service that allows sellers to pay for prominent placement of their listings in search results; shipping labels, which allows sellers in the United States and Canada to purchase discounted shipping labels; and pattern, a service that allows sellers to build custom Websites, as well as offers seller tools and education resources to manage the administrative side of their businesses. Etsy, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

About Spindle

Spindle, Inc. provides merchant and consumer-facing commerce solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. It offers payment processing services to merchants using its Catalyst Gateway; and acts as an agent, independent contractor, or referral partner to broker merchants that it secures to other merchant processors for ongoing fees based on processing volume. The company is based in Mesa, Arizona.

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