Contrasting Quotient Technology (QUOT) & Its Competitors

Quotient Technology (NYSE: QUOT) is one of 29 public companies in the “Advertising” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Quotient Technology to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.4% of Quotient Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.0% of Quotient Technology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Quotient Technology has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quotient Technology’s peers have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Quotient Technology and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quotient Technology -12.32% -26.22% -10.84%
Quotient Technology Competitors -18.86% 14.37% -5.43%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Quotient Technology and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quotient Technology 1 0 3 0 2.50
Quotient Technology Competitors 133 580 637 11 2.39

Quotient Technology presently has a consensus price target of $12.75, suggesting a potential upside of 80.85%. As a group, “Advertising” companies have a potential upside of 56.03%. Given Quotient Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Quotient Technology is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Quotient Technology and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Quotient Technology $445.89 million -$65.38 million -10.22
Quotient Technology Competitors $1.15 billion $263.69 million -6.68

Quotient Technology’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Quotient Technology. Quotient Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Quotient Technology peers beat Quotient Technology on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Quotient Technology Company Profile

Quotient Technology, Inc. engages in the operation of a digital marketing platform that connects brands and retailers with consumers through web, mobile, and social channels. It offers digital printable coupons, digital paperless coupons, coupon codes and other promotions. The company was founded by Steven R. Boal in May 1998 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

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