Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Overstock.com to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Overstock.com and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Overstock.com 0 0 2 0 3.00
Overstock.com Competitors 116 735 1580 88 2.65

Overstock.com presently has a consensus target price of $30.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.69%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 11.85%. Given Overstock.com’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Overstock.com has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Overstock.com and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Overstock.com $1.83 billion -$1.70 million -57.12
Overstock.com Competitors $2.66 billion $891.38 million -31.65

Overstock.com’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Overstock.com. Overstock.com 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

44.3% of Overstock.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.9% of Overstock.com shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Overstock.com has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Overstock.com’s competitors have a beta of 1.53, indicating that their average share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Overstock.com and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Overstock.com -0.73% -6.36% -2.38%
Overstock.com Competitors -1,538.34% -32.36% -7.58%

Overstock.com Company Profile

Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer and incubator of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the Company offers a range of price-competitive brand name, non-brand name and closeout products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, apparel and designer accessories, health and beauty products, electronics and computers, and sporting goods. It operates Retail and Medici businesses. Its Retail business consists of its Direct and Partner segments. Its Other segment consists of Medici. The Company also sells various books, magazines, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs) and video games. The Company sells these products and services through its Internet Websites located at www.overstock.com, www.o.co and www.o.biz. The Company’s other offerings include Worldstock Fair Trade, Main Street Revolution, Farmers Market, Pet Adoptions, Insurance and Supplier Oasis.

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