COUPA SOFTWARE (NASDAQ: COUP) is one of 118 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare COUPA SOFTWARE to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares COUPA SOFTWARE and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COUPA SOFTWARE -24.00% -19.01% -11.91%
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors -43.41% -25.17% -9.92%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.6% of COUPA SOFTWARE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 32.1% of COUPA SOFTWARE shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares COUPA SOFTWARE and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
COUPA SOFTWARE $159.15 million -$33.50 million -37.67
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors $1.49 billion $438.76 million 40.64

COUPA SOFTWARE’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than COUPA SOFTWARE. COUPA SOFTWARE 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for COUPA SOFTWARE and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COUPA SOFTWARE 0 4 7 0 2.64
COUPA SOFTWARE Competitors 262 2000 4261 84 2.63

COUPA SOFTWARE presently has a consensus target price of $36.09, suggesting a potential upside of 0.84%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 3.84%. Given COUPA SOFTWARE’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe COUPA SOFTWARE has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

COUPA SOFTWARE peers beat COUPA SOFTWARE on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About COUPA SOFTWARE

Coupa Software Incorporated is a United States-based company, which provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects organizations with suppliers globally. The Company offers spend management cloud applications, which are pre-integrated. The platform offers consumerized financial applications. Its spend management suite includes procurement, invoicing, expenses, sourcing, inventory, contract lifecycle management, budgeting, analytics, open business network, supplier information management and storefront. The platform offers features, such as procure-to-pay solution; online invoice management, and inventory management and tracking software system. Its solutions for business needs include financial compliance and mobile productivity. The Company’s solutions for enterprise resource planning (ERP) include Oracle and NetSuite. The Company offers solutions for industries, including financial, healthcare, oil and gas, retail, technology, and food and beverage.

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