PFSweb (NASDAQ: PFSW) is one of 200 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare PFSweb to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

PFSweb has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PFSweb’s peers have a beta of 1.10, indicating that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
PFSweb $334.64 million -$7.53 million -11.58
PFSweb Competitors $2.99 billion $304.60 million 253.20

PFSweb’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than PFSweb. PFSweb 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for PFSweb and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PFSweb 0 2 3 0 2.60
PFSweb Competitors 716 4673 7507 168 2.55

PFSweb currently has a consensus price target of $11.13, suggesting a potential upside of 60.07%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 3.94%. Given PFSweb’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe PFSweb is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PFSweb -3.30% 1.98% 0.40%
PFSweb Competitors -20.09% -432.24% -3.88%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.1% of PFSweb shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of PFSweb shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

PFSweb peers beat PFSweb on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

PFSweb Company Profile

PFSWEB, Inc. is a global provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, including a range of technology, infrastructure and professional services. The Company’s service offerings include Website design, creation and integration, digital agency and marketing, e-commerce technologies, order management, customer care, logistics and fulfillment, financial management and professional consulting. It operates through two segments: PFSweb, and Business and Retail Connect. PFSweb is a global provider of various infrastructure, technology and digital agency solutions and operates as a service fee business. In the Business and Retail Connect segment, subsidiaries of the Company purchase inventory from clients and resell the inventory to client customers. Its solutions support direct-to-consumer (DTC), business-to-business (B2B) and retail sales channels. It markets its solutions as PFSweb’s End2End eCommerce solution.

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