Perion Network (NASDAQ: PERI) is one of 66 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Perion Network to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Perion Network has a beta of 1.71, meaning that its stock price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perion Network’s peers have a beta of 1.18, meaning that their average stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.3% of Perion Network shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.1% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Application 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Perion Network and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perion Network 0 1 0 0 2.00
Perion Network Competitors 187 1564 2968 98 2.62

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 11.91%. Given Perion Network’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Perion Network has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Perion Network and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Perion Network $312.79 million $200,000.00 -2.17
Perion Network Competitors $980.90 million $67.84 million 419.46

Perion Network’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Perion Network. Perion Network 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perion Network -12.50% 7.83% 4.54%
Perion Network Competitors -70.26% -97.02% -18.85%

Summary

Perion Network peers beat Perion Network on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Perion Network Company Profile

Perion Network Ltd. is a global technology company. It is engaged in delivering advertising solutions to brands and publishers. It operates through High Impact Advertising solutions segment. It provides execution, ranging from high-impact advertisement formats to branded search, and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. Its business solutions include Undertone, Codefuel, Growmobile, IncrediMail and Smilebox. Undertone offers engaging digital advertising, which is designed to capture consumer attention and drive engagement, delivering these advertisements across a portfolio of Websites and mobile applications. CodeFuel is an engagement and monetization suite delivering solutions for both content publishers and advertisers. Growmobile offers automated marketing solutions ranging from social advertising to user engagement. IncrediMail is a unified messaging application. Smilebox is a photo sharing and social expression product and offers various formats, themes and styles.

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