Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Five9 to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Five9 and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five9 0 1 5 0 2.83
Five9 Competitors 175 1497 2824 87 2.62

Five9 presently has a consensus price target of $26.17, suggesting a potential upside of 6.98%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 9.77%. Given Five9’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Five9 has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Five9 has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five9’s peers have a beta of 1.09, indicating that their average stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Five9 and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five9 -4.19% -34.14% -9.94%
Five9 Competitors -25.99% -104.22% -13.62%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Five9 and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Five9 $162.09 million -$11.86 million -163.07
Five9 Competitors $916.05 million $45.64 million 482.51

Five9’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Five9. Five9 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.6% of Five9 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.8% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.1% of Five9 shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.0% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Five9 Company Profile

Five9 Inc. (Five9) is a provider of cloud software for contact centers. The Company’s purpose-built Virtual Contact Center (VCC) cloud platform delivers a suite of applications that enable the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales and marketing functions. The Company’s solution, which consists of its VCC cloud platform and applications, allows simultaneous management and optimization of customer interactions across voice, chat, e-mail, Web, social media and mobile channels, either directly or through its application programming interfaces (APIs). The Company’s VCC cloud platform matches each customer interaction with an appropriate agent resource and delivers relevant customer data to the agent in real-time through integrations with adjacent enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, to optimize the customer experience and agent productivity.

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