Mulesoft (NYSE: MULE) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mulesoft to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Mulesoft and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mulesoft 0 4 6 0 2.60
Mulesoft Competitors 178 1505 2845 89 2.62

Mulesoft presently has a consensus target price of $27.63, suggesting a potential upside of 19.95%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 14.64%. Given Mulesoft’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mulesoft is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mulesoft and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mulesoft $187.74 million -$49.59 million N/A
Mulesoft Competitors $916.05 million $45.64 million 505.13

Mulesoft’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Mulesoft.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mulesoft -25.84% -49.63% -18.06%
Mulesoft Competitors -26.01% -105.98% -13.73%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

23.2% of Mulesoft shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.8% of shares of all “Application Software” 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

Mulesoft competitors beat Mulesoft on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

Mulesoft Company Profile

MuleSoft, Inc. is engaged in providing a software platform that connects a range of technologies. The Company enables organizations to manage and secure the flow of data between all systems in the enterprise. The Company offers organizations to create agile infrastructures. The Company has developed Anypoint Platform. The Company’s customers use its Anypoint Platform to connect their applications, data, and devices into an application network where systems are pluggable instead of glued together with custom integration code. The application network enables a self-serve infrastructure through discoverable building blocks, or nodes, that can be used and reused to rapidly compose applications. With an application network built with Anypoint Platform, organizations can transform into composable enterprises.

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