Shift Technologies (NASDAQ: SFT) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Shift Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Shift Technologies and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Shift Technologies||$195.72 million||-$59.15 million||-2.00|
|Shift Technologies Competitors||$6.49 billion||$175.08 million||4.97|
This table compares Shift Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Shift Technologies Competitors||3.54%||134.64%||5.39%|
Risk and Volatility
Shift Technologies has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shift Technologies’ peers have a beta of 4.08, suggesting that their average share price is 308% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Shift Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Shift Technologies Competitors||205||1089||1338||46||2.46|
Shift Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $14.67, suggesting a potential upside of 76.07%. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies have a potential upside of 7.77%. Given Shift Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Shift Technologies is more favorable than its peers.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
36.2% of Shift Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of Shift Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Shift Technologies peers beat Shift Technologies on 10 of the 13 factors compared.
Shift Technologies Company Profile
Shift Technologies, Inc. provides end-to-end auto ecommerce platform for buying and selling of used cars. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. It engages in the retail sale of used vehicles through its platform that enables mobile digital transaction, such as car searching, scheduling an on-demand test drive, and purchasing at home or at the preferred site of a test drive, as well as provides financing and services. The company also provides value added products, such as vehicle service contracts, guaranteed asset protection waiver coverage, prepaid maintenance plans, and appearance protection plan. In addition, it is involved in the sale of used vehicles through wholesale auctions or directly to a wholesaler. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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