Head to Head Comparison: Stamps.com (STMP) & Its Rivals

Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) is one of 21 public companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Stamps.com to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Stamps.com has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stamps.com’s rivals have a beta of 1.23, indicating that their average share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.9% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.1% of Stamps.com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stamps.com and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Stamps.com $419.64 million $171.47 million 33.23
Stamps.com Competitors $3.38 billion $365.30 million 5.22

Stamps.com’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Stamps.com. Stamps.com is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Stamps.com and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stamps.com 26.66% 34.46% 21.63%
Stamps.com Competitors 21.96% -15.12% 6.27%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Stamps.com and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stamps.com 0 0 6 0 3.00
Stamps.com Competitors 384 1028 1084 48 2.31

Stamps.com presently has a consensus price target of $201.67, indicating a potential downside of 1.63%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 8.91%. Given Stamps.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Stamps.com is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Stamps.com beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Stamps.com

Stamps.com Inc. is a provider of Internet-based mailing and shipping solutions in the United States. The Company offers mailing and shipping products and services to its customers under the Stamps.com, Endicia, ShipStation, ShipWorks and ShippingEasy brands. It operates through the Internet Mailing and Shipping Services segment. Under the Stamps.com and Endicia brands, customers use its United States Postal Service (USPS) only solutions to mail and ship a range of mail pieces and packages through the USPS. USPS mailing and shipping solutions enable users to print electronic postage directly onto envelopes, plain paper, or labels using only a standard personal computer, printer and Internet connection. The Company offers USPS mailing and shipping services, multi-carrier shipping services, mailing and shipping services, branded insurance and international postage solutions. The Company offers customized postage under the PhotoStamps and PictureItPostage brand names.

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