Leaf Group (LFGR) & Its Rivals Head to Head Analysis

Leaf Group (NASDAQ: LFGR) is one of 51 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Leaf Group to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leaf Group -31.38% -52.73% -41.29%
Leaf Group Competitors 0.17% 36.07% 6.46%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Leaf Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Leaf Group N/A N/A -4.40
Leaf Group Competitors $1.03 billion $121.10 million 531.14

Leaf Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Leaf Group. Leaf Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Leaf Group has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leaf Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Leaf Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leaf Group 0 1 4 0 2.80
Leaf Group Competitors 408 1605 2709 89 2.52

Leaf Group presently has a consensus price target of $10.30, suggesting a potential upside of 40.14%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.17%. Given Leaf Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Leaf Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Leaf Group competitors beat Leaf Group on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

Leaf Group Company Profile

Leaf Group Ltd., formerly Demand Media, Inc., is diversified Internet marketplaces and media company. The Company has online media properties and marketplace platforms that enable communities of creators to reach audiences in lifestyle categories. The Company operates an online studio platform for the professional creation and distribution of content, as well as two online artist marketplaces. Its business comprises two service offerings: Content & Media and Marketplaces. The Company creates media content, including text articles, videos, photographs and designed visual formats, and publishes such content to its owned and operated online properties and to its customers’ online properties. The Company also offers its content creation and distribution platform to provide custom content and other content marketing solutions to brands, publishers and advertisers.

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