Head-To-Head Contrast: Alphabet (GOOG) & Its Rivals

Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Alphabet to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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34.8% of Alphabet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.3% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Alphabet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” 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 Alphabet and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet $110.86 billion $12.66 billion 32.29
Alphabet Competitors $6.96 billion $964.57 million 38.49

Alphabet has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Alphabet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alphabet and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alphabet 1 6 33 0 2.80
Alphabet Competitors 506 1905 4622 229 2.63

Alphabet presently has a consensus target price of $1,085.73, suggesting a potential upside of 5.49%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 10.05%. Given Alphabet’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alphabet has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Alphabet has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alphabet’s rivals have a beta of 1.41, indicating that their average stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alphabet 11.42% 14.94% 12.20%
Alphabet Competitors -16.11% -45.92% -1.15%

Summary

Alphabet beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Alphabet Company Profile

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States and internationally. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality. This segment also offers digital content, enterprise cloud services, and hardware products, as well as other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as fiber Internet and Television services. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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