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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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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