Financial Review: LiveRamp (RAMP) vs. The Competition

LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP) is one of 75 public companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare LiveRamp to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LiveRamp 323.70% -10.06% -7.88%
LiveRamp Competitors -8.33% -2,543.90% -6.13%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for LiveRamp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LiveRamp 0 0 5 1 3.17
LiveRamp Competitors 618 2451 3398 174 2.47

LiveRamp currently has a consensus target price of $62.17, suggesting a potential upside of 56.99%. As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies have a potential upside of 20.05%. Given LiveRamp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe LiveRamp is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LiveRamp and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LiveRamp $285.62 million $1.03 billion -28.91
LiveRamp Competitors $1.16 billion $98.17 million -75.18

LiveRamp’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than LiveRamp. LiveRamp 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.7% of LiveRamp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.2% of LiveRamp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.8% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

LiveRamp has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LiveRamp’s rivals have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

LiveRamp beats its rivals on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

LiveRamp Company Profile

LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. provides identity and data connectivity for powering exceptional customer experiences. The company offers IdentityLink, an identity resolution platform that connects people, data, and devices across the physical and digital world, powering privacy-compliant, people-based marketing that allows consumers to better connect with the brands and products they love. It also provides AbiliTec, an offline PII resolution technology that gives platforms and the marketers they work with the ability to connect and update what they know about consumers, resolve PII data across enterprise databases and systems, and deliver a better customer experience. The company was formerly known as Acxiom Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. in October 2018. LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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