Zoom Video Communications (ZM) & The Competition Head-To-Head Contrast

Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ: ZM) is one of 59 public companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Zoom Video Communications to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.6% of Zoom Video Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.8% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Zoom Video Communications and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zoom Video Communications 2 14 8 0 2.25
Zoom Video Communications Competitors 960 3233 6436 319 2.56

Zoom Video Communications currently has a consensus target price of $98.78, suggesting a potential downside of 30.17%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 117.93%. Given Zoom Video Communications’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Zoom Video Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Zoom Video Communications $622.66 million $21.75 million 1,571.67
Zoom Video Communications Competitors $8.32 billion $1.62 billion 45.02

Zoom Video Communications’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Zoom Video Communications. Zoom Video Communications 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.


This table compares Zoom Video Communications and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zoom Video Communications 3.73% 3.30% 2.23%
Zoom Video Communications Competitors -4.05% -54.08% -3.57%


Zoom Video Communications rivals beat Zoom Video Communications on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Zoom Video Communications

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. provides a video-first communications platform that changes how people interact primarily in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It connects people through frictionless video, voice, chat, and content sharing. The company's cloud-native platform enables face-to-face video experiences and connects users across various devices and locations in a single meeting. It serves education, entertainment/media, enterprise infrastructure, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit/not for profit and social impact, retail/consumer products, and software/Internet industries, as well as individuals. The company was formerly known as Zoom Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Zoom Video Communications, Inc. in May 2012. Zoom Video Communications, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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