Analyzing Shift Technologies (SFT) & Its Competitors

Shift Technologies (NASDAQ: SFT) is one of 29 public companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Shift Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

36.2% of Shift Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of Shift Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Shift Technologies and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Shift Technologies $195.72 million -$59.15 million -2.01
Shift Technologies Competitors $6.49 billion $175.08 million 4.91

Shift Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Shift Technologies. Shift Technologies 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Shift Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shift Technologies 0 1 7 0 2.88
Shift Technologies Competitors 205 1089 1338 46 2.46

Shift Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $14.67, suggesting a potential upside of 76.07%. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies have a potential upside of 8.16%. Given Shift Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Shift Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Shift Technologies has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shift Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 4.08, suggesting that their average share price is 308% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shift Technologies N/A -85.70% -42.00%
Shift Technologies Competitors 3.54% 134.64% 5.39%

Summary

Shift Technologies rivals beat Shift Technologies on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Shift Technologies

Shift Technologies, Inc. provides end-to-end auto ecommerce platform for buying and selling of used cars. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. It engages in the retail sale of used vehicles through its platform that enables mobile digital transaction, such as car searching, scheduling an on-demand test drive, and purchasing at home or at the preferred site of a test drive, as well as provides financing and services. The company also provides value added products, such as vehicle service contracts, guaranteed asset protection waiver coverage, prepaid maintenance plans, and appearance protection plan. In addition, it is involved in the sale of used vehicles through wholesale auctions or directly to a wholesaler. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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