Comparing Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Its Peers

Quotient Technology (NYSE: QUOT) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Advertising” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Quotient Technology to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.4% of Quotient Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.0% of Quotient Technology shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Quotient Technology has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quotient Technology’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quotient Technology -12.32% -26.22% -10.84%
Quotient Technology Competitors -18.86% 14.37% -5.43%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Quotient Technology and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Quotient Technology $445.89 million -$65.38 million -10.22
Quotient Technology Competitors $1.15 billion $263.69 million -6.68

Quotient Technology’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Quotient Technology. Quotient Technology 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 current ratings and target prices for Quotient Technology and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quotient Technology 1 0 3 0 2.50
Quotient Technology Competitors 133 580 637 11 2.39

Quotient Technology currently has a consensus price target of $12.75, suggesting a potential upside of 80.85%. As a group, “Advertising” companies have a potential upside of 56.03%. Given Quotient Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Quotient Technology is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Quotient Technology rivals beat Quotient Technology on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Quotient Technology

Quotient Technology, Inc. engages in the operation of a digital marketing platform that connects brands and retailers with consumers through web, mobile, and social channels. It offers digital printable coupons, digital paperless coupons, coupon codes and other promotions. The company was founded by Steven R. Boal in May 1998 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

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