Dropbox (DBX) vs. Its Rivals Head to Head Contrast

Dropbox (NASDAQ: DBX) is one of 13,368 public companies in the “” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Dropbox to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.


This table compares Dropbox and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dropbox -34.84% -77.19% -29.88%
Dropbox Competitors -183.81% 6.52% 1.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Dropbox and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dropbox 0 3 12 0 2.80
Dropbox Competitors 62450 237243 310144 12871 2.44

Dropbox presently has a consensus price target of $34.08, suggesting a potential upside of 53.99%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 24.61%. Given Dropbox’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dropbox is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dropbox and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dropbox $1.39 billion -$484.90 million -16.89
Dropbox Competitors $7.19 billion $553.51 million 13.69

Dropbox’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Dropbox. Dropbox is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

32.1% of Dropbox shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of shares of all “” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.4% of shares of all “” companies are owned 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.


Dropbox peers beat Dropbox on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Dropbox Company Profile

Dropbox Inc. provides a collaboration platform worldwide. Its platform allows individuals, teams, and organizations to create, access, and share content online. The company was formerly known as Evenflow, Inc. and changed its name to Dropbox, Inc. in October 2009. Dropbox Inc. has strategic partnership with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Dropbox Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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