Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Its Competitors Critical Analysis

Quotient Technology (NYSE: QUOT) is one of 29 public companies in the “Advertising” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Quotient Technology to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Quotient Technology and its competitors, as provided 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 presently has a consensus target price of $12.75, indicating 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, analysts clearly believe Quotient Technology is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Quotient Technology and its competitors’ 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%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.4% of Quotient Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.0% of Quotient Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Quotient Technology and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Quotient Technology. Quotient Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

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

Summary

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

Quotient Technology Company Profile

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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