Geeknet (NASDAQ: GKNT) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Geeknet to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Geeknet and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Geeknet N/A N/A -13.50
Geeknet Competitors $5.37 billion $932.47 million 257.96

Geeknet’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Geeknet. Geeknet 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.

Volatility & Risk

Geeknet has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geeknet’s rivals have a beta of 1.58, meaning that their average share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Geeknet 0 0 0 0 N/A
Geeknet Competitors 92 728 1638 90 2.68

As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 23.14%. Given Geeknet’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Geeknet has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.4% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Geeknet -20.58% -25.85% -19.84%
Geeknet Competitors -10.80% -30.33% -7.07%

Summary

Geeknet rivals beat Geeknet on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Geeknet Company Profile

Geeknet, Inc. (Geeknet) sells collectibles, apparel, gadgets, electronics, toys and other retail products for technology enthusiasts and general consumers through the ThinkGeek Website and exclusive products to the Company’s wholesale channel customers. The Company has three segments: Website, Wholesale and ThinkGeek Solutions. The ThinkGeek Solutions segment has been aggregated into the Website segment. The Website segment sells geek-themed retail products and video game-themed merchandise through the ThinkGeek Website and through the ThinkGeek Solutions Web-stores. The Wholesale segment sells primarily exclusive GeekLabs (the in-house product development team) products to brick-and-mortar retailers. The Company along with its subsidiaries, operates a business aimed at the global geek community, which includes technology enthusiasts, pop-culture aficionados and other fans. ThinkGeek, Inc. and ThinkGeek Solutions, Inc. are its two wholly owned subsidiaries.

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