Kayak Software (NASDAQ: KYAK) is one of 109 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Kayak Software to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Kayak Software and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kayak Software Competitors||$2.20 billion||$402.78 million||288.56|
This table compares Kayak Software and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kayak Software Competitors||-46.89%||-19.14%||-7.07%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
58.7% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Kayak Software and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kayak Software Competitors||335||2204||4453||94||2.61|
As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 9.98%. Given Kayak Software’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kayak Software has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Kayak Software competitors beat Kayak Software on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
About Kayak Software
Centralizing online travel deals is smooth sailing for Kayak Software. Through its websites (KAYAK.com, swoodoo.com, and SideStep.com) in about 15 countries, the company displays rates on airfare, hotels, rental cars, and cruises from more than 500 other travel websites. Kayak Software offers fare information from Continental Airlines and American Airlines, as well as prices from Funjet Vacations, Marriott International, and InterContinental Hotel Group, among others. In addition to booking, the firm’s websites and mobile applications provide destination information, travel tips, member discounts, and hotel descriptions. Founded in 2004, Kayak Software filed to go public in late 2010.
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