Contrasting Kayak Software (KYAK) & Its Rivals

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 N/A N/A 93.19
Kayak Software Competitors $2.20 billion $402.78 million 288.56

Kayak Software’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Kayak Software. Kayak Software 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.

Profitability

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 2.58% 2.19% 1.98%
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.

Analyst Recommendations

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 0 0 0 0 N/A
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.

Summary

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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