Contrasting Glu Mobile (GLUU) & Its Competitors

Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU) is one of 36 public companies in the “Custom computer programming services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Glu Mobile to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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40.6% of Glu Mobile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.3% of shares of all “Custom computer programming services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Glu Mobile shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.6% of shares of all “Custom computer programming services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Glu Mobile and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Glu Mobile 0 3 3 0 2.50
Glu Mobile Competitors 166 778 1468 50 2.57

Glu Mobile presently has a consensus price target of $3.97, suggesting a potential upside of 8.38%. As a group, “Custom computer programming services” companies have a potential upside of 43.12%. Given Glu Mobile’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Glu Mobile has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Glu Mobile has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glu Mobile’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Glu Mobile and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Glu Mobile -34.02% -41.28% -24.52%
Glu Mobile Competitors 2.29% -16.86% 5.30%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Glu Mobile and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Glu Mobile $286.83 million -$97.57 million -7.18
Glu Mobile Competitors $1.99 billion $183.98 million -1.10

Glu Mobile’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Glu Mobile. Glu Mobile 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.

Summary

Glu Mobile competitors beat Glu Mobile on 12 of the 13 factors compared.

About Glu Mobile

Glu Mobile Inc. develops, publishes, and markets a portfolio of free-to-play mobile games for the users of smartphones and tablet devices. The company publishes titles in four genres, including home d├ęcor, sports and action, fashion and celebrity, and time management. It creates games based on its own brands, including Contract Killer, Cooking Dash, Covet Fashion, Deer Hunter, Design Home, and QuizUp. The company also creates games based on third-party licensed brands, such as Restaurant Dash with Gordon Ramsay and Kim Kardashian; and Hollywood, MLB Tap Sports Baseball, and Racing Rivals. It markets, sells, and distributes its games primarily through direct-to-consumer digital storefronts worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sorrent, Inc. and changed its name to Glu Mobile Inc. in May 2005. Glu Mobile Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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