Waitr (NASDAQ: WTRH) is one of 131 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Waitr to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
41.4% of Waitr shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.7% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.9% of Waitr shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.9% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Waitr and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Waitr presently has a consensus target price of $13.78, suggesting a potential upside of 168.09%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 3.48%. Given Waitr’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Waitr is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Waitr and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Waitr||$69.27 million||-$34.31 million||-2.36|
|Waitr Competitors||$2.87 billion||$449.01 million||13.65|
Waitr’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Waitr. Waitr is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Waitr and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Waitr peers beat Waitr on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Waitr Holdings Inc. provides online food ordering and delivery services in the Southeastern United States. Its Waitr Platform and Bite Squad Platform facilitates ordering of food and beverages by diners from restaurant partners for pick-up and delivery through a network of drivers. As of December 31, 2018, the company had approximately 8,500 restaurant partners in 250 cities. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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