Critical Analysis: Rover Group (ROVR) vs. Its Rivals

Rover Group (NASDAQ:ROVRGet Rating) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Rover Group to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.8% of Rover Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.9% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Rover Group has a beta of 0.01, indicating that its stock price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rover Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.24, indicating that their average stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Rover Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rover Group 0 1 5 0 2.83
Rover Group Competitors 271 1022 1548 85 2.49

Rover Group currently has a consensus price target of $10.17, indicating a potential upside of 113.14%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential upside of 40.62%. Given Rover Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Rover Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rover Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Rover Group $109.84 million -$64.05 million -3.91
Rover Group Competitors $686.58 million $58.98 million 24.24

Rover Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Rover Group. Rover Group 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rover Group -72.28% -21.97% -9.22%
Rover Group Competitors -24.25% 340.79% -3.81%

Summary

Rover Group rivals beat Rover Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Rover Group (Get Rating)

Rover Group, Inc. operates an online marketplace for pet care worldwide. It connects pet parents with pet providers who offer overnight services, including boarding and in-home pet sitting, as well as daytime services, such as doggy daycare, dog walking, drop-in visits, grooming, and training. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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