Contrasting Angie’s List (ANGI) and Its Rivals

Angie’s List (NASDAQ: ANGI) is one of 50 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Angie’s List to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Angie’s List and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Angie’s List -4.62% -392.52% -8.71%
Angie’s List Competitors -0.09% 27.21% 6.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.3% of Angie’s List shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.2% of Angie’s List shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Angie’s List has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Angie’s List’s peers have a beta of 1.36, indicating that their average share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Angie’s List and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Angie’s List $302.30 million $3.60 million -54.91
Angie’s List Competitors $940.86 million $116.44 million 54.26

Angie’s List’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Angie’s List. Angie’s List 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Angie’s List and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Angie’s List 1 4 1 0 2.00
Angie’s List Competitors 443 1695 2634 106 2.49

Angie’s List presently has a consensus target price of $9.81, suggesting a potential downside of 22.31%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.82%. Given Angie’s List’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Angie’s List has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Angie’s List peers beat Angie’s List on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About Angie’s List

Angie’s List, Inc. operates a national local services consumer review service and marketplace. As of December 31, 2016, the Company helped facilitate transactions between over five million members and its collection of service providers in over 700 categories of service nationwide. Its tools, services and content across multiple platforms enables consumers to research, shop for and purchase local services for needs, as well as rate and review the providers of these services across the United States. Its ratings and reviews assist its members in identifying and hiring the provider for their local service needs. Its services include member services and service provider services. It compiles a breadth of relevant, member-generated ratings and reviews that provide insights, which could otherwise be difficult for consumers to obtain on their own. Its primary source of service provider revenue is term-based sales of advertising to service providers.

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