Critical Review: Rover Group (ROVR) and Its Peers – Defense World

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Rover Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rover Group 0 1 5 0 2.83
Rover Group Competitors 271 1025 1551 85 2.49

Rover Group presently has a consensus price target of $10.17, indicating a potential upside of 111.81%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential upside of 24.24%. Given Rover Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Rover Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Rover Group has a beta of 0.04, suggesting that its stock price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rover Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.8% of Rover Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.7% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Rover Group and its competitors’ 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% 340.80% -3.81%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rover Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Rover Group $109.84 million -$64.05 million -3.94
Rover Group Competitors $686.58 million $58.98 million 24.30

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

Rover Group competitors 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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