Contrasting DoorDash (DASH) and Its Competitors

DoorDash (NYSE:DASHGet Rating) is one of 229 publicly-traded companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare DoorDash to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.6% of DoorDash shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of DoorDash shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for DoorDash and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DoorDash 0 10 13 1 2.63
DoorDash Competitors 719 5403 11522 256 2.63

DoorDash currently has a consensus target price of $151.24, suggesting a potential upside of 159.06%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 67.67%. Given DoorDash’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe DoorDash is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

DoorDash has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DoorDash’s rivals have a beta of 1.04, indicating that their average share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares DoorDash and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DoorDash $4.89 billion -$468.00 million -38.16
DoorDash Competitors $3.39 billion $339.57 million 15.19

DoorDash has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. DoorDash 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DoorDash -9.97% -11.29% -8.02%
DoorDash Competitors -16.92% -52.17% -7.45%


DoorDash beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About DoorDash (Get Rating)

DoorDash, Inc. operates a logistics platform that connects merchants, consumers, and dashers in the United States and internationally. It operates DoorDash marketplace, which provides an array of services that enable merchants to solve mission-critical challenges, such as customer acquisition, delivery, insights and analytics, merchandising, payment processing, and customer support; and offers DoorDash Drive, a white-label logistics service; DoorDash Storefront that enables merchants to offer consumers on-demand access to e-commerce. The company was formerly known as Palo Alto Delivery Inc. and changed its name to DoorDash, Inc. in 2015. DoorDash, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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