Financial Contrast: PubMatic (PUBM) vs. Its Rivals

PubMatic (NASDAQ:PUBMGet Rating) is one of 113 public companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare PubMatic to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PubMatic and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PubMatic $226.91 million $56.60 million 18.58
PubMatic Competitors $7.85 billion $2.07 billion 15.41

PubMatic’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PubMatic. PubMatic is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

PubMatic has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PubMatic’s rivals have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for PubMatic and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PubMatic 0 1 9 0 2.90
PubMatic Competitors 652 3593 8873 248 2.65

PubMatic presently has a consensus target price of $40.10, indicating a potential upside of 115.82%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 60.37%. Given PubMatic’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe PubMatic is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.6% of PubMatic shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of PubMatic shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PubMatic 23.74% 21.35% 10.82%
PubMatic Competitors -378.34% -15.18% -5.22%


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

PubMatic Company Profile (Get Rating)

PubMatic, Inc. provides a cloud infrastructure platform that enables real-time programmatic advertising transactions for Internet content creators and advertisers worldwide. The company's solutions include Openwrap, a header bidding solution that provides enterprise-grade management and analytics tools; Openwrap OTT, a header bidding management solution for OTT; Openwrap SDK, a header bidding solution for in-app developers; private marketplace solutions; and media buyer consoles. In addition, it offers Real-Time Bidding (RTB) programmatic technologies, which provides various selling options across screens and ad formats; digital advertising inventory quality solutions to detect and filter out invalid traffic and other nefarious activity; Ad quality solutions targeting the reduction of security issues, quality issues, and performance issues; Identity Hub, an identity solution that allows for the use of any advertiser preferred user identifier in a scaled and privacy-compliant fashion; Audience Encore, an audience data platform; and cross-platform video, a sell side platform, which connects trusted video buyers to premium publishers. The company's platform supports an array of ad formats and digital device types, including mobile app, mobile web, desktop, display, video, over-the-top (OTT), connected television, and media. PubMatic, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Redwood City, California.

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