Head to Head Analysis: Apigee (APIC) versus Its Peers

Apigee (NASDAQ: APIC) is one of 185 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Apigee to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

42.5% of Apigee shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 40.6% of Apigee shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Apigee and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apigee -37.94% -73.27% -31.65%
Apigee Competitors -16.51% -274.95% -3.59%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Apigee and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Apigee N/A N/A -12.41
Apigee Competitors $2.83 billion $294.19 million 368.49

Apigee’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Apigee. Apigee 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 recent recommendations and price targets for Apigee and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apigee 0 0 0 0 N/A
Apigee Competitors 835 4754 7427 185 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 1.90%. Given Apigee’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Apigee has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Apigee peers beat Apigee on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Apigee

Apigee Corporation is engaged in providing a software platform that allows businesses to design, deploy, and scale application program interfaces (APIs), as a connection layer between their core information technology (IT) systems and data and the applications, with which their customers, partners, employees and other users engage with the business. Its platform consists of the products, including Apigee Edge, Apigee Edge PRO, Apigee Link, Apigee Sense and Apigee Insights. Apigee Edge is an API-management solution. Apigee Insights is its predictive analytics software solution. Apigee Link is its Internet of Things (IoT) platform for connecting devices to the Internet, which is under development and in beta testing with certain customers. Apigee Sense is a bot prevention product. Apigee Edge PRO is a cloud-delivered service and is an API management for small and medium-sized businesses and divisions in a range of enterprises. It delivers its platform both in the cloud and on premises.

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