Docusign (DOCU) & Its Peers Head to Head Review

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Docusign (NASDAQ: DOCU) is one of 197 public companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Docusign to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.1% of Docusign shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.5% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.6% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Docusign and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Docusign 0 4 8 0 2.67
Docusign Competitors 1691 7916 14565 726 2.58

Docusign presently has a consensus target price of $61.55, suggesting a potential upside of 11.39%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 2.74%. Given Docusign’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Docusign is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Docusign $700.97 million -$426.46 million -19.05
Docusign Competitors $1.91 billion $226.93 million 37.49

Docusign’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Docusign. Docusign 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.


This table compares Docusign and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Docusign -60.84% -86.06% -30.84%
Docusign Competitors -38.92% -24.45% -3.63%


Docusign competitors beat Docusign on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Docusign Company Profile

DocuSign, Inc. provides cloud based transaction products and services in the United States. The company offers e-signature solution that enables businesses to digitally prepare, execute, and act on agreements. It serves large enterprises, sole proprietorships, small- to medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals. The company was 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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