Outbrain (OB) and Its Rivals Head-To-Head Analysis

Outbrain (NASDAQ:OBGet Rating) is one of 111 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Outbrain to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.2% of Outbrain shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.6% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.9% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Outbrain and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Outbrain 0 0 2 0 3.00
Outbrain Competitors 1107 4473 9261 296 2.58

Outbrain presently has a consensus target price of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 276.88%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 51.70%. Given Outbrain’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Outbrain is more favorable than its peers.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Outbrain -0.16% 13.09% 2.94%
Outbrain Competitors -10.67% -13.10% -4.80%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Outbrain and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Outbrain $1.02 billion $10.99 million -20.00
Outbrain Competitors $7.85 billion $2.07 billion 15.84

Outbrain’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Outbrain. Outbrain 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.

About Outbrain (Get Rating)

Outbrain Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates an online content recommendation platform worldwide. It offers Outbrain Engage, a product suite for media partners that provides personalized feeds and data-driven recommendations, as well as a solution to maximize user engagement. The company's Outbrain Engage solution also includes a web-based dashboard to manage and control various aspects of the platform, including content, formats, sources, frequency, and categories of ads delivered on their properties, as well as monetizes the content through customized data-driven advertising. It also provides Outbrain Amplify, a product suite for advertisers that provides an open web platform that helps users to connect with audiences on premium digital properties. The company's Outbrain Amplify solution also provides advertisers with access to ad inventory that support various formats, including text and image, video, interactive carousel, app install, and other forms of direct response; and ads optimized for engagement. Outbrain Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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