Critical Analysis: (LZ) versus Its Competitors (NASDAQ:LZGet Rating) is one of 141 public companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets -21.77% -1,446.94% -29.38% Competitors -37.87% -1,419.98% -5.84%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio $575.08 million -$108.66 million -13.70 Competitors $895.99 million -$10.28 million 2.80’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.2% of shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.8% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score 0 4 6 0 2.60 Competitors 778 3345 5040 106 2.48 currently has a consensus target price of $26.25, suggesting a potential upside of 150.72%. As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies have a potential upside of 78.22%. Given’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe is more favorable than its peers.

Summary peers beat on 8 of the 12 factors compared. Company Profile (Get Rating), Inc. operates an online platform for legal and compliance solutions in the United States. The company's platform offers products and services, including business formations, creating estate planning documents, protecting intellectual property, completing certain forms and agreements, providing access to independent attorney advice, and connecting customers with experts for tax preparation and bookkeeping services. It serves small businesses and individuals., Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.

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