Critical Contrast: Clear Secure (YOU) versus Its Peers

Clear Secure (NYSE:YOUGet Rating) is one of 410 publicly-traded companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Clear Secure to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Clear Secure $253.95 million -$36.08 million -38.05
Clear Secure Competitors $1.73 billion $271.85 million -39,597.45

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.3% of Clear Secure shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.7% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by institutional investors. 42.1% of Clear Secure shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.8% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by company 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Clear Secure and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clear Secure 0 4 2 0 2.33
Clear Secure Competitors 1580 10887 23539 518 2.63

Clear Secure currently has a consensus price target of $33.83, suggesting a potential upside of 45.77%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 65.03%. Given Clear Secure’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Clear Secure has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clear Secure -15.79% -8.30% -5.34%
Clear Secure Competitors -30.96% -63.61% -8.05%


Clear Secure competitors beat Clear Secure on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

Clear Secure Company Profile (Get Rating)

Clear Secure, Inc. provides a member-centric secure identity platform in the United States. The company's secure identity platform is a multi-layered infrastructure consisting of front-end, including enrollment, verification, and linking. It also offers CLEAR Plus, a consumer aviation subscription service, which enables access to predictable entry lanes in airport security checkpoints, as well as access to broader network; and CLEAR app, a consumer-facing digital product that facilitates new user enrollment and member engagement from their mobile device. In addition, the company provides Reserve powered by CLEAR, a virtual queuing technology that provides users with the choice of how they queue either at home or on the move; and Atlas Certified, an automated solution to verify professional licenses and certification data across industries by communicating with certifying organizations for on-demand, current, and trusted data. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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