Applied Digital (OTCMKTS:APLD – Get Rating) is one of 113 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Applied Digital to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
48.4% of Applied Digital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.0% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.9% of Applied Digital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Applied Digital has a beta of 5.05, indicating that its stock price is 405% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Digital’s competitors have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Applied Digital||$8.55 million||-$23.52 million||-4.80|
|Applied Digital Competitors||$7.81 billion||$2.05 billion||-33.85|
Applied Digital’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Applied Digital. Applied Digital 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.
This table compares Applied Digital and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Applied Digital Competitors||-154.95%||-19.94%||-7.12%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Applied Digital and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Applied Digital Competitors||772||3902||9169||260||2.63|
Applied Digital currently has a consensus target price of $6.31, indicating a potential upside of 163.10%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 30.89%. Given Applied Digital’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Applied Digital is more favorable than its competitors.
Applied Digital beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Applied Digital Company Profile
Applied Digital Corp. operates as a technology company, which engages in the development and operation of data centers which provide computing power. The company was founded in May 2001 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
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