Reviewing Waitr (WTRH) and Its Rivals

Waitr (NASDAQ: WTRH) is one of 131 publicly-traded companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Waitr to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.4% of Waitr shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.7% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.9% of Waitr shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.0% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Waitr and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Waitr $69.27 million -$34.31 million -2.40
Waitr Competitors $2.87 billion $449.01 million 14.28

Waitr’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Waitr. Waitr is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Waitr N/A -15.75% -11.81%
Waitr Competitors 3.27% 9.74% 2.24%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Waitr and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Waitr 0 0 6 0 3.00
Waitr Competitors 1153 4919 8697 388 2.55

Waitr presently has a consensus target price of $13.78, indicating a potential upside of 163.48%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 3.30%. Given Waitr’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Waitr is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Waitr rivals beat Waitr on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Waitr Company Profile

Waitr Holdings Inc. provides online food ordering and delivery services in the Southeastern United States. Its Waitr Platform and Bite Squad Platform facilitates ordering of food and beverages by diners from restaurant partners for pick-up and delivery through a network of drivers. As of December 31, 2018, the company had approximately 8,500 restaurant partners in 250 cities. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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