Financial Analysis: Thryv (THRY) vs. Its Rivals

Thryv (NASDAQ: THRY) is one of 29 public companies in the “Advertising” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Thryv to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Thryv $1.11 billion $149.22 million 5.68
Thryv Competitors $1.15 billion $263.69 million -6.68

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Thryv 18.49% 88.76% 16.00%
Thryv Competitors -18.86% 14.37% -5.43%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.3% of Thryv shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are owned by institutional investors. 59.2% of Thryv shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Thryv and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Thryv 0 0 5 0 3.00
Thryv Competitors 133 580 637 11 2.39

Thryv currently has a consensus price target of $42.71, suggesting a potential upside of 25.50%. As a group, “Advertising” companies have a potential upside of 92.93%. Given Thryv’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Thryv has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Thryv has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thryv’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Thryv beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Thryv Company Profile

Thryv Holdings, Inc. provides digital marketing solutions and cloud-based tools to the small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) in the United States. The company operates through three segments: SaaS (Software as a Service), Marketing Services, and Thryv International. The SaaS segment provides Thryv, an SMB end-to-end customer experience platform, which is integrated with Google; and ThryvPay, a payment solution that allows users to get paid through credit card and ACH. The Marketing Services segment provides print and digital solutions, including the company's print yellow pages; internet yellow pages, such as,, and; search engine marketing solutions; and other digital media solutions, such as online display and social advertising, online presence, and video and SEO tools. The Thryv International segment provides digital marketing and directory services. The company was formerly known as Dex Media Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Thryv Holdings, Inc. in July 2019. Thryv Holdings, Inc. is based in DFW Airport, Texas.

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