Comparison of PubMatic (PUBM) and its rivals

PubMatic (NASDAQ: PUBMGet a rating) is one of 114 listed companies in the “Computer programming, data processing and other computer-related fields” sector, but how does it differ from its peers? We will compare PubMatic to similar companies based on strength of institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

PubMatic has a beta of 0.56, suggesting its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PubMatic’s peers have a beta of 1.26, suggesting their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and market valuation of PubMatic and its peers.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
PubMatic $226.91 million $56.60 million 17.96
PubMatic Competitors $7.78 billion $2.04 billion 15.38

PubMatic peers have higher revenue and profit than PubMatic. PubMatic trades at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for PubMatic and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
PubMatic 0 1 9 0 2.90
PubMatic Competitors 655 3599 8877 249 2.65

PubMatic currently has a consensus target price of $40.10, suggesting a potential upside of 123.27%. As a group, companies in “Computer programming, data processing and other computer-related activities” have an upside potential of 46.28%. Given PubMatic’s stronger consensus rating and possible higher upside, research analysts clearly believe that PubMatic is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.6% of PubMatic shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 55.2% of the shares of all companies in “Computer programming, data processing and other computer-related activities” are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of PubMatic shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of the shares of all companies in “Computer programming, data processing and other computer-related companies” are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of PubMatic and its peers.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
PubMatic 23.74% 21.35% 10.82%
PubMatic Competitors -374.05% -15.18% -5.28%


PubMatic beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About PubMatic (Get a rating)

PubMatic, Inc. provides a cloud infrastructure platform that enables real-time programmatic advertising transactions for Internet content creators and advertisers worldwide. The Company’s solutions include Openwrap, a header bidding solution that provides enterprise-grade management and analytics tools; Openwrap OTT, a header bid management solution for OTT; Openwrap SDK, a header bidding solution for embedded developers; private market solutions; and media buying consoles. Additionally, it offers programmatic real-time bidding (RTB) technologies, which provide various selling options across screens and ad formats; quality digital ad inventory solutions to detect and filter invalid traffic and other nefarious activity; Ad-quality solutions targeting the reduction of security issues, quality issues, and performance issues; Identity Hub, an identity solution that enables the use of any advertiser’s preferred user ID in a scalable and privacy-compliant manner; Audience Encore, an audience data platform; and cross-platform video, a sell-side platform, which connects trusted video buyers with premium publishers. The company’s platform supports an array of ad formats and digital device types, including mobile apps, mobile web, desktop, display, video, over-the- -top (OTT), connected TV and media. PubMatic, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Redwood City, California.

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