Difference between PubMatic (PUBM) and its peers

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for PubMatic and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
PubMatic 0 1 9 0 2.90
PubMatic Competitors 659 3611 8890 249 2.65

PubMatic currently has a consensus price target of $40.10, indicating a potential upside of 154.60%. As a group, companies in “Computer programming, data processing and other computer-related activities” have an upside potential of 55.85%. Given PubMatic’s stronger consensus rating and likely higher upside, equity research analysts clearly believe PubMatic is more favorable than its rivals.


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

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
PubMatic 23.74% 21.35% 10.82%
PubMatic Competitors -374.01% -15.09% -5.27%

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 rivals 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 revenue, earnings per share and valuation of PubMatic and its rivals.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
PubMatic $226.91 million $56.60 million 15.75
PubMatic Competitors $7.78 billion $2.04 billion 14.98

PubMatic’s competitors have higher revenues and profits than PubMatic. PubMatic trades at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.6% of PubMatic shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.8% of the shares of all “Computer programming, data processing and other computer related companies” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of PubMatic shares are held by company insiders. By comparison, 13.0% of the shares of all companies in “Computer programming, data processing and other computer-related activities” are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


PubMatic beats its rivals 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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