Head-To-Head Review: IZEA Worldwide (IZEA) & Its Competitors

IZEA Worldwide (NASDAQ: IZEA) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Advertising” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare IZEA Worldwide to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Risk & Volatility

IZEA Worldwide has a beta of 2.66, indicating that its stock price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IZEA Worldwide’s competitors have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for IZEA Worldwide and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IZEA Worldwide 0 1 0 0 2.00
IZEA Worldwide Competitors 133 580 637 11 2.39

IZEA Worldwide presently has a consensus price target of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 254.33%. As a group, “Advertising” companies have a potential upside of 54.86%. Given IZEA Worldwide’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe IZEA Worldwide is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.3% of IZEA Worldwide shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of IZEA Worldwide shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares IZEA Worldwide and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IZEA Worldwide -17.85% -7.57% -6.23%
IZEA Worldwide Competitors -18.86% 14.37% -5.43%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IZEA Worldwide and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
IZEA Worldwide $18.33 million -$10.25 million -15.88
IZEA Worldwide Competitors $1.15 billion $263.69 million -6.68

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

Summary

IZEA Worldwide competitors beat IZEA Worldwide on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About IZEA Worldwide

IZEA Worldwide, Inc. engages in the creation and operation of online marketplaces that connect marketers with content creators under IZEAx platform. It automates influencer marketing and custom content development, which allows brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. The company was founded by Edward Hans Murphy in February 2006 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.

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