Analyzing Anaplan (NYSE:PLAN) & The Competition

Anaplan (NYSE: PLAN) is one of 197 public companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Anaplan to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.3% of Anaplan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.2% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anaplan 0 4 7 0 2.64
Anaplan Competitors 1696 7949 14602 728 2.58

Anaplan currently has a consensus price target of $34.36, suggesting a potential downside of 2.38%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 5.26%. Given Anaplan’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Anaplan has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares Anaplan and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anaplan N/A N/A N/A
Anaplan Competitors -39.03% -24.47% -3.64%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Anaplan and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Anaplan $240.64 million -$131.02 million -20.47
Anaplan Competitors $1.91 billion $226.94 million 38.08

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


Anaplan peers beat Anaplan on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Anaplan Company Profile

Anaplan, Inc. provides a cloud-based connected planning platform. Its platform unites traditionally distinct or disconnected database structures, including relational, columnar, and online analytical processing with in-memory data storage and calculation that is used in various lines of business, such as finance, sales, supply chain, marketing, human resources, and operations. The company delivers its application over the Internet as a subscription service using a software-as-a-service model. It operates in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Anaplan, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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