LYFT (LYFT) and The Competition Critical Review

LYFT (NASDAQ: LYFT) is one of 136 publicly-traded companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare LYFT to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for LYFT and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LYFT 2 9 30 0 2.68
LYFT Competitors 1362 5454 9274 422 2.53

LYFT currently has a consensus price target of $65.55, suggesting a potential upside of 46.63%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 1.70%. Given LYFT’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe LYFT is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LYFT $3.62 billion -$2.60 billion -4.52
LYFT Competitors $2.88 billion $412.86 million 25.08

LYFT has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. LYFT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.0% of LYFT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.1% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LYFT -71.96% -279.94% -44.53%
LYFT Competitors -1.01% -17.39% 0.13%


LYFT rivals beat LYFT on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

LYFT Company Profile

Lyft, Inc. operates a peer-to-peer marketplace for on-demand ridesharing in the United States and Canada. It provides Ridesharing Marketplace, which facilitates lead generation, billing and settlement, support, and related activities to enable drivers to provide their transportation services to riders. The company also offers a network of shared bikes and scooters in various cities to address the needs of riders for shorter routes; Express Drive program, a flexible car rentals program which connects drivers who need access to a car with third-party rental car companies; and concierge for organizations to manage the transportation needs of their customers and employees. In addition, it integrates third-party public transit data into the Lyft app to offer various enterprise programs, including monthly ride credits for daily commutes, supplementing public transit by providing rides for the first and last leg of commute trips, late-night rides home, and shuttle replacement rides. The company was formerly known as Zimride, Inc. and changed its name to Lyft, Inc. in 2013. Lyft, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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