Comparing of Elastic N.V. (ESTC) and Its Rivals

Elastic N.V. (NYSE:ESTC) is a company in the Application Software industry and that’s how we contrast it to its peers. The comparing will be based on the profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

50.2% of Elastic N.V.’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.93% of all Application Software’s companies shares are held by institutional investors. On other hand Elastic N.V. has 22.2% of its shares held by company insiders vs. an average of 7.86% insiders ownership for its peers.


Table 1 has Elastic N.V. and its peers’ return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Elastic N.V. -36.93% 0.00% 0.00%
Industry Average 4.93% 49.47% 9.43%

Valuation & Earnings

In next table we are comparing Elastic N.V. and its peers’ net income, valuation and top-line revenue.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Elastic N.V. 88.87M 240.63M 0.00
Industry Average 46.64M 946.75M 160.91

Analyst Recommendations

Table 3 shows summary of recent ratings for Elastic N.V. and its peers.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Elastic N.V. 0 6 3 2.33
Industry Average 1.13 2.72 3.99 2.66

$86.56 is the average price target of Elastic N.V., with a potential upside of 1.70%. As a group, Application Software companies have a potential upside of 53.01%. By having stronger average rating and higher possible upside, Elastic N.V. make analysts believe that the business is more favorable than its peers.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Elastic N.V. and its peers.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Elastic N.V. -7.67% 6% 27.6% 0% 0% 26.05%
Industry Average 5.93% 15.92% 23.38% 22.64% 53.81% 28.94%

For the past year Elastic N.V. was less bullish than its peers.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Elastic N.V. are 2.6 and 2.6. Competitively, Elastic N.V.’s peers have 2.45 and 2.42 for Current and Quick Ratio. Elastic N.V. has better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Elastic N.V.’s rivals.


Elastic N.V. does not pay a dividend.


Elastic N.V.’s rivals show that they’re better in 3 of the 4 indicators compared to the company itself.

Elastic N.V. develops and delivers technology that enables users to search structured and unstructured data for a range of consumer and enterprise applications. It primarily provides Elastic Stack, a set of software products that ingest and store data from various sources and formats, as well as performs search, analysis, and visualization. Its Elastic Stack comprises products, such as Elasticsearch, a distributed, real-time search and analytics engine, and data store for various types of data, including textual, numerical, geospatial, structured, and unstructured; Kibana, a user interface, management, and configuration interface for the Elastic Stack; Beats, a single-purpose data shippers for sending data from edge machines to Elasticsearch or Logstash; and Logstash, a data processing pipeline for ingesting data into Elasticsearch or other storage systems. The company also offers software solutions on the Elastic Stack that address cases, including app search, site search, enterprise search, logging, metrics, application performance monitoring, business analytics, and security analytics. Its products are used by individual developers and organizations of a range of industries. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.