Head to Head Review: IZEA Worldwide (IZEA) & The Competition

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

Institutional & Insider 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares IZEA Worldwide and its rivals’ 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%

Risk & Volatility

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for IZEA Worldwide and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

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 currently has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 254.33%. As a group, “Advertising” companies have a potential upside of 54.86%. Given IZEA Worldwide’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe IZEA Worldwide is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IZEA Worldwide and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 rivals have higher revenue and earnings than IZEA Worldwide. IZEA Worldwide 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.


IZEA Worldwide rivals 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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