Critical Contrast: Clear Secure (YOU) vs. Peers



Clear Secure (NYSE:YOU – Get Rating) is one of 410 publicly traded companies in the “pre-packaged software” sector, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Clear Secure to similar companies based on its risk strength, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Clear Secure and its competitors.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Erase Secure $253.95 million -$36.08 million -38.05
Erase secure competitors $1.73 billion $271.85 million -39,597.45

Clear Secure’s competitors have higher revenues and profits than Clear Secure. Clear Secure trades at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.3% of Clear Secure shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 60.7% of the shares of all “pre-packaged software” companies are held by institutional investors. 42.1% of Clear Secure’s stock is held by company insiders. By comparison, 18.8% of the shares of all “pre-packaged software” companies are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings of Clear Secure and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Erase Secure 0 4 2 0 2.33
Erase secure competitors 1580 10887 23539 518 2.63

Clear Secure currently has a consensus price target of $33.83, suggesting a potential upside of 45.77%. As a group, “pre-packaged software” companies have an upside potential of 65.03%. Since Clear Secure’s competitors have a higher consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe that Clear Secure has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Clear Secure and its competitors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Erase Secure -15.79% -8.30% -5.34%
Erase secure competitors -30.96% -63.61% -8.05%

Summary

Clear Secure’s competitors beat Clear Secure on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

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Clear Secure, Inc. provides a member-centric secure identity platform in the United States. The company’s secure identity platform is a multi-layered infrastructure consisting of a front-end, including enrollment, verification, and bonding. It also offers CLEAR Plus, a consumer aviation subscription service, which provides access to predictable entry routes through airport security checkpoints, as well as a wider network; and the CLEAR app, a digital consumer product that makes it easy to sign up new users and engage members from their mobile device. Additionally, the company offers Reserve powered by CLEAR, a virtual queuing technology that allows users to choose how they queue at home or on the go; and Atlas Certified, an automated solution for verifying professional licensing and certification data across industries by communicating with certification bodies for on-demand, current and reliable data. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in New York, New York.



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