Contrasting Skillsoft (SKIL) & Its Rivals

Skillsoft (NASDAQ:SKILGet Rating) is one of 411 publicly-traded companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Skillsoft to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Skillsoft -27.77% -3.80% -1.87%
Skillsoft Competitors -81.17% -85.37% -8.54%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.0% of Skillsoft shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.2% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.7% of Skillsoft shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.9% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Skillsoft $567.39 million -$96.07 million -1.63
Skillsoft Competitors $1.83 billion $286.72 million 23.32

Skillsoft’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Skillsoft. Skillsoft 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.

Volatility and Risk

Skillsoft has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Skillsoft’s peers have a beta of -8.96, meaning that their average stock price is 996% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Skillsoft and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Skillsoft 0 1 4 0 2.80
Skillsoft Competitors 1663 11437 24447 534 2.63

Skillsoft currently has a consensus price target of $7.92, indicating a potential upside of 321.10%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 54.22%. Given Skillsoft’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Skillsoft is more favorable than its peers.


Skillsoft beats its peers on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Skillsoft Company Profile

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Skillsoft Corp. provides corporate digital learning services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Content, Global Knowledge, and SumTotal segments. It offers enterprise learning solutions to prepare organizations for the future of work, as well as enable them to overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior-change, and unlock the potential in their greatest assets. In addition, it provides various platform capabilities, such as open platform, custom channels and journeys, administrator-promoted content, and flexible assignments, tracking and in-depth reporting, training groups, and records management. Further, the company offers learning management systems and talent management software. The company is based in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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