Marqeta (MQ) vs Rivals Critical Contrast


Marqeta (NASDAQ:MQ – Get Rating) is one of 407 publicly traded companies in the “prepackaged software” industry, but how does it stack up against its competitors? We will compare Marqeta to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.


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

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Marqueta -36.80% -13.49% -11.78%
Marqueta competitors -30.82% -64.83% -7.98%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

50.3% of Marqeta shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 61.0% of the shares of all “pre-packaged software” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.2% of the shares of all “pre-packaged software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Marqeta and its competitors.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Marqueta $517.17 million -$163.93 million -19.04
Marqueta competitors $1.73 billion $274.48 million -39,923.50

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings of Marqeta and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Marqueta 1 4 ten 0 2.60
Marqueta competitors 2899 13815 25002 694 2.55

Marqeta currently has a consensus price target of $16.18, indicating a potential upside of 54.52%. As a group, “pre-packaged software” companies have an upside potential of 61.09%. Since Marqeta’s competitors have higher upside potential, analysts clearly believe that Marqeta has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


Marqeta’s competitors beat Marqeta on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Marqueta Company Profile (Get a rating)

Marqeta, Inc. operates an open, cloud-based application programming interface platform that provides card issuance and transaction processing services to developers, technical product managers, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. It offers its solutions across various verticals, including commerce disruptors, digital banks, tech giants and financial institutions. As of December 31, 2021, the company had approximately 200 customers. Marqeta, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.

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