Contrasting Etsy (ETSY) & i3 Verticals (IIIV)

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Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) and i3 Verticals (NASDAQ:IIIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.


This table compares Etsy and i3 Verticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Etsy 15.00% 14.10% 6.71%
i3 Verticals N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.1% of Etsy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.2% of i3 Verticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Etsy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 56.2% of i3 Verticals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Etsy and i3 Verticals’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Etsy $441.23 million 15.03 $81.80 million $0.38 144.84
i3 Verticals $323.51 million 2.05 -$6.89 million $0.56 45.09

Etsy has higher revenue and earnings than i3 Verticals. i3 Verticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Etsy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Etsy and i3 Verticals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Etsy 0 4 10 0 2.71
i3 Verticals 0 0 5 0 3.00

Etsy presently has a consensus price target of $54.36, indicating a potential downside of 1.24%. i3 Verticals has a consensus price target of $24.40, indicating a potential downside of 3.37%. Given Etsy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Etsy is more favorable than i3 Verticals.


Etsy beats i3 Verticals on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Etsy

Etsy, Inc. operates, a commerce platform to make, sell, and buy goods online and offline primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. It provides various seller services and tools that are designed to help entrepreneurs for starting, managing, and scaling their businesses. The company offers approximately 50 million items across approximately 50 retail categories to buyers. It also provides various seller services, including Etsy payments, a payment processing service; promoted listings, an on-site advertising service that allows sellers to pay for prominent placement of their listings in search results; shipping labels, which allows sellers in the United States and Canada to purchase discounted shipping labels; and pattern, a service that allows sellers to build custom Websites, as well as offers seller tools and education resources to manage the administrative side of their businesses. Etsy, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

About i3 Verticals

i3 Verticals, Inc. provides integrated payment and software solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses and organizations in education, non-profit, public sector, property management, and healthcare markets in the United States. The company offers payment processing services, including merchant onboarding, risk and underwriting, authorization, settlement, chargeback processing, and other merchant support. Its payment processing services enable clients to accept electronic payments, facilitating the exchange of funds and transaction data between clients, financial institutions, and payment networks. The company also licenses software; and provides ongoing support, and other point of sale-related solutions. It offers its solutions to its clients through direct sales force, as well as through a network of distribution partners, including independent software vendors, value-added resellers, independent sales organizations, and other referral partners, such as financial institutions. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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