Similarweb Ltd.: Initiation of Research Coverage

Monday, June 7, 2021

William Blair initiated research coverage of Similarweb Ltd. (SMWB $21.61), a  leading provider of digital data intelligence software that helps businesses become more data driven in their decision-making.

Analysts Bhavan Suri and Arjun Bhatia estimated the company would generate revenue of $125.3 million in 2021 and $160.5 million in 2022, and has the potential to sustainably grow revenue at a 30%-plus rate over the coming years.

“Similarweb’s intelligence helps businesses understand their competition, their market, and, ultimately, make more informed, data-driven decisions,” Suri said. “Its platform operates at an impressive scale, providing insights on over 100 million websites and nearly 5 million apps. On a daily basis, Similarweb collects 10 billion digital signals and analyzes two terabytes of data. The combination of Similarweb’s proprietary data sources and its unique machine learning capabilities paints a cohesive picture of digital activity for customers and provides a competitive moat for Similarweb. Along with its digital research offering, Similarweb has solutions for marketing, e-commerce, sales, and investor use-cases, providing opportunities for cross-selling and average contract value, or ACV, expansion.”

Bhatia said, “Over the past several years, Similarweb has been focused on moving upmarket with larger customers. Similarweb has a significant opportunity to bring new customers onto its platform, especially as more businesses start to build data strategies around their decision-making. In addition, Similarweb has a lot of runway to expand ACVs within its existing customer base through up-sell and cross-sell opportunities. With its solutions now catered to different personas and functions, we believe the company is better set up to establish sticky, long-lasting, and expanding relationships with its customers.”

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