Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT) is one of 168 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Insight Enterprises to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
Risk and Volatility
Insight Enterprises has a beta of 1.63, suggesting that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Insight Enterprises’ peers have a beta of 1.11, suggesting that their average share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Insight Enterprises and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Insight Enterprises||$5.49 billion||$84.68 million||13.55|
|Insight Enterprises Competitors||$2.97 billion||$320.86 million||327.82|
Insight Enterprises has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Insight Enterprises 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.
This table compares Insight Enterprises and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Insight Enterprises Competitors||-8.66%||-280.38%||-2.21%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
96.6% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Insight Enterprises and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Insight Enterprises Competitors||657||4329||6886||159||2.54|
Insight Enterprises presently has a consensus target price of $50.50, indicating a potential upside of 38.02%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 5.37%. Given Insight Enterprises’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Insight Enterprises is more favorable than its peers.
Insight Enterprises beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About Insight Enterprises
Insight Enterprises, Inc. is engaged in providing information technology (IT) hardware, software, and cloud and service solutions to business, government, healthcare and educational clients. The Company operates through three segments: North America, EMEA and APAC. North America comprises the United States and Canada; EMEA comprises Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and APAC comprises Asia Pacific. The Company consults, designs, implements and manages integrated IT solutions for its customers. Its offerings in North America and select countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa include a suite of IT hardware, software and services solutions. Its offerings in the remainder of EMEA and APAC segments are software and select software-related services. Its cloud management platform serves as a marketplace for its clients to buy and manage their cloud subscriptions with options that manage their software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service management capabilities.
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