Head to Head Review: Perficient (PRFT) versus Its Rivals

Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) is one of 168 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Perficient to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Perficient has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perficient’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, meaning that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Perficient and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Perficient $486.98 million $20.45 million 41.02
Perficient Competitors $2.97 billion $320.86 million 327.82

Perficient’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Perficient. Perficient is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.7% of Perficient shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Perficient shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Perficient and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perficient 3.36% 8.05% 6.15%
Perficient Competitors -8.66% -280.38% -2.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Perficient and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perficient 0 0 2 0 3.00
Perficient Competitors 657 4329 6886 159 2.54

Perficient currently has a consensus target price of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.51%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 5.44%. Given Perficient’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Perficient is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Perficient beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Perficient

Perficient, Inc. is an information technology and management consulting firm. The Company’s solutions include business intelligence and analytics, commerce, content management, custom applications, platform implementations, portals and collaboration, business integration and application program interfaces, management consulting, business process management, and customer relationship management, among others. It provides services to the healthcare (pharma and life sciences), financial services (banking and insurance), retail and consumer goods, automotive and transport products, electronics and computer hardware, telecommunications, manufacturing, business services, and leisure, and media and entertainment markets, among others.

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