Head to Head Review: Telos (TLS) versus Its Peers

Telos (NASDAQ: TLS) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer integrated systems design” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Telos to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.4% of Telos shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.0% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.3% of Telos shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Telos and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telos 0 0 7 0 3.00
Telos Competitors 337 1865 2783 52 2.51

Telos currently has a consensus target price of $41.57, indicating a potential upside of 20.01%. As a group, “Computer integrated systems design” companies have a potential upside of 12.28%. Given Telos’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Telos is more favorable than its peers.


This table compares Telos and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telos N/A N/A N/A
Telos Competitors -24.25% -18.04% -2.55%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telos and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Telos $179.92 million $1.69 million 866.00
Telos Competitors $1.54 billion $58.08 million 61.96

Telos’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Telos. Telos is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Telos beats its peers on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Telos Company Profile

Telos Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology (IT) solutions and services worldwide. It provides Xacta, a premier platform for enterprise cyber risk management and security compliance automation solutions to large commercial and government enterprises; and Telos Ghost, a solution to eliminate cyber-attack surfaces by obfuscating and encrypting data, masking user identity and location, and hiding network resources, as well as provides security and privacy for intelligence gathering, cyber threat protection, securing critical infrastructure, and protecting communications and applications. The company also offers Telos Automated Message Handling System, a web-based organizational message distribution and management platform for mission-critical communications used by military field operatives; and Telos ID that provides identity trust and digital services through IDTrust360, an enterprise-class digital identity risk platform for extending software-as-a-service and custom digital identity services that reduces threats through the integration of advanced technologies that fuse biometrics, credentials, and other identity-centric data used for continuously monitor trust. In addition, it provides secure network services, including secure mobility solutions for business and government that enable remote work and minimize concern across and beyond the enterprises; and network management and defense services for operating, administrating, and defending complex enterprise networks and defensive cyber operations. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia.

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