Information Services Group (NASDAQ: III) is one of 98 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Information Services Group to related companies based off the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.9% of Information Services Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of Information Services Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Information Services Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Information Services Group $240.81 million $13.26 million -16.82
Information Services Group Competitors $1.11 billion $177.91 million -15,154.33

Information Services Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Information Services Group. Information Services Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Information Services Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Information Services Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Information Services Group Competitors 731 2077 2662 84 2.38

Information Services Group presently has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 75.68%. All “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.54%. Given Information Services Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Information Services Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Information Services Group has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Information Services Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, suggesting that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Information Services Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Information Services Group -3.46% -10.15% -2.66%
Information Services Group Competitors -129.07% -181.06% -5.92%

Summary

Information Services Group beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Information Services Group Company Profile

Information Services Group, Inc. is a technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company. The Company operates in the segment of fact-based sourcing advisory services. It supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. It offers service lines, including research, consulting, managed services, network carrier services, robotic process automation (RPA), outsourcing advisory and provider services. It specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management, and technology research and analysis.

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