Contrasting Neustar (NSR) and The Competition
Neustar (NYSE: NSR) is one of 47 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Neustar to related businesses based off the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.
This table compares Neustar and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Neustar and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Neustar presently has a consensus target price of $29.50, indicating a potential downside of 11.94%. All “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 32.85%. Given Neustar’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Neustar has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
88.8% of Neustar shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Neustar shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Neustar has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Neustar’s peers have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Neustar and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Neustar Competitors||$12.57 billion||$4.19 billion||1.12|
Neustar’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Neustar. Neustar is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Neustar peers beat Neustar on 6 of the 11 factors compared.
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