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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Neustar 15.50% 19.28% 8.80%
Neustar Competitors 0.56% -0.24% 1.46%

Analyst Ratings

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 0 3 0 0 2.00
Neustar Competitors 604 1670 1926 74 2.34

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 N/A N/A 10.24
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.

Summary

Neustar peers beat Neustar on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Neustar

NeuStar, Inc. is a global information services provider. The Company’s cloud-based platforms and differentiated data sets offer informative, real-time analytics, which enable clients to make actionable, data-driven decisions. It provides chief marketing officers a suite of services to plan their media spends, identify and locate desired customers, invest in marketing campaigns, deliver relevant offers and measure the performance of these activities. Security professionals use the Company’s solutions to maximize Web performance and protect against malicious attacks. It enables the exchange of essential operating information across multiple carriers to provision and manage services, assisting clients with order processing and routing of customer inquiries. The Company’s services include marketing services, security services, data services and number portability administration center (NPAC) services.

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