Neustar (NYSE: NSR) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Neustar to similar companies based off the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Neustar and its competitors, 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 currently has a consensus price target 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 competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Neustar has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.8% of Neustar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Neustar shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Neustar and its competitors 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 competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Neustar. Neustar is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Neustar has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Neustar’s competitors have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Neustar and its competitors’ 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%

Summary

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

Neustar Company Profile

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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