IHS (IHS) & Its Peers Head to Head Contrast
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare IHS to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for IHS and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
IHS currently has a consensus target price of $44.67, indicating a potential downside of 61.90%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.97%. Given IHS’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IHS has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
58.7% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
IHS has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IHS’s competitors have a beta of 0.99, indicating that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares IHS and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares IHS and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IHS Competitors||$3.19 billion||$932.62 million||16.07|
IHS’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than IHS. IHS is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
IHS competitors beat IHS on 10 of the 11 factors compared.
IHS Inc. develops source of information, insight and analytics in different areas of business. The Company’s segments include Resources, Transportation and Consolidated Markets & Solutions. The Company’s Resources segment includes its Energy and Chemicals product offerings. Its Transportation segment includes its Automotive; Maritime & Trade, and Aerospace, Defense & Security product offerings. Its Consolidated Markets & Solutions segment includes its Product Design; Technology, Media & Telecom, and Economics & Country Risk product offerings. It provides authoritative analysis and forecasts of sales and production for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrain, components and technology systems across various markets. Its product design offerings include content and analysis on various engineering and technical standards, codes, reference books, journals, and other scientific and technical documents, as well as software-based engineering decision engines.
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