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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Lionbridge Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lionbridge Technologies 0 2 1 0 2.33
Lionbridge Technologies Competitors 735 2086 2674 84 2.38

Lionbridge Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $6.38, suggesting a potential upside of 10.87%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.87%. Given Lionbridge Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Lionbridge Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.3% of Lionbridge Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.4% of Lionbridge Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Lionbridge Technologies has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lionbridge Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Lionbridge Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lionbridge Technologies 1.97% 12.05% 3.60%
Lionbridge Technologies Competitors -129.08% -181.21% -5.97%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lionbridge Technologies and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Lionbridge Technologies N/A N/A 31.94
Lionbridge Technologies Competitors $1.11 billion $178.14 million 21.28

Lionbridge Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Lionbridge Technologies. Lionbridge Technologies 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.

Summary

Lionbridge Technologies beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Lionbridge Technologies

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions. The Company enables more than 800 brands to manage international market share and engage their customers in local markets across the world. It offers various solutions, such as Language Translation Services, Global Marketing Services, Website Translation and Localization, Engineering, Technical Publications and Training, Testing Services and Translation Technology. Its portfolio of language translation services includes Website Translation, Software Localization, Real-Time Translation for Chat and Forums, and Interpreter Services. Its Data Management Services allow companies to manage unprocessed data from multiple languages. Its Crowd translation of user-generated content (blogs, messages, surveys, reviews) allows clients to repurpose pieces of consumer advocacy for a new target language.

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