Interactive Intelligence Group (NASDAQ: ININ) is one of 65 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Interactive Intelligence Group to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Interactive Intelligence Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Interactive Intelligence Group -4.92% -12.52% -4.48%
Interactive Intelligence Group Competitors -62.13% -91.84% -16.27%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Interactive Intelligence Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Interactive Intelligence Group 0 1 0 0 2.00
Interactive Intelligence Group Competitors 175 1500 2843 96 2.62

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 5.51%. Given Interactive Intelligence Group’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Interactive Intelligence Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Interactive Intelligence Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Interactive Intelligence Group N/A N/A -41.16
Interactive Intelligence Group Competitors $761.43 million $137.65 million -12.15

Interactive Intelligence Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Interactive Intelligence Group. Interactive Intelligence Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.2% of Interactive Intelligence Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.4% of Interactive Intelligence Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Interactive Intelligence Group has a beta of 1.89, meaning that its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Interactive Intelligence Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Interactive Intelligence Group beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Interactive Intelligence Group

Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. is a provider of software and cloud services for customer engagement, communications and collaboration. The Company operates in the segment of interaction management software solutions licensing and associated services. It offers approximately three types of products, including on-premises software; a single-tenant cloud service, and a multi-tenant cloud service. The Company’s offerings are used across a range of vertical industries, including accounts receivable management, banking, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, utilities and retail. Its PureCloud Engage is an omnichannel customer engagement cloud service designed for contact centers of all sizes. Its PureCloud Communicate is a communications and collaboration cloud service for enterprises of all sizes designed to support connected workforce. Its on-premises and single-tenant cloud products are available in approximately 24 languages and deployed in over 125 countries.

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