Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT) is one of 196 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Insight Enterprises to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Insight Enterprises and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insight Enterprises 1 1 1 0 2.00
Insight Enterprises Competitors 678 4420 7435 166 2.56

Insight Enterprises presently has a consensus target price of $49.75, indicating a potential upside of 10.14%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 0.64%. Given Insight Enterprises’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Insight Enterprises is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.0% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.2% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Insight Enterprises and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Insight Enterprises $6.02 billion $223.55 million 16.85
Insight Enterprises Competitors $2.12 billion $367.66 million 17.03

Insight Enterprises has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Insight Enterprises is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Insight Enterprises has a beta of 1.67, suggesting that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Insight Enterprises’ rivals have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Insight Enterprises and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Insight Enterprises 1.61% 14.93% 4.64%
Insight Enterprises Competitors -20.70% -52.65% -4.30%

Summary

Insight Enterprises beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Insight Enterprises Company Profile

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is engaged in providing information technology (IT) hardware, software, and cloud and service solutions to business, government, healthcare and educational clients. The Company operates through three segments: North America, EMEA and APAC. North America comprises the United States and Canada; EMEA comprises Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and APAC comprises Asia Pacific. The Company consults, designs, implements and manages integrated IT solutions for its customers. Its offerings in North America and select countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa include a suite of IT hardware, software and services solutions. Its offerings in the remainder of EMEA and APAC segments are software and select software-related services. Its cloud management platform serves as a marketplace for its clients to buy and manage their cloud subscriptions with options that manage their software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service management capabilities.

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