Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is one of 196 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation 0 6 4 0 2.40
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Competitors 685 4467 7476 169 2.56

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $39.18, suggesting a potential upside of 3.85%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 1.37%. Given Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation $5.88 billion $558.70 million 21.56
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Competitors $2.12 billion $371.54 million 16.83

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation 4.50% 48.35% 8.27%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Competitors -19.96% -51.25% -3.77%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.5% of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 38.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a provider of management and technology, consulting and engineering services to the United States and international governments, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. The Company’s client base includes government, commercial and international clients. Its commercial clients in the United States are primarily in the financial services, healthcare and life sciences, energy, high-technology manufacturing, retail, and automotive industries. Its international clients are primarily in the Middle East, along with a presence in Southeast Asia. The Company’s functional service offerings include Systems Delivery, Engineering and Science, Cyber, Analytics and Consulting. The Company’s innovation service offerings are Digital, Cyber Futures, Next Generation Analytics and Directed Energy.

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