Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT) is one of 195 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Insight Enterprises to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Insight Enterprises and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Insight Enterprises $6.02 billion $223.55 million 16.69
Insight Enterprises Competitors $2.12 billion $374.78 million 36.68

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.2% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Insight Enterprises and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insight Enterprises 1 1 1 0 2.00
Insight Enterprises Competitors 677 4369 7102 154 2.55

Insight Enterprises presently has a consensus price target of $49.75, suggesting a potential upside of 11.22%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 0.17%. Given Insight Enterprises’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Insight Enterprises is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Insight Enterprises has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Insight Enterprises’ peers have a beta of 1.28, meaning that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Insight Enterprises and its peers’ 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 -19.99% -51.68% -3.81%

Summary

Insight Enterprises beats its peers 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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