Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) is one of 99 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Vectrus to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vectrus 2.06% 18.96% 5.04%
Vectrus Competitors -51.72% -169.14% 1.11%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vectrus and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Vectrus $1.12 billion $45.00 million 16.06
Vectrus Competitors $1.10 billion $177.93 million 23.37

Vectrus has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Vectrus 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

85.0% of Vectrus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Vectrus shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Vectrus and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vectrus 0 0 1 0 3.00
Vectrus Competitors 629 1864 2618 63 2.41

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 8.15%. Given Vectrus’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vectrus has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Vectrus has a beta of 2.19, indicating that its stock price is 119% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vectrus’ competitors have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Vectrus beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Vectrus Company Profile

Vectrus, Inc. is a provider of services to the United States Government across the world. The Company offers services, including infrastructure asset management, logistics and supply chain management, and information technology and network communication. Its infrastructure asset management services support the United States Army, Air Force and Navy, and include infrastructure services, security, warehouse management and distribution, ammunition management, civil engineering, air base maintenance and operations, communications, emergency services, transportation, and life support activities at various global military installations. Its logistics and supply chain management services support and maintain the vehicle and equipment stocks of the United States Army and Marine Corps. Its information technology and network communication services consist of sustainment of communications systems, network security, systems installation and life cycle management of information technology systems.

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