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

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 -19.93% -51.52% -3.67%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Insight Enterprises and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Insight Enterprises $5,485.52 $84.68 16.88
Insight Enterprises Competitors $2,737.28 $282.94 47.17

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Insight Enterprises and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insight Enterprises 1 1 1 0 2.00
Insight Enterprises Competitors 688 4385 7137 155 2.55

Insight Enterprises presently has a consensus price target of $49.75, indicating a potential upside of 9.94%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 12.05%. Given Insight Enterprises’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Insight Enterprises has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Insight Enterprises has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Insight Enterprises’ rivals have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.1% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Insight Enterprises rivals beat Insight Enterprises on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Insight Enterprises

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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