NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is one of 205 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare NCR Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
NCR Corporation $6.54 billion $270.00 million 18.35
NCR Corporation Competitors $2.74 billion $282.94 million 190.39

NCR Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. NCR Corporation 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.

Volatility and Risk

NCR Corporation has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NCR Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.14, indicating that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCR Corporation 0 2 6 0 2.75
NCR Corporation Competitors 709 4594 7322 163 2.54

NCR Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $47.57, indicating a potential upside of 57.16%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 0.79%. Given NCR Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe NCR Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCR Corporation 5.11% 84.72% 7.25%
NCR Corporation Competitors -19.58% -51.25% -3.61%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.2% of NCR Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of NCR Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

NCR Corporation beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

NCR Corporation Company Profile

NCR Corporation is a provider of Omni-channel technology solutions that enable businesses connect, interact and transact with their customers. The Company operates through three segments: Software, Services and Hardware. It sells a portfolio of hardware, software and services that combine to provide businesses with solutions. Its portfolio of self-service and assisted-service solutions are designed to allow businesses in the financial services, retail, hospitality, travel and telecommunications and technology industries to deliver an experience to consumers across physical and digital commerce channels. Its offerings include automated teller machines, point of sale terminals and devices, self-service kiosks, Omni-channel platform software and other software applications, and a suite of consulting, implementation, maintenance and managed services. It provides solutions for a range of industries, such as financial services, hospitality, travel and telecommunications, and technology.

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