Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Vectrus to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.2% of Vectrus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.2% 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Vectrus has a beta of 2.18, indicating that its share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vectrus’ rivals have a beta of 1.14, indicating that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Vectrus and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vectrus 0 0 1 0 3.00
Vectrus Competitors 619 1776 2473 64 2.40

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.77%. Given Vectrus’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vectrus has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vectrus 2.02% 17.25% 4.79%
Vectrus Competitors -19.91% -193.34% 1.97%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Vectrus $1.19 billion $23.65 million 17.76
Vectrus Competitors $1.24 billion $76.68 million 1,443.26

Vectrus’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Vectrus. Vectrus 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.

Summary

Vectrus beats its rivals on 7 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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