Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) is one of 177 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Internap Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Internap Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Internap Corporation -18.09% -282.42% -5.82%
Internap Corporation Competitors -14.68% -267.83% -2.85%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Internap Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Internap Corporation 0 0 2 1 3.33
Internap Corporation Competitors 690 4368 6968 161 2.54

Internap Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $24.67, suggesting a potential upside of 510.56%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 8.13%. Given Internap Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Internap Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.5% of Internap Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Internap Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by 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.

Risk and Volatility

Internap Corporation has a beta of 1.96, indicating that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Internap Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.10, indicating that their average stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Internap Corporation $298.30 million -$124.74 million -5.32
Internap Corporation Competitors $2.79 billion $290.83 million 329.82

Internap Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Internap Corporation. Internap Corporation 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.

About Internap Corporation

Internap Corporation is a technology provider of Internet infrastructure. The Company provides Internet infrastructure through both Colocation Business and Enterprise Services and Cloud Services. The Company operates through two segments: Data Center and Network Services, and Cloud and Hosting Services. Its Data Center and Network Services segment consists of colocation and Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity services. Colocation involves providing physical space within data centers and associated services, such as power, interconnection, environmental controls, monitoring and security while allowing its customers to deploy and manage their servers, storage and other equipment in its secure data centers. Its cloud and hosting services segment consists of hosted Infrastructure-as-a-Service as a cloud platform or through managed hosting. For both Infrastructure-as-a-Service options, the Company provides and maintains the hardware, data center infrastructure and interconnection.

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