Solera (NYSE: SLH) is one of 111 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Solera to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Solera and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Solera Competitors||$2.23 billion||$415.57 million||340.68|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Solera and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 14.33%. Given Solera’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Solera has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Solera pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Solera pays out -45.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Software” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 87.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Solera has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Solera is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Solera and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Solera has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Solera’s peers have a beta of 0.87, indicating that their average stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
58.9% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.2% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Solera Holdings, Inc. is a United States-based company, which is a provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. The Company is engaged in cognitive technologies for the automotive and home ownership ecosystems. The Company’s solutions and services bring together consumers, insurers, banks, governments, manufacturers, owners, wholesalers, retailers, and service and repair industries, into digitally unified ecosystems that enable the management, protection and security of assets throughout their lifecycles. The Company’s product platforms include Audatex, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Digidentity, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart and TitleTec, as well as the company’s application, Digital Garage. The Company processes over 240 million transactions annually for approximately 200,000 partners in approximately 80 countries.
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