EPIQ Systems (EPIQ) versus Its Rivals Head-To-Head Analysis
EPIQ Systems (NASDAQ: EPIQ) is one of 183 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare EPIQ Systems to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for EPIQ Systems and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|EPIQ Systems Competitors||729||4649||7387||163||2.54|
This table compares EPIQ Systems and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|EPIQ Systems Competitors||-20.76%||-276.07%||-4.83%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
84.9% of EPIQ Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of EPIQ Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
EPIQ Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. EPIQ Systems pays out -81.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. EPIQ Systems is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares EPIQ Systems and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|EPIQ Systems Competitors||$2.81 billion||$293.37 million||231.52|
EPIQ Systems’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than EPIQ Systems. EPIQ Systems 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.
EPIQ Systems beats its peers on 6 of the 9 factors compared.
About EPIQ Systems
Epiq Systems, Inc. (Epiq) is a provider of professional services and integrated technology for the legal profession. The Company operates in two segments: the Technology segment (Technology), which provides eDiscovery managed services and technology solutions consisting of consulting, collections and forensics, processing, search and review, production of documents and document review services to companies and law firms, and the Bankruptcy and Settlement Administration segment (Bankruptcy and Settlement Administration), which provides managed services and technology solutions that address the needs of its customers with respect to litigation, claims and project administration, compliance matters, controlled disbursements, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and class action proceedings. Its solutions and professional services cater to a range of client legal matters, including litigation, investigations, financial transactions and regulatory compliance, among others.
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