Gartner (IT) vs. Its Competitors Head-To-Head Analysis
Gartner (NYSE: IT) is one of 181 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Gartner to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
This table compares Gartner and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Gartner and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Gartner presently has a consensus price target of $131.89, suggesting a potential upside of 8.53%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 5.40%. Given Gartner’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gartner is more favorable than its rivals.
Risk & Volatility
Gartner has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gartner’s rivals have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
96.4% of Gartner shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Gartner shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Gartner and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gartner||$2.44 billion||$193.58 million||-357.41|
|Gartner Competitors||$2.79 billion||$289.83 million||365.94|
Gartner’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Gartner. Gartner 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.
Gartner beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Gartner Company Profile
Gartner, Inc. is an information technology research and advisory company. The Company works with clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of information technology (IT), supply chain and marketing within the context of their individual roles. It operates in three segments: Research, Consulting and Events. Research segment consists of subscription-based research products, access to research inquiry, peer networking services and membership programs. Consulting segment consists of consulting, measurement engagements and strategic advisory services. Events segment consists of various symposia, conferences and exhibitions. It provides insight through reports, briefings, tools, access to its analysts, peer networking services and membership programs that enable its clients to make decisions about their IT, supply chain and digital marketing initiatives. Its consultants provide fact-based consulting services to help clients use and manage IT to optimize business performance.
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