Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE) is one of 183 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Sapient to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sapient 6.13% 14.00% 8.96%
Sapient Competitors -16.75% -272.90% -4.17%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sapient and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sapient N/A N/A 43.82
Sapient Competitors $2.79 billion $289.83 million 335.11

Sapient’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sapient. Sapient 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Sapient has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sapient’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sapient and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sapient 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sapient Competitors 732 4647 7420 166 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.83%. Given Sapient’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sapient has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

About Sapient

Sapient Corporation (Sapient) is a global services company, which helps clients leverage marketing and technology to transform their businesses. The Company operates in three business units: SapientNitro, Sapient Global Markets, and Sapient Government Services. SapientNitro provides integrated marketing and creative services, Web and interactive development, advertising, media planning and buying, strategic planning and marketing analytics, multi-channel commerce strategy and solutions, including a focus on mobile, and content and asset management strategies and solutions. Through this business unit, it combines multi-channel marketing and commerce. Sapient Global Markets provides integrated advisory, program management, analytics, technology and operations services to capital and commodity markets. Sapient Government Services provides consulting, technology, and marketing services to the United States government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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