Synacor (NASDAQ: SYNC) is one of 183 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Synacor to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Synacor and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Synacor $127.37 million -$10.74 million -6.00
Synacor Competitors $2.79 billion $290.02 million 311.99

Synacor’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Synacor. Synacor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.1% of Synacor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.9% of Synacor shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% 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.

Profitability

This table compares Synacor and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synacor -9.87% -31.12% -15.09%
Synacor Competitors -19.94% -253.31% -3.58%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Synacor and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synacor 0 2 3 0 2.60
Synacor Competitors 740 4661 7393 168 2.54

Synacor currently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 108.33%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 5.23%. Given Synacor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Synacor is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Synacor has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synacor’s competitors have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Synacor

Synacor, Inc. is a technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, Internet and communications providers, device manufacturers and enterprises. The Company enables its customers to provide their consumers engaging, multiscreen experiences with products that require scale, actionable data and implementation. Through its Managed Portals and Advertising solutions, the Company enables its customers to earn revenue by monetizing media among their consumers. Its Managed Portals are delivered across devices and under its customers’ own brand names. The Company delivers content, such as top news, entertainment, and long- and short-form video and applications, on its Managed Portals. In addition, consumers have the ability through portals to manage their e-mail and messaging, pay bills, receive special promotions and perform other account management needs.

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