Synacor (NASDAQ: SYNC) is one of 175 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Synacor to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Synacor and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synacor 0 2 3 0 2.60
Synacor Competitors 752 4635 7303 170 2.54

Synacor presently 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 9.65%. Given Synacor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Synacor is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Synacor has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synacor’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, meaning that their average share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Synacor and its rivals’ 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 -20.07% -260.17% -3.73%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Synacor and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Synacor $127.37 million -$10.74 million -6.00
Synacor Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 341.47

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

30.1% of Synacor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.9% of Synacor shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Synacor rivals beat Synacor on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

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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