Financial Contrast: ModusLink Global Solutions (STCN) and The Competition

ModusLink Global Solutions (NASDAQ: STCN) is one of 186 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare ModusLink Global Solutions to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and valuation.


This table compares ModusLink Global Solutions and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ModusLink Global Solutions -5.39% -34.16% -7.72%
ModusLink Global Solutions Competitors -20.79% -76.93% -3.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for ModusLink Global Solutions and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ModusLink Global Solutions 0 1 0 0 2.00
ModusLink Global Solutions Competitors 926 5009 7882 203 2.53

ModusLink Global Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 237.55%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 7.01%. Given ModusLink Global Solutions’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ModusLink Global Solutions is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.6% of ModusLink Global Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of ModusLink Global Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ModusLink Global Solutions and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ModusLink Global Solutions $436.62 million -$25.82 million -5.92
ModusLink Global Solutions Competitors $2.93 billion $229.01 million 360.73

ModusLink Global Solutions’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than ModusLink Global Solutions. ModusLink Global Solutions 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.

Volatility and Risk

ModusLink Global Solutions has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ModusLink Global Solutions’ rivals have a beta of 1.08, suggesting that their average share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.


ModusLink Global Solutions rivals beat ModusLink Global Solutions on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

ModusLink Global Solutions Company Profile

ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. is a provider of supply chain and logistics services through its subsidiaries, ModusLink Corporation and ModusLink PTS, Inc. The Company provides services to companies in the consumer electronics, communications, computing, software, storage and retail industries. The Company operates through four segments: Americas, Asia, Europe and e-business. As of July 31, 2016, the Company operated in over 20 sites across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The Company’s Supply Chain Business operation’s solutions include material planning and factory supply; value-added warehousing and distribution; aftermarket services, including product returns management and product repair and recovery, and e-business, including e-commerce, contact center, entitlement management and financial management.

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