Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ: HMNY) is one of 178 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Helios and Matheson Analytics to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Helios and Matheson Analytics has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Helios and Matheson Analytics’ rivals have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Helios and Matheson Analytics and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Helios and Matheson Analytics $6.76 million -$7.38 million -0.81
Helios and Matheson Analytics Competitors $2.90 billion $309.04 million 358.42

Helios and Matheson Analytics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Helios and Matheson Analytics. Helios and Matheson Analytics 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

1.4% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 37.5% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Helios and Matheson Analytics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Helios and Matheson Analytics -1,272.83% -2,850.78% -411.49%
Helios and Matheson Analytics Competitors -23.65% -286.98% -5.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Helios and Matheson Analytics and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Helios and Matheson Analytics 0 0 1 0 3.00
Helios and Matheson Analytics Competitors 772 4562 7413 176 2.54

Helios and Matheson Analytics currently has a consensus target price of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 227.23%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 11.18%. Given Helios and Matheson Analytics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Helios and Matheson Analytics is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Helios and Matheson Analytics rivals beat Helios and Matheson Analytics on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Helios and Matheson Analytics

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. is an information technology services company. The Company offers its clients a suite of services of predictive analytics with technology. The Company provides offerings in the areas of application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure and information management, and analytics services. The Company offers an integrated service of Big Data technology, analytics, domain knowledge in the areas of financial services and healthcare, including data visualization. The Company’s clients operate in a range of industries with a concentration in the banking, financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.

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