Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT) is one of 196 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Insight Enterprises to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Insight Enterprises and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insight Enterprises 1 1 1 0 2.00
Insight Enterprises Competitors 712 4587 7320 161 2.54

Insight Enterprises presently has a consensus target price of $50.50, indicating a potential upside of 30.59%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 3.51%. Given Insight Enterprises’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Insight Enterprises is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Insight Enterprises $5.49 billion $84.68 million 14.32
Insight Enterprises Competitors $2.72 billion $280.23 million 254.87

Insight Enterprises has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Insight Enterprises 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Insight Enterprises 1.53% 14.90% 4.51%
Insight Enterprises Competitors -15.19% -247.54% -3.25%

Volatility and Risk

Insight Enterprises has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Insight Enterprises’ rivals have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.6% of Insight Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Insight Enterprises shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Insight Enterprises beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Insight Enterprises

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is engaged in providing information technology (IT) hardware, software, and cloud and service solutions to business, government, healthcare and educational clients. The Company operates through three segments: North America, EMEA and APAC. North America comprises the United States and Canada; EMEA comprises Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and APAC comprises Asia Pacific. The Company consults, designs, implements and manages integrated IT solutions for its customers. Its offerings in North America and select countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa include a suite of IT hardware, software and services solutions. Its offerings in the remainder of EMEA and APAC segments are software and select software-related services. Its cloud management platform serves as a marketplace for its clients to buy and manage their cloud subscriptions with options that manage their software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service management capabilities.

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