Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) is one of 182 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Perficient to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Perficient and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Perficient $486.98 million $20.45 million 41.66
Perficient Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 311.91

Perficient’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Perficient. Perficient 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 Perficient and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perficient 3.36% 8.05% 6.15%
Perficient Competitors -20.06% -256.17% -3.50%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Perficient and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perficient 0 0 2 0 3.00
Perficient Competitors 745 4674 7401 167 2.54

Perficient presently has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.81%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 8.03%. Given Perficient’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Perficient is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Perficient has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perficient’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.7% of Perficient shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Perficient shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.7% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Perficient beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Perficient

Perficient, Inc. is an information technology and management consulting firm. The Company’s solutions include business intelligence and analytics, commerce, content management, custom applications, platform implementations, portals and collaboration, business integration and application program interfaces, management consulting, business process management, and customer relationship management, among others. It provides services to the healthcare (pharma and life sciences), financial services (banking and insurance), retail and consumer goods, automotive and transport products, electronics and computer hardware, telecommunications, manufacturing, business services, and leisure, and media and entertainment markets, among others.

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