Contrasting IHS (IHS) & Its Competitors
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare IHS to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
58.7% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for IHS and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
IHS currently has a consensus target price of $44.67, suggesting a potential downside of 61.90%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential upside of 0.26%. Given IHS’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe IHS has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares IHS and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
IHS has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IHS’s rivals have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares IHS and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IHS Competitors||$3.41 billion||$997.58 million||16.79|
IHS’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than IHS. IHS is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
IHS rivals beat IHS on 10 of the 11 factors compared.
IHS Inc. develops source of information, insight and analytics in different areas of business. The Company’s segments include Resources, Transportation and Consolidated Markets & Solutions. The Company’s Resources segment includes its Energy and Chemicals product offerings. Its Transportation segment includes its Automotive; Maritime & Trade, and Aerospace, Defense & Security product offerings. Its Consolidated Markets & Solutions segment includes its Product Design; Technology, Media & Telecom, and Economics & Country Risk product offerings. It provides authoritative analysis and forecasts of sales and production for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrain, components and technology systems across various markets. Its product design offerings include content and analysis on various engineering and technical standards, codes, reference books, journals, and other scientific and technical documents, as well as software-based engineering decision engines.
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