Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) is one of 96 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Vectrus to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Vectrus $1.19 billion $23.65 million 17.96
Vectrus Competitors $1.24 billion $77.65 million 1,634.66

Vectrus’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Vectrus. Vectrus 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vectrus 0 1 1 0 2.50
Vectrus Competitors 642 1899 2640 61 2.40

Vectrus presently has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.85%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.84%. Given Vectrus’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Vectrus is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vectrus 2.02% 17.25% 4.79%
Vectrus Competitors -18.84% -181.07% 1.88%

Volatility & Risk

Vectrus has a beta of 2.18, meaning that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vectrus’ rivals have a beta of 1.11, meaning that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.0% of Vectrus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Vectrus shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company 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

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

Vectrus Company Profile

Vectrus, Inc. is a provider of services to the United States Government across the world. The Company offers services, including infrastructure asset management, logistics and supply chain management, and information technology and network communication. Its infrastructure asset management services support the United States Army, Air Force and Navy, and include infrastructure services, security, warehouse management and distribution, ammunition management, civil engineering, air base maintenance and operations, communications, emergency services, transportation, and life support activities at various global military installations. Its logistics and supply chain management services support and maintain the vehicle and equipment stocks of the United States Army and Marine Corps. Its information technology and network communication services consist of sustainment of communications systems, network security, systems installation and life cycle management of information technology systems.

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