Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE: FICO) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Fair Isaac Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Fair Isaac Corporation has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fair Isaac Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.2% of Fair Isaac Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Fair Isaac Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Fair Isaac Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fair Isaac Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
Fair Isaac Corporation Competitors 520 2422 4076 135 2.53

Fair Isaac Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $142.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.42%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 7.08%. Given Fair Isaac Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fair Isaac Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Fair Isaac Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.0%. Fair Isaac Corporation pays out 1.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 26.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fair Isaac Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fair Isaac Corporation $914.79 million $202.17 million 37.77
Fair Isaac Corporation Competitors $1.27 billion $348.14 million 35.02

Fair Isaac Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Fair Isaac Corporation. Fair Isaac Corporation 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.

Profitability

This table compares Fair Isaac Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fair Isaac Corporation 13.15% 27.84% 9.72%
Fair Isaac Corporation Competitors -24.69% -413.05% -8.16%

Summary

Fair Isaac Corporation rivals beat Fair Isaac Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Fair Isaac Corporation Company Profile

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management. The Scores segment includes business-to-business scoring solutions and services, business-to-consumer scoring solutions and services, including myFICO solutions for consumers. The Decision Management Software segment consists of analytic and decision management software tools that clients can use to create their own custom decision management applications, its new FICO Decision Management Suite, as well as associated professional services.

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