ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ: EXLS) is one of 98 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare ExlService Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ExlService Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ExlService Holdings $720.56 million $101.10 million 30.07
ExlService Holdings Competitors $1.12 billion $179.80 million 21.71

ExlService Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than ExlService Holdings. ExlService Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

ExlService Holdings has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ExlService Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.7% of ExlService Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of ExlService Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for ExlService Holdings and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ExlService Holdings 1 3 6 0 2.50
ExlService Holdings Competitors 746 2115 2699 84 2.38

ExlService Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $59.40, indicating a potential upside of 0.27%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 3.74%. Given ExlService Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe ExlService Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares ExlService Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ExlService Holdings 9.53% 14.34% 11.04%
ExlService Holdings Competitors -128.28% -184.52% -5.72%

Summary

ExlService Holdings beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

ExlService Holdings Company Profile

ExlService Holdings, Inc. is an operations management and analytics company. The Company segments include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting (F&A); Analytics, and All Other. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies. The Healthcare operating segment serves healthcare payers and providers. The Travel, Transportation and Logistics operating segment primarily serves clients in the travel, transport and logistics industries. The F&A operating segment provides finance and accounting business process management (BPM) services across an array of F&A processes. The Analytics services focus on driving business outcomes for its customers by generating data-driven insights across all parts of its customers’ businesses. The All Other segment includes banking and financial services, utilities and consulting operating segments.

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