Iqvia (NYSE: IQV) is one of 183 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Iqvia to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.8% of Iqvia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Iqvia shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Iqvia and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Iqvia $6.88 billion $115.00 million 351.94
Iqvia Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -83.37

Iqvia has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Iqvia 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.

Volatility and Risk

Iqvia has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iqvia’s rivals have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Iqvia and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iqvia 0 9 8 0 2.47
Iqvia Competitors 539 2388 6567 127 2.65

Iqvia currently has a consensus price target of $104.70, suggesting a potential upside of 2.59%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 20.15%. Given Iqvia’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Iqvia has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iqvia 0.58% 12.60% 4.65%
Iqvia Competitors -4,839.55% -590.07% -46.69%

Summary

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

About Iqvia

IQVIA Holdings Inc., formerly Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc., provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services. The Company operates through segments, including Commercial Solutions; Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The Commercial Solutions segment offerings include national information offerings, sub-national information offerings, technology solutions, and workflow analytics and consulting services. The Research & Development Solutions segment provides biopharmaceutical development services. It offers project management and clinical monitoring, clinical trial support services, Q2 solutions, and strategic planning and design. The Integrated Engagement Services segment offerings include healthcare provider engagement services, patient engagement services, and scientific strategy and medical affairs services. The Company has its operations in the Americas, Europe and Africa, and the Asia-Pacific.

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