ARI Network Services (NASDAQ: ARIS) is one of 195 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare ARI Network Services to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

ARI Network Services has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ARI Network Services’ competitors have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

36.1% of ARI Network Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of ARI Network Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares ARI Network Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ARI Network Services 11.55% 18.27% 9.56%
ARI Network Services Competitors -19.94% -51.53% -3.69%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for ARI Network Services and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ARI Network Services 1 1 0 0 1.50
ARI Network Services Competitors 686 4384 7134 155 2.55

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 1.81%. Given ARI Network Services’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ARI Network Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ARI Network Services and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ARI Network Services $51.16 million $6.53 million 50.68
ARI Network Services Competitors $2.14 billion $373.70 million 29.89

ARI Network Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than ARI Network Services. ARI Network Services 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.

Summary

ARI Network Services competitors beat ARI Network Services on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

ARI Network Services Company Profile

ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) provides Website, software and data solutions. The Company’s solutions include Lead Generation and eCommerce Websites, eCatalogs, Business Management Software, Digital Marketing Services. It offers a menu of Website add-ons, including a mobile inventory management application, third-party inventory integrations and business management integrations. Its eCatalog solutions offer access to its library of electronic product content through a suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and data-as-a-service (DaaS) solutions. Its Business Management Software solutions are offered in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket (ATW) aftermarket under the TCS Technologies, an ARI Company brand name. ARI’s Digital Marketing Services include search engine optimization, e-mail marketing, search engine marketing (PPC), online reputation management and online directory management. The Company’s other solutions include software, professional services and hosting services.

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