Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) is one of 99 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Vectrus to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.1% of Vectrus shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Vectrus shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by company 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vectrus 2.06% 18.96% 5.04%
Vectrus Competitors -53.42% -160.61% 0.29%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vectrus and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Vectrus $1.12 billion $45.00 million 16.99
Vectrus Competitors $1.10 billion $177.92 million 23.17

Vectrus has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Vectrus is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Vectrus has a beta of 2.21, indicating that its share price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vectrus’ competitors have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Vectrus and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vectrus 0 0 1 0 3.00
Vectrus Competitors 624 1850 2601 62 2.41

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.30%. Given Vectrus’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vectrus has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Vectrus beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Vectrus

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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