SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (NYSE: SAIC) is one of 186 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 3 4 0 2.57
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION Competitors 719 4574 7316 167 2.54

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION presently has a consensus price target of $80.71, indicating a potential upside of 17.03%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 5.45%. Given SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION $4.45 billion $148.00 million 19.27
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION Competitors $2.80 billion $293.63 million 325.19

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

Profitability

This table compares SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 3.77% 48.69% 8.12%
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION Competitors -15.36% -255.01% -3.12%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.6% of SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION pays out 34.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk & Volatility

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION’s rivals have a beta of 1.15, suggesting that their average stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is a provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology (IT) services. The Company provides its services primarily to the United States Government, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. The Company provides engineering, systems integration and information technology offerings for government projects, and offers a range of services with a targeted emphasis on higher-end, differentiated technology services. The Company’s offerings include engineering; technology and equipment platform integration; maintenance of ground and maritime systems; logistics; training and simulation; operation and program support services, and end-to-end services spanning the design, development, integration, deployment, management and operations, sustainment and security of its customers’ entire IT infrastructure.

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