Comparing Insight Enterprises (NSIT) and Its Rivals

Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT) is one of 195 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Insight Enterprises to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Insight Enterprises has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Insight Enterprises’ rivals have a beta of 1.27, meaning that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Insight Enterprises 1.61% 14.93% 4.64%
Insight Enterprises Competitors -19.94% -51.41% -3.68%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.1% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Insight Enterprises and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insight Enterprises 1 1 1 0 2.00
Insight Enterprises Competitors 686 4381 7120 155 2.55

Insight Enterprises presently has a consensus price target of $49.75, indicating a potential upside of 10.43%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 1.85%. Given Insight Enterprises’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Insight Enterprises is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Insight Enterprises and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Insight Enterprises $6.02 billion $223.55 million 16.81
Insight Enterprises Competitors $2.14 billion $373.70 million 36.49

Insight Enterprises has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Insight Enterprises 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.

Summary

Insight Enterprises beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Insight Enterprises Company Profile

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is engaged in providing information technology (IT) hardware, software, and cloud and service solutions to business, government, healthcare and educational clients. The Company operates through three segments: North America, EMEA and APAC. North America comprises the United States and Canada; EMEA comprises Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and APAC comprises Asia Pacific. The Company consults, designs, implements and manages integrated IT solutions for its customers. Its offerings in North America and select countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa include a suite of IT hardware, software and services solutions. Its offerings in the remainder of EMEA and APAC segments are software and select software-related services. Its cloud management platform serves as a marketplace for its clients to buy and manage their cloud subscriptions with options that manage their software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service management capabilities.

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