Head to Head Survey: Insight Enterprises (NSIT) & NCR (NCR)

Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT) and NCR (NYSE:NCR) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.2% of Insight Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of NCR shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Insight Enterprises shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of NCR shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Insight Enterprises and NCR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Insight Enterprises 1.53% 14.90% 4.51%
NCR 5.11% 84.72% 7.25%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Insight Enterprises and NCR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Insight Enterprises $5.49 billion 0.26 $84.68 million $2.70 14.59
NCR $6.54 billion 0.68 $270.00 million $1.46 25.13

NCR has higher revenue and earnings than Insight Enterprises. Insight Enterprises is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NCR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Insight Enterprises has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NCR has a beta of 1.82, meaning that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Insight Enterprises and NCR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insight Enterprises 1 1 1 0 2.00
NCR 0 2 6 0 2.75

Insight Enterprises currently has a consensus target price of $50.50, indicating a potential upside of 28.17%. NCR has a consensus target price of $47.57, indicating a potential upside of 29.66%. Given NCR’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe NCR is more favorable than Insight Enterprises.

Summary

NCR beats Insight Enterprises on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

NCR Company Profile

NCR Corporation is a provider of Omni-channel technology solutions that enable businesses connect, interact and transact with their customers. The Company operates through three segments: Software, Services and Hardware. It sells a portfolio of hardware, software and services that combine to provide businesses with solutions. Its portfolio of self-service and assisted-service solutions are designed to allow businesses in the financial services, retail, hospitality, travel and telecommunications and technology industries to deliver an experience to consumers across physical and digital commerce channels. Its offerings include automated teller machines, point of sale terminals and devices, self-service kiosks, Omni-channel platform software and other software applications, and a suite of consulting, implementation, maintenance and managed services. It provides solutions for a range of industries, such as financial services, hospitality, travel and telecommunications, and technology.

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