Neustar (NYSE: NSR) is one of 45 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Neustar to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Neustar and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Neustar presently has a consensus price target of $29.50, indicating a potential downside of 11.94%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 45.21%. Given Neustar’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Neustar has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
88.8% of Neustar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Neustar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Neustar and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Neustar Competitors||$13.52 billion||$4.52 billion||5.22|
Neustar’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Neustar. Neustar is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
Neustar has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Neustar’s peers have a beta of 0.95, suggesting that their average share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Neustar and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Neustar peers beat Neustar on 6 of the 11 factors compared.
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