Neustar (NSR) & Its Competitors Head to Head Contrast

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.

Analyst Ratings

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 0 3 0 0 2.00
Neustar Competitors 531 1524 1824 65 2.36

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 N/A N/A 10.24
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.

Profitability

This table compares Neustar and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Neustar 15.50% 19.28% 8.80%
Neustar Competitors 0.59% -0.73% 1.36%

Summary

Neustar peers beat Neustar on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Neustar

NeuStar, Inc. is a global information services provider. The Company’s cloud-based platforms and differentiated data sets offer informative, real-time analytics, which enable clients to make actionable, data-driven decisions. It provides chief marketing officers a suite of services to plan their media spends, identify and locate desired customers, invest in marketing campaigns, deliver relevant offers and measure the performance of these activities. Security professionals use the Company’s solutions to maximize Web performance and protect against malicious attacks. It enables the exchange of essential operating information across multiple carriers to provision and manage services, assisting clients with order processing and routing of customer inquiries. The Company’s services include marketing services, security services, data services and number portability administration center (NPAC) services.

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