Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT) is one of 182 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Verint Systems to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Verint Systems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Verint Systems -2.42% 9.90% 4.29%
Verint Systems Competitors -14.53% -261.45% -2.87%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Verint Systems and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Verint Systems $1.06 billion -$29.38 million -99.64
Verint Systems Competitors $2.79 billion $290.83 million 303.98

Verint Systems’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Verint Systems. Verint Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Verint Systems has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Verint Systems’ competitors have a beta of 1.10, meaning that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.3% of Verint Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Verint Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Verint Systems and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Verint Systems 0 2 4 0 2.67
Verint Systems Competitors 707 4516 7222 161 2.54

Verint Systems currently has a consensus target price of $46.50, suggesting a potential upside of 11.11%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 6.08%. Given Verint Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Verint Systems is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Verint Systems beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Verint Systems Company Profile

Verint Systems Inc. offers Actionable Intelligence solutions. The Company delivers its Actionable Intelligence solutions through two operating segments: Customer Engagement Solutions and Cyber Intelligence Solutions. It is a provider of customer engagement software and services that can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Its Customer Engagement vision is powered by its Actionable Intelligence platform to generate intelligence from structured and unstructured data. It offers solutions that help organizations empower their customers and employees through intelligence that can be shared enterprise-wide. It is a provider of security and intelligence data mining software. Its solutions are used for a range of applications, including predictive intelligence, advanced and complex investigations, security threat analysis, and electronic data and physical assets protection, as well as for generating legal evidence and preventing criminal activity and terrorism.

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