LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM) is one of 184 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare LogMeIn to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Dividends

LogMeIn pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. LogMeIn pays out 909.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 39.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. LogMeIn lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LogMeIn 1.01% 5.50% 4.23%
LogMeIn Competitors -21.03% -276.44% -4.97%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.3% of LogMeIn shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of LogMeIn shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for LogMeIn and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LogMeIn 0 1 8 0 2.89
LogMeIn Competitors 745 4676 7375 170 2.54

LogMeIn currently has a consensus target price of $141.71, indicating a potential upside of 24.20%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 10.53%. Given LogMeIn’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe LogMeIn is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

LogMeIn has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LogMeIn’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LogMeIn and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LogMeIn $336.07 million $2.63 million 1,037.27
LogMeIn Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 263.94

LogMeIn’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than LogMeIn. LogMeIn is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

LogMeIn beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About LogMeIn

LogMeIn, Inc. provides a portfolio of cloud-based service offerings, which helps people and businesses to connect to their workplace, colleagues and customers. The Company’s core cloud-based services are categorized into four business lines: Communications and Collaboration; Engagement and Support; Identity and Access, and Additional Service Offerings. The Company’s communication and collaboration services include GoToMeeting; GoToTraining; GoToWebinar; join.me, join.me pro and join.me enterprise; OpenVoice, and Grasshopper. The Company’s customer engagement and support services include BoldChat; GoToAssist, GoToAssist Corporate and GoToAssist Seeit; LogMeIn Rescue, Rescue Lens and LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile, and Xively. Its identity and access management services include LogMeIn Central, GoToMyPC, LogMeIn Pro and LastPass. Its additional service offerings include LogMeIn Backup, LogMeIn Hamachi and RemotelyAnywhere.

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