Head to Head Survey: Intuit (INTU) and Its Competitors
Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) is one of 103 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Intuit to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
86.0% of Intuit shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Intuit shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Intuit pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Intuit pays out 41.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.7% and pay out 31.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Intuit and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Intuit currently has a consensus target price of $152.65, indicating a potential downside of 3.74%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.42%. Given Intuit’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Intuit has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Intuit and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Intuit||$5.18 billion||$971.00 million||41.95|
|Intuit Competitors||$1.72 billion||$283.04 million||24.39|
Intuit has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Intuit is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
Intuit has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intuit’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Intuit and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Intuit beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
Intuit Company Profile
Intuit Inc. is a provider of business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. The Company operates through three segments: Small Business, Consumer Tax and ProConnect. The Small Business segment serves and advises small businesses and the accounting professionals, and includes QuickBooks financial and business management online services and desktop software, payroll solutions, and payment processing solutions. The Small Business segment also includes third-party applications that integrate with the Company’s offerings. The Consumer Tax segment targets consumers and includes TurboTax products and services, which enable individuals to prepare and file their own federal and state personal income tax returns. The ProConnect segment targets professional accountants in the United States and Canada. Its ProConnect professional tax offerings include Lacerte, ProSeries, ProFile and ProConnect Tax Online.
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