Conduent (NYSE: CNDT) is one of 120 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Conduent to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.
Risk and Volatility
Conduent has a beta of -0.69, meaning that its share price is 169% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Conduent’s competitors have a beta of 0.66, meaning that their average share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Conduent and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Conduent presently has a consensus target price of $21.71, indicating a potential upside of 13.69%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 5.90%. Given Conduent’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Conduent is more favorable than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Conduent and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Conduent||$6.02 billion||$181.00 million||22.47|
|Conduent Competitors||$2.38 billion||$315.40 million||13.48|
Conduent has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Conduent 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.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
93.1% of Conduent shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.3% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Conduent shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Conduent and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Conduent beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Conduent Incorporated is a provider of business process services, including transaction-intensive processing, analytics and automation services. The Company’s segments include Commercial Industries, Healthcare and Public Sector. The Commercial Industries segment provides business process services and customized solutions to clients in a range of industries (other than healthcare). The Healthcare segment provides industry-centric business process services to clients across the healthcare industry, including providers, payers, employers, pharmaceutical and life science companies and government agencies. The Public Sector segment provides government-centric business process services and subject matter experts to the United States federal, state and local and foreign governments. The Government Health Enterprise (HE) Medicaid Platform for all current state clients and Student Loan businesses are included in Other.