Head to Head Survey: NCR (NCR) vs. The Competition

NCR (NYSE: NCR) is one of 185 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare NCR to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

NCR has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NCR’s competitors have a beta of 1.11, suggesting that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for NCR and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCR 0 2 6 0 2.75
NCR Competitors 729 4648 7397 169 2.54

NCR currently has a consensus target price of $47.57, indicating a potential upside of 50.49%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.92%. Given NCR’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe NCR is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NCR and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NCR $6.54 billion $270.00 million 19.16
NCR Competitors $2.79 billion $289.83 million 339.39

NCR has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. NCR 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.8% of NCR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of NCR shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCR 5.11% 84.72% 7.25%
NCR Competitors -20.24% -272.26% -4.45%

Summary

NCR beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

NCR Company Profile

NCR Corporation is a provider of Omni-channel technology solutions that enable businesses connect, interact and transact with their customers. The Company operates through three segments: Software, Services and Hardware. It sells a portfolio of hardware, software and services that combine to provide businesses with solutions. Its portfolio of self-service and assisted-service solutions are designed to allow businesses in the financial services, retail, hospitality, travel and telecommunications and technology industries to deliver an experience to consumers across physical and digital commerce channels. Its offerings include automated teller machines, point of sale terminals and devices, self-service kiosks, Omni-channel platform software and other software applications, and a suite of consulting, implementation, maintenance and managed services. It provides solutions for a range of industries, such as financial services, hospitality, travel and telecommunications, and technology.

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