Head-To-Head Comparison: Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) versus Its Competitors

Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) is one of 186 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Perficient to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Perficient and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perficient 0 0 2 0 3.00
Perficient Competitors 731 4655 7438 164 2.54

Perficient currently has a consensus price target of $21.50, suggesting a potential upside of 10.82%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 4.19%. Given Perficient’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Perficient is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Perficient and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Perficient $486.98 million $20.45 million 41.28
Perficient Competitors $2.79 billion $289.83 million 337.88

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


This table compares Perficient and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perficient 3.36% 8.05% 6.15%
Perficient Competitors -20.48% -271.05% -4.70%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.7% of Perficient shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Perficient shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Perficient has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perficient’s peers have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Perficient beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Perficient Company Profile

Perficient, Inc. is an information technology and management consulting firm. The Company’s solutions include business intelligence and analytics, commerce, content management, custom applications, platform implementations, portals and collaboration, business integration and application program interfaces, management consulting, business process management, and customer relationship management, among others. It provides services to the healthcare (pharma and life sciences), financial services (banking and insurance), retail and consumer goods, automotive and transport products, electronics and computer hardware, telecommunications, manufacturing, business services, and leisure, and media and entertainment markets, among others.

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