Incontact (NASDAQ: SAAS) is one of 24 public companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Incontact to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.5% of Incontact shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.3% of Incontact shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Incontact -10.24% -22.75% -10.27%
Incontact Competitors -50.21% -40.78% -13.99%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Incontact and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Incontact N/A N/A -45.13
Incontact Competitors $939.15 million $24.07 million -80.19

Incontact’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Incontact. Incontact 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 & Volatility

Incontact has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Incontact’s competitors have a beta of 0.95, suggesting that their average share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Incontact and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Incontact 0 1 0 0 2.00
Incontact Competitors 101 525 1520 47 2.69

Incontact presently has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.07%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.33%. Given Incontact’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Incontact is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Incontact beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Incontact

inContact, Inc. (inContact) is a provider of cloud contact center software solutions. The Company provides a range of cloud contact center call routing, self-service and agent optimization solutions. The Company operates through two business segments: Software and Network connectivity. inContact’s Software segment includes the services related to the delivery of its cloud contact center software solutions. Its Network connectivity segment includes the voice and data long distance services provided to customers. It offers its products and services to its customers in approximately five vertical markets, such as customer services and sales business process outsourcers (BPOs), retail and direct response, healthcare providers, utilities, and state and local Government. It provides software, which includes Automatic call distributing, Computer telephony integration, Interactive voice response with speech recognition, Outbound dialer, Screen recording and Interactive reporting tool.

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