EPAM Systems (NYSE: EPAM) is one of 197 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare EPAM Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

EPAM Systems has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EPAM Systems’ rivals have a beta of 1.26, suggesting that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares EPAM Systems and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EPAM Systems $1.29 billion $183.54 million 40.62
EPAM Systems Competitors $2.12 billion $362.18 million 11.73

EPAM Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than EPAM Systems. EPAM Systems is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares EPAM Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EPAM Systems 10.71% 17.08% 14.50%
EPAM Systems Competitors -24.15% -66.02% -4.51%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for EPAM Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EPAM Systems 0 0 11 0 3.00
EPAM Systems Competitors 1012 5161 7777 221 2.51

EPAM Systems currently has a consensus price target of $91.27, indicating a potential upside of 8.54%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.67%. Given EPAM Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe EPAM Systems is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.9% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.2% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

EPAM Systems beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About EPAM Systems

EPAM Systems, Inc. is a g provider of software product development and digital platform engineering services to clients located primarily in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company’s service offerings cover the full software product development lifecycle from digital strategy and customer experience design to enterprise application platforms implementation and program management services and from complex software development services to maintenance, support, custom application development, application testing, and infrastructure management. Its service offerings include Software Product Development Services, Custom Application Development Services, Application Testing Services, Enterprise Application Platforms, Application Maintenance and Support, and Infrastructure Management Services. It offers its solutions and services to industries, such as financial services, media and entertainment, travel and consumer, software and hi-tech, and life sciences and healthcare.

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