NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ: NTWK) is one of 196 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare NetSol Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for NetSol Technologies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NetSol Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
NetSol Technologies Competitors 683 4457 7464 169 2.56

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 1.36%. Given NetSol Technologies’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe NetSol Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

NetSol Technologies has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NetSol Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NetSol Technologies -7.95% -6.58% -5.38%
NetSol Technologies Competitors -20.60% -51.86% -4.16%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
NetSol Technologies $65.37 million $5.56 million -7.19
NetSol Technologies Competitors $2.12 billion $367.56 million 16.58

NetSol Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than NetSol Technologies. NetSol Technologies 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 & Institutional Ownership

21.4% of NetSol Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of NetSol Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% 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.

Summary

NetSol Technologies competitors beat NetSol Technologies on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

NetSol Technologies Company Profile

NetSol Technologies, Inc. is a provider of information technology (IT) and enterprise software solutions. The Company is engaged in the licensing, customization, enhancement and maintenance of its suite of financial applications under the brand names, NetSol Financial Suite (NFS) and NFS Ascent, for businesses in the lease and finance industry. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Company’s offerings include its global solution, NFS. The four applications under NFS have been designed and developed for a setting, and deals with multinational, multi-company, multi-asset, multi-lingual, multi-distributor and multi-manufacturer environments. Each application is used independently to address specific sub-domains of the leasing/financing cycle. The Company’s platform, NFS Ascent, offers a solution for the auto and equipment finance and leasing industry. NFS Ascent platform is a lease accounting and contract processing engine.

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