NCR (NYSE: NCR) is one of 184 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare NCR to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

NCR has a beta of 1.83, suggesting that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NCR’s competitors have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NCR $6.54 billion $270.00 million 21.65
NCR Competitors $2.81 billion $293.37 million 312.35

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, 61.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of NCR shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% 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 company is poised for long-term growth.


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 -20.65% -274.57% -4.80%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for NCR and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCR 0 2 6 0 2.75
NCR Competitors 729 4649 7425 163 2.54

NCR presently has a consensus target price of $47.57, suggesting a potential upside of 50.49%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 3.15%. Given NCR’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe NCR is more favorable than its competitors.


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

About NCR

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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