Premiere Global Services (NYSE: PGI) is one of 185 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Premiere Global Services to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Premiere Global Services and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Premiere Global Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Premiere Global Services Competitors 764 4727 7501 176 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 10.01%. Given Premiere Global Services’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Premiere Global Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Premiere Global Services and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Premiere Global Services N/A N/A 48.24
Premiere Global Services Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 322.57

Premiere Global Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Premiere Global Services. Premiere Global Services 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.

Profitability

This table compares Premiere Global Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Premiere Global Services 2.45% 5.62% 1.81%
Premiere Global Services Competitors -21.58% -252.93% -3.87%

Summary

Premiere Global Services competitors beat Premiere Global Services on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Premiere Global Services Company Profile

Premiere Global Services, Inc. is a United States-based company that provides collaboration software and services. The Company’s products include iMeet, iMeet Sales Accelerator, iMeetLive, iMeet Video Room Connector (VRC), iMeet Agenday, iMeet Central, GlobalMeet, GlobalMeet Audio and GlobalMeet Webinar. It offers solutions for sales professionals, marketing, information technology (IT) professionals, small business, enterprise and partners. iMeet enables online meetings and virtual collaboration. iMeet Sales Accelerator is collaboration software. iMeetLive lets the user create and host custom Webinars with live or on-demand events. iMeet VRC integrates into room-based video conferencing system providing solution for all video, Web and audio conferencing needs. iMeet Agenday is an online calendar application, which displays all meetings, and provides access to Web meetings and conference calls. iMeet Central is an online marketing collaboration platform for project management.

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