Synacor (NASDAQ: SYNC) is one of 180 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Synacor to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.1% of Synacor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.7% of Synacor shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Synacor and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Synacor $127.37 million -$10.74 million -6.03
Synacor Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 378.19

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

Volatility and Risk

Synacor has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synacor’s rivals have a beta of 1.10, indicating that their average stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Synacor and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synacor 0 2 3 0 2.60
Synacor Competitors 763 4627 7365 172 2.54

Synacor presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 112.77%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 10.82%. Given Synacor’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Synacor is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synacor -9.87% -31.12% -15.09%
Synacor Competitors -22.04% -259.29% -3.96%

Summary

Synacor rivals beat Synacor on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Synacor Company Profile

Synacor, Inc. is a technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, Internet and communications providers, device manufacturers and enterprises. The Company enables its customers to provide their consumers engaging, multiscreen experiences with products that require scale, actionable data and implementation. Through its Managed Portals and Advertising solutions, the Company enables its customers to earn revenue by monetizing media among their consumers. Its Managed Portals are delivered across devices and under its customers’ own brand names. The Company delivers content, such as top news, entertainment, and long- and short-form video and applications, on its Managed Portals. In addition, consumers have the ability through portals to manage their e-mail and messaging, pay bills, receive special promotions and perform other account management needs.

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