Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ: HMNY) is one of 183 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Helios and Matheson Analytics to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.4% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 37.5% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.3% 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 current ratings for Helios and Matheson Analytics and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Helios and Matheson Analytics 0 0 1 0 3.00
Helios and Matheson Analytics Competitors 838 4769 7490 179 2.53

Helios and Matheson Analytics currently has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 223.42%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 2.49%. Given Helios and Matheson Analytics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Helios and Matheson Analytics is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Helios and Matheson Analytics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Helios and Matheson Analytics -1,272.83% -2,850.78% -411.49%
Helios and Matheson Analytics Competitors -21.96% -258.29% -3.77%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Helios and Matheson Analytics and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Helios and Matheson Analytics $6.76 million -$7.38 million -1.68
Helios and Matheson Analytics Competitors $2.81 billion $290.95 million 384.70

Helios and Matheson Analytics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Helios and Matheson Analytics. Helios and Matheson Analytics 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 & Risk

Helios and Matheson Analytics has a beta of 0.24, suggesting that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Helios and Matheson Analytics’ rivals have a beta of 1.15, suggesting that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Helios and Matheson Analytics rivals beat Helios and Matheson Analytics on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Helios and Matheson Analytics Company Profile

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. is an information technology services company. The Company offers its clients a suite of services of predictive analytics with technology. The Company provides offerings in the areas of application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure and information management, and analytics services. The Company offers an integrated service of Big Data technology, analytics, domain knowledge in the areas of financial services and healthcare, including data visualization. The Company’s clients operate in a range of industries with a concentration in the banking, financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.

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