Comparing Integral Ad Science (IAS) & Its Competitors

Integral Ad Science (NASDAQ:IASGet Rating) is one of 113 public companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Integral Ad Science to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.4% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Integral Ad Science shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Integral Ad Science and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Integral Ad Science -14.03% -5.60% -3.63%
Integral Ad Science Competitors -378.34% -15.18% -5.22%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Integral Ad Science and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Integral Ad Science $323.51 million -$52.44 million -29.91
Integral Ad Science Competitors $7.85 billion $2.07 billion 14.83

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Integral Ad Science and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Integral Ad Science 0 1 7 1 3.00
Integral Ad Science Competitors 655 3597 8873 249 2.65

Integral Ad Science presently has a consensus target price of $24.67, indicating a potential upside of 142.54%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 55.29%. Given Integral Ad Science’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Integral Ad Science is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Integral Ad Science beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Integral Ad Science Company Profile (Get Rating)

Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. operates as a digital advertising verification company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Australia, France, Japan, Canada, India, and Brazil. The company provides IAS Signal, a cloud-based technology platform that offers actionable insights; and deliver independent measurement and verification of digital advertising across devices, channels, and formats, including desktop, mobile, connected TV, social, display, and video. Its digital media quality solutions offer ad fraud detection and prevention, viewability, brand safety and suitability, contextual targeting, inventory yield management, and reporting. The company offers Quality Impressions, a metric designed to verify that digital ads are served to a real person rather than a bot, viewable on-screen, and presented in a brand-safe and suitable environment in the correct geography; Context Control solution that delivers contextual targeting and brand suitability capabilities; pre-bid programmatic and post-bid verification solutions for advertisers; and optimization and verification solutions for publishers. It serves advertisers and agencies, publishers, advertising/audience networks, and supply side platforms. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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