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Perspecta (PRSP) vs. Its Peers Financial Analysis

Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) is one of 102 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Perspecta to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Perspecta and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perspecta 0 0 0 0 N/A
Perspecta Competitors 856 3125 4336 229 2.46

As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies have a potential upside of 6.72{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}. Given Perspecta’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Perspecta has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Perspecta and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Perspecta $4.50 billion -$676.00 million 8.81
Perspecta Competitors $1.10 billion -$55.21 million -11.04

Perspecta has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Perspecta is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Perspecta and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perspecta -15.76{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} 18.09{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} 5.51{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}
Perspecta Competitors -25.49{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} -1,958.14{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} -8.34{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}

Risk and Volatility

Perspecta has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perspecta’s peers have a beta of 1.25, indicating that their average share price is 25{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.5{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of Perspecta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.8{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.8{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of Perspecta shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Perspecta pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}. Perspecta pays out 13.7{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} and pay out 37.7{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Perspecta has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Perspecta is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Perspecta beats its peers on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Perspecta

Perspecta Inc. provides enterprise information technology (IT) services to government customers in the United States federal, state, and local markets. The company develops, modernizes, transforms, and manages customers’ enterprise application portfolios enabling a shift of IT spend from maintenance and operations to innovation; and offers analytics and data services, as well as research, engineering, consulting, and technology solutions for government, including cybersecurity, cloud, quantum computing, network configuration, and data analytics capabilities. It also provides cybersecurity solutions that predict attacks, respond to threats, ensure compliance, and protect data, applications, and infrastructure and endpoints. In addition, the company offers cloud computing and infrastructure services that enable customers maximize their private cloud, public cloud, and legacy infrastructure to transform, optimize, and secure their hybrid environments; and digital strategy and transformation services. Further, it provides digital workplace environment to enable government organizations, including secure devices, productivity and collaboration tools, and workplace support; integrated solutions; identification and authentication validation to government organizations through investigative and risk mitigation services, as well as enables to government identify and eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse through integrated data analysis, medical claims review, and investigation services. Additionally, the company enables customers design, manage, and integrate systems throughout the project life cycle. Perspecta Inc. is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia.

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