Integral Ad Science (IAS) vs. Its Peers Head to Head Contrast

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 weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Integral Ad Science to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.3% 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 insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Integral Ad Science and its rivals’ 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 -378.33% -15.16% -5.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Integral Ad Science and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Integral Ad Science 0 1 7 1 3.00
Integral Ad Science Competitors 652 3593 8873 248 2.65

Integral Ad Science presently has a consensus target price of $24.67, suggesting a potential upside of 138.56%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 60.60%. Given Integral Ad Science’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Integral Ad Science is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Integral Ad Science and its rivals 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 -30.41
Integral Ad Science Competitors $7.85 billion $2.07 billion 15.14

Integral Ad Science’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Integral Ad Science. Integral Ad Science 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.

Summary

Integral Ad Science beats its rivals 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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