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International Business Machines Competitors

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$158.75
Volume168,890 shs
Average Volume5.74 million shs
Market Capitalization$116.52 billion
P/E Ratio14.81
Dividend Yield5.05%
Beta1.25

Competitors

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) Vs. ACN, CTSH, EPAM, LDOS, IT, and BAH

Should you be buying IBM stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "it consulting & other services" are considered alternatives and competitors to International Business Machines, including Accenture (ACN), Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH), EPAM Systems (EPAM), Leidos (LDOS), Gartner (IT), and Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH).

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

International Business Machines has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Accenture has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

55.7% of International Business Machines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.0% of Accenture shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of International Business Machines shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Accenture shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

International Business Machines pays an annual dividend of $6.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Accenture pays an annual dividend of $3.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. International Business Machines pays out 50.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Accenture pays out 47.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Business Machines has increased its dividend for 20 consecutive years and Accenture has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. International Business Machines is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for International Business Machines and Accenture, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Business Machines010602.38
Accenture091402.61

International Business Machines presently has a consensus price target of $140.0667, indicating a potential upside of 6.59%. Accenture has a consensus price target of $250.96, indicating a potential downside of 3.68%. Given International Business Machines' higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe International Business Machines is more favorable than Accenture.

Profitability

This table compares International Business Machines and Accenture's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
International Business Machines10.53%48.69%6.59%
Accenture11.74%29.32%13.92%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares International Business Machines and Accenture's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Business Machines$77.15 billion1.52$9.43 billion$12.8110.27
Accenture$44.33 billion3.88$5.11 billion$7.4634.95

International Business Machines has higher revenue and earnings than Accenture. International Business Machines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Accenture, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

International Business Machines beats Accenture on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.7% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.7% of International Business Machines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Cognizant Technology Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of International Business Machines shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Cognizant Technology Solutions and International Business Machines, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cognizant Technology Solutions461402.42
International Business Machines010602.38

Cognizant Technology Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $74.7273, suggesting a potential downside of 7.86%. International Business Machines has a consensus price target of $140.0667, suggesting a potential upside of 6.59%. Given International Business Machines' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe International Business Machines is more favorable than Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Dividends

Cognizant Technology Solutions pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. International Business Machines pays an annual dividend of $6.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Cognizant Technology Solutions pays out 22.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Business Machines pays out 50.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Business Machines has raised its dividend for 20 consecutive years. International Business Machines is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility & Risk

Cognizant Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Business Machines has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and International Business Machines' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cognizant Technology Solutions$16.78 billion2.63$1.84 billion$3.9920.37
International Business Machines$77.15 billion1.52$9.43 billion$12.8110.27

International Business Machines has higher revenue and earnings than Cognizant Technology Solutions. International Business Machines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cognizant Technology Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Cognizant Technology Solutions and International Business Machines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cognizant Technology Solutions8.78%19.04%11.79%
International Business Machines10.53%48.69%6.59%

Summary

International Business Machines beats Cognizant Technology Solutions on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.0% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.7% of International Business Machines shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of International Business Machines shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EPAM Systems and International Business Machines' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
EPAM Systems$2.29 billion8.95$261.06 million$4.9174.64
International Business Machines$77.15 billion1.52$9.43 billion$12.8110.27

International Business Machines has higher revenue and earnings than EPAM Systems. International Business Machines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EPAM Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares EPAM Systems and International Business Machines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
EPAM Systems12.31%18.29%13.20%
International Business Machines10.53%48.69%6.59%

Risk and Volatility

EPAM Systems has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Business Machines has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for EPAM Systems and International Business Machines, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
EPAM Systems021202.86
International Business Machines010602.38

EPAM Systems presently has a consensus target price of $311.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.14%. International Business Machines has a consensus target price of $140.0667, suggesting a potential upside of 6.59%. Given International Business Machines' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe International Business Machines is more favorable than EPAM Systems.

Summary

EPAM Systems beats International Business Machines on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Leidos and International Business Machines, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Leidos021302.87
International Business Machines010602.38

Leidos currently has a consensus price target of $117.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.43%. International Business Machines has a consensus price target of $140.0667, indicating a potential upside of 6.59%. Given International Business Machines' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe International Business Machines is more favorable than Leidos.

Profitability

This table compares Leidos and International Business Machines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Leidos5.10%23.45%7.35%
International Business Machines10.53%48.69%6.59%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Leidos and International Business Machines' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Leidos$11.09 billion1.41$667 million$5.1721.26
International Business Machines$77.15 billion1.52$9.43 billion$12.8110.27

International Business Machines has higher revenue and earnings than Leidos. International Business Machines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Leidos, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Leidos has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Business Machines has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Leidos pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. International Business Machines pays an annual dividend of $6.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Leidos pays out 26.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Business Machines pays out 50.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Business Machines has increased its dividend for 20 consecutive years. International Business Machines is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.2% of Leidos shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.7% of International Business Machines shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Leidos shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of International Business Machines shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

International Business Machines beats Leidos on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gartner (NYSE:IT) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gartner and International Business Machines' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Gartner$4.25 billion3.37$233.29 million$3.9041.04
International Business Machines$77.15 billion1.52$9.43 billion$12.8110.27

International Business Machines has higher revenue and earnings than Gartner. International Business Machines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gartner, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Gartner and International Business Machines, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Gartner03302.50
International Business Machines010602.38

Gartner currently has a consensus price target of $142.50, indicating a potential downside of 10.97%. International Business Machines has a consensus price target of $140.0667, indicating a potential upside of 6.59%. Given International Business Machines' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe International Business Machines is more favorable than Gartner.

Profitability

This table compares Gartner and International Business Machines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Gartner5.13%41.76%5.84%
International Business Machines10.53%48.69%6.59%

Volatility & Risk

Gartner has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Business Machines has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.3% of Gartner shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.7% of International Business Machines shares are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Gartner shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of International Business Machines shares are held 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.

Summary

International Business Machines beats Gartner on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Dividends

Booz Allen Hamilton pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. International Business Machines pays an annual dividend of $6.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Booz Allen Hamilton pays out 39.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Business Machines pays out 50.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Business Machines has raised its dividend for 20 consecutive years. International Business Machines is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Booz Allen Hamilton and International Business Machines' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Booz Allen Hamilton$7.46 billion1.76$482.60 million$3.1829.87
International Business Machines$77.15 billion1.52$9.43 billion$12.8110.27

International Business Machines has higher revenue and earnings than Booz Allen Hamilton. International Business Machines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Booz Allen Hamilton, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.9% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.7% of International Business Machines shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of International Business Machines shares 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Booz Allen Hamilton and International Business Machines, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Booz Allen Hamilton06702.54
International Business Machines010602.38

Booz Allen Hamilton presently has a consensus target price of $85.0833, suggesting a potential downside of 10.49%. International Business Machines has a consensus target price of $140.0667, suggesting a potential upside of 6.59%. Given International Business Machines' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe International Business Machines is more favorable than Booz Allen Hamilton.

Profitability

This table compares Booz Allen Hamilton and International Business Machines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Booz Allen Hamilton6.62%54.01%10.09%
International Business Machines10.53%48.69%6.59%

Volatility & Risk

Booz Allen Hamilton has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Business Machines has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Booz Allen Hamilton beats International Business Machines on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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International Business Machines Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Accenture logo
ACN
Accenture
2.0$260.76+0.3%$172.41 billion$44.33 billion32.11Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
Cognizant Technology Solutions logo
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions
2.1$81.26+0.8%$44.41 billion$16.78 billion30.10Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
EPAM Systems logo
EPAM
EPAM Systems
1.8$366.48+0.7%$20.37 billion$2.29 billion67.49Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Unusual Options Activity
Leidos logo
LDOS
Leidos
1.8$109.92+0.3%$15.60 billion$11.09 billion25.86Analyst Revision
Gartner logo
IT
Gartner
1.0$160.05+1.0%$14.43 billion$4.25 billion67.25
Booz Allen Hamilton logo
BAH
Booz Allen Hamilton
1.8$95.00+0.0%$13.10 billion$7.46 billion25.89Analyst Revision
Amdocs logo
DOX
Amdocs
2.2$70.93+0.2%$9.32 billion$4.17 billion19.17Decrease in Short Interest
CACI International logo
CACI
CACI International
1.6$248.19+0.6%$6.30 billion$5.72 billion18.22Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
ManTech International logo
MANT
ManTech International
1.7$98.97+0.2%$4.00 billion$2.22 billion31.12
Teradata logo
TDC
Teradata
1.1$25.74+0.3%$2.82 billion$1.90 billion28.92
Virtusa logo
VRTU
Virtusa
1.6$51.20+0.0%$1.55 billion$1.31 billion41.63
Unisys logo
UIS
Unisys
1.3$23.64+1.9%$1.52 billion$2.95 billion1.62News Coverage
Forrester Research logo
FORR
Forrester Research
1.4$41.98+0.9%$803.51 million$461.70 million63.61
The Hackett Group logo
HCKT
The Hackett Group
2.2$14.54+0.5%$437.75 million$282.47 million72.70
ServiceSource International logo
SREV
ServiceSource International
1.8$1.50+0.7%$145.86 million$216.13 million-7.14News Coverage
This page was last updated on 1/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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