Head-To-Head Review: CSRA (CSRA) vs. Its Rivals

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) is one of 195 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare CSRA to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.3% of CSRA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of CSRA shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

CSRA pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. CSRA pays out 20.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 38.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for CSRA and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSRA 1 2 6 0 2.56
CSRA Competitors 710 4589 7325 165 2.54

CSRA presently has a consensus target price of $36.44, suggesting a potential upside of 27.70%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.35%. Given CSRA’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CSRA is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSRA 6.13% 73.90% 6.26%
CSRA Competitors -15.04% -247.58% -3.22%

Risk & Volatility

CSRA has a beta of 1.91, meaning that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSRA’s peers have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CSRA and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CSRA $4.99 billion $304.00 million 14.94
CSRA Competitors $2.72 billion $280.23 million 251.59

CSRA has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. CSRA 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.

Summary

CSRA beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

CSRA Company Profile

CSRA Inc. is a provider of information technology services to the United States federal government. The Company operates through two segments: Defense and Intelligence, and Civil. The Defense and Intelligence segment provides services to the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency, branches of the Armed Forces, and other DoD and Intelligence agencies. The Civil segment provides services to various federal agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (the DHS), Department of Health and Human services, and other federal civil agencies, as well as various state and local government agencies. It supplies civil government agencies with mission information systems and associated technical support services. It provides its customers with technical services across service areas, including Digital Services, Enterprise Business Services, Digital Platforms, Cyber, Data Science, and Professional and Citizen Services. It has conducted operations in over 130 locations.

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