Head to Head Survey: Unisys (UIS) vs. The Competition

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) is one of 187 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Unisys to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Unisys has a beta of 1.91, suggesting that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unisys’ competitors have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Unisys and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Unisys $2.82 billion -$47.70 million -3.19
Unisys Competitors $2.79 billion $290.83 million 294.52

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Unisys and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Unisys 0 1 1 0 2.50
Unisys Competitors 717 4614 7356 161 2.54

Unisys currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 62.16%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 3.23%. Given Unisys’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Unisys is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Unisys and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Unisys -4.30% -5.32% 4.06%
Unisys Competitors -14.39% -254.36% -2.90%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Unisys shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Unisys competitors beat Unisys on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Unisys Company Profile

Unisys Corporation (Unisys) is an information technology (IT) company. The Company operates through two segments: Services and Technology. The Company offers services, which include cloud and infrastructure services, application services and business process outsourcing services. In technology segment, the Company designs and develops software, servers and related products. The Company provides a range of data center, infrastructure management and cloud computing offerings to help clients virtualize and automate their data-center environments. Its technology offerings include ClearPath Forward software operating system, the Unisys Stealth family of security software and industry-focused software such as Digital Investigator, middleware and servers. Unisys Stealth consists of six solutions: Stealth(core), Stealth(analytics), Stealth(aware), Stealth(cloud), Stealth(identity) and Stealth(mobile). Digital Investigator is a browser-based application for total information management.

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