Reviewing Sify Technologies (NASDAQ:SIFY) and Its Rivals

Sify Technologies (NASDAQ: SIFY) is one of 53 public companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Sify Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Sify Technologies has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sify Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Sify Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Sify Technologies pays out 10.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 33.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Sify Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sify Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
Sify Technologies Competitors 769 2696 5705 292 2.58

Sify Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 172.11%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 92.59%. Given Sify Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sify Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sify Technologies $311.50 million $15.45 million 14.70
Sify Technologies Competitors $7.69 billion $1.80 billion 10.82

Sify Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sify Technologies. Sify Technologies 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 Sify Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sify Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Sify Technologies Competitors -6.07% -10.37% -2.10%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.7% of Sify Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.3% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by institutional investors. 77.0% of Sify Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Sify Technologies beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Sify Technologies

Sify Technologies Ltd. engages in the provision of integrated Internet, network, and electronic commerce services in India. It operates through the following segments: Telecom-centric Services, and Data Center-centric Information Technology Services. The Telecom-centric Services segment includes domestic data, international data wholesale voice, and network managed services. The Data Center-centric Information Technology Services segment comprises of data center; cloud and managed; technology integration, and applications integration services. The company was founded on December 12, 1995 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.

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