DHI Group (DHX) vs. Its Peers Critical Survey

DHI Group (NYSE: DHX) is one of 120 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare DHI Group to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHI Group 7.68% 8.61% 3.34%
DHI Group Competitors 5.47% -51.29% 2.37%

Volatility and Risk

DHI Group has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHI Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.66, suggesting that their average share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.2% of DHI Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of DHI Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.3% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for DHI Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHI Group 0 3 0 0 2.00
DHI Group Competitors 698 3547 6931 271 2.59

DHI Group currently has a consensus price target of $4.33, indicating a potential upside of 147.62%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 6.06%. Given DHI Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe DHI Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DHI Group $207.95 million $15.97 million 11.67
DHI Group Competitors $2.38 billion $315.29 million 13.14

DHI Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than DHI Group. DHI Group 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.

Summary

DHI Group competitors beat DHI Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About DHI Group

DHI Group, Inc. provides data, insights, and connections services to professional communities in the United States and internationally. The company operates Dice that offers job postings of technology and non-technology companies for industries, such as positions for software engineers, big data professionals, systems administrators, database specialists, project managers, and other technology and engineering professionals; and ClearanceJobs, an Internet-based career network, which matches security-cleared professionals with hiring companies searching for employees. It also provides eFinancialCareers, a financial services careers Website for financial services industry professionals from various sectors, including asset management, risk management, investment banking, and information technology; Rigzone, a Website that delivers online content, data, and career services in the oil and gas industry; Hcareers, a Website for hospitality jobs in North America; and BioSpace, a resource for biotechnology careers, news, and resources in the area of life sciences. Further, it operates Targeted Job Fairs for technology, energy, and security-cleared professionals. The company serves small, mid-sized, and large direct employers; staffing companies; recruiting agencies; consulting firms; and marketing departments of companies. The company was formerly known as Dice Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to DHI Group, Inc. in April 2015. DHI Group, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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