Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS) and Its Peers Financial Results Comparison

As Information Technology Services company, Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) is competing with its rivals based on the risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Leidos Holdings Inc. has 77.6% of its shares owned by institutional investors vs. an average of 56.02% institutional ownership for its rivals. 0.6% of Leidos Holdings Inc. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.95% of all Information Technology Services companies shares are owned by company insiders.


Table 1 has Leidos Holdings Inc. and its competitors’ net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leidos Holdings Inc. 5.70% 17.10% 6.60%
Industry Average 11.17% 43.99% 9.94%

Earnings & Valuation

In next table we are comparing Leidos Holdings Inc. and its competitors’ top-line revenue, net profit and valuation.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Leidos Holdings Inc. 581.00M 10.19B 16.94
Industry Average 353.00M 3.16B 33.90

Leidos Holdings Inc. has lower P/E Ratio, but higher revenue than its rivals. The company has a lower price-to-earnings ratio which is currently more affordable in contrast to its competitors.

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 shows summary of recent ratings for Leidos Holdings Inc. and its competitors.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leidos Holdings Inc. 0 0 5 3.00
Industry Average 1.00 1.85 2.54 2.82

$72.8 is the average target price of Leidos Holdings Inc., with a potential upside of 15.87%. As a group, Information Technology Services companies have a potential upside of 63.62%. Leidos Holdings Inc.’s strong average rating and high probable upside, looks like is making research analysts believe that the company is more favorable than its competitors.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Leidos Holdings Inc. and its competitors.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Leidos Holdings Inc. -0.87% 10.52% 1.39% -9.88% 0.53% 21.59%
Industry Average 4.14% 11.28% 18.92% 15.56% 26.84% 32.45%

For the past year Leidos Holdings Inc. has weaker performance than Leidos Holdings Inc.’s competitors.

Volatility and Risk

A beta of 1.71 shows that Leidos Holdings Inc. is 71.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Competitively, Leidos Holdings Inc.’s rivals are 19.85% more volatile than S&P 500, because of the 1.20 beta.


$1.28 per share with a dividend yield of 2.04% is the annual dividend that Leidos Holdings Inc. pays. On the other side, 2.51% is the dividend yield of Leidos Holdings Inc.’s competitors.


Leidos Holdings Inc.’s competitors beat Leidos Holdings Inc. on 6 of the 7 factors.

Leidos Holdings, Inc., a science and technology company, provides technology and engineering solutions in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates through National Security Solutions (NSS), Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS), and Health and Infrastructure (HIS) segments. The NSS segment offers national security solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S. intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), military services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and government agencies of U.S. allies abroad, as well as other federal, civilian, and commercial customers in the national security industry. Its solutions offer technology, intelligence systems, command and control, data analytics, logistics, cybersecurity, and intelligence analysis and operations support services to critical missions. The IS&GS segment provides information technology (IT), management and engineering services to civil, defense, and intelligence agencies of the U.S. Government; and data analytics, systems engineering, agile software development, network-enabled situational awareness, communications, command and control, and systems integration solutions. The HIS segment offers electronic health record (EHR) systems, as well as IT, scientific support, and behavior health services; implements and optimizes EHR systems at commercial hospitals; and provides life science research and development support services. This segment also provides security products, services, and solutions; power grid engineering services and solutions; federal environmental and engineering services; and transaction and asset valuation services for the power industry. Leidos Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.