Reviewing The Keyw (KEYW) and Its Competitors

The Keyw (NASDAQ: KEYW) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer integrated systems design” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare The Keyw to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and profitability.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Keyw -1.96% -1.17% -0.55%
The Keyw Competitors -3.00% -4.36% 0.76%

Volatility & Risk

The Keyw has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Keyw’s peers have a beta of -38.21, suggesting that their average stock price is 3,921% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for The Keyw and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Keyw 0 2 5 0 2.71
The Keyw Competitors 244 1333 1925 41 2.50

The Keyw presently has a consensus price target of $9.60, indicating a potential upside of 16.36%. As a group, “Computer integrated systems design” companies have a potential upside of 9.72%. Given The Keyw’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe The Keyw is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.4% of The Keyw shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of The Keyw shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
The Keyw $441.59 million -$10.95 million -18.33
The Keyw Competitors $1.55 billion $74.13 million 21.89

The Keyw’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than The Keyw. The Keyw 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.


The Keyw beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

The Keyw Company Profile

The KEYW Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities. Its solutions are designed to respond to meet the critical needs for agile intelligence and to assist the U.S. government national security priorities through various cyber operations and training, geospatial intelligence, cloud and data analytics, engineering, and intelligence analysis and operations offerings. Its products include electro-optical, hyperspectral and synthetic aperture radar sensors, and other products. The company serves the U.S. federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; foreign governments; and other entities in the cyber and counterterrorism markets. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Hanover, Maryland.

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