Alight (NYSE: ALIT – Get Rating) is one of 226 publicly traded companies in the “business services, not elsewhere classified” sector, but how does it stand out from its peers? We will compare Alight to similar companies based on its risk strength, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Alight and its peers.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
A light $2.92 billion -$60.00 million -0.26
Lit competitors $3.24 billion $428.85 million 3:45 p.m.

Alight’s peers have higher revenue and profit than Alight. Alight trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.9% of Alight shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 60.3% of the shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Alight’s shares are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 14.3% of the shares of all “Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Alight and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
A light 0 0 3 0 3.00
Lit competitors 1394 6857 12217 348 2.55

Alight currently has a consensus price target of $15.33, suggesting a potential upside of 78.09%. As a group, companies in “Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified” have an upside potential of 53.39%. Given Alight’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe Alight is more favorable than its peers.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Alight and its peers.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
A light -1.69% 6.33% 2.70%
Lit competitors -15.57% -16.04% -6.63%

Volatility and risk

Alight has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alight’s peers have a beta of 1.04, indicating that their average stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Alight beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Alight Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

Alight, Inc. operates as a cloud-based provider of integrated digital human and enterprise capital solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: Employer Solutions, Professional Services and Hosted Enterprise. The company’s solutions enable employees to enrich their health, wealth and well-being, which helps organizations achieve a culture of high performance. It offers solutions for employers that include integrated benefits administration, healthcare navigation, financial health, employee wellness and payroll; and professional services, including cloud consulting and deployment offerings that provide human and financial capital platforms, as well as cloud consulting and deployment services, and optimization services for cloud platforms, such as Workday , SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle and Cornerstone OnDemand. Alight, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

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