IonQ (IONQ) versus Its Peers Head to Head Contrast

IonQ (NYSE:IONQGet Rating) is one of 78 public companies in the “Computer integrated systems design” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare IonQ to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IonQ 0 1 1 0 2.50
IonQ Competitors 230 1632 2823 51 2.57

IonQ currently has a consensus price target of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 91.26%. As a group, “Computer integrated systems design” companies have a potential upside of 52.20%. Given IonQ’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe IonQ is more favorable than its competitors.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IonQ -1,470.75% -9.72% -9.02%
IonQ Competitors -227.66% -33.44% -7.06%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.3% of IonQ shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.4% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.1% of IonQ shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IonQ and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
IonQ $2.10 million -$106.19 million -10.17
IonQ Competitors $1.73 billion -$31.68 million 52.26

IonQ’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than IonQ. IonQ 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.

Volatility & Risk

IonQ has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IonQ’s competitors have a beta of -6.36, suggesting that their average stock price is 736% less volatile than the S&P 500.


IonQ competitors beat IonQ on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

IonQ Company Profile

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IonQ, Inc. engages in the development of general-purpose quantum computing systems. It sells access to quantum computers with 20 qubits. The company makes access to its quantum computers through cloud platforms, such as Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Amazon Braket, Microsoft's Azure Quantum, and Google's Cloud Marketplace, as well as through its cloud service. IonQ, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in College Park, Maryland.

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