Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Synchronoss Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Synchronoss Technologies has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synchronoss Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 0.95, suggesting that their average stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Synchronoss Technologies $476.75 million $54.33 million 36.61
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors $939.15 million $24.07 million -78.30

Synchronoss Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Synchronoss Technologies. Synchronoss Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synchronoss Technologies 3.38% 11.20% 6.21%
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors -50.21% -38.64% -14.03%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Synchronoss Technologies and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synchronoss Technologies 1 5 1 0 2.00
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors 100 522 1518 47 2.69

Synchronoss Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $21.20, suggesting a potential upside of 31.60%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential upside of 3.76%. Given Synchronoss Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Synchronoss Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.3% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Synchronoss Technologies beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Synchronoss Technologies Company Profile

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. is a global software and services company, which provides technologies and services for the mobile transformation of business. The Company’s portfolio in the Consumer and Enterprise markets contains offerings, such as personal cloud, secure-mobility, identity management and scalable messaging platforms, products and solutions. Its products and platforms are designed to enable multiple converged communication services to be managed across a range of distribution channels, including e-commerce, m-commerce, telesales, customer stores, indirect and other retail outlets. The Company operates in and markets their solutions and services directly through their sales organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. It delivers technologies for mobile transformation to service provider and enterprise customers in regulated verticals and use cases.

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