Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Tucows to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tucows 6.06% 41.65% 6.52%
Tucows Competitors -0.14% 26.79% 6.18%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Tucows $251.66 million $29.37 million 41.15
Tucows Competitors $942.22 million $116.70 million 53.64

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

42.9% of Tucows shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.2% of Tucows shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.5% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Tucows has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tucows’ rivals have a beta of 1.35, indicating that their average share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Tucows and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tucows 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tucows Competitors 445 1706 2651 106 2.49

As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 1.61%. Given Tucows’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Tucows has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Tucows rivals beat Tucows on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Tucows Company Profile

Tucows Inc. is engaged in providing Internet services. The Company’s segments include Network Access Services and Domain Services. The Network Access Services segment includes mobile, fixed high-speed Internet access services, Internet hosting and network consulting services. The Domain Services segment wholesale and retail domain name registration services, value added services and portfolio services. The Company focuses on serving the needs of this network of resellers by providing services, interfaces, proactive and attentive customer service, reseller-oriented technology and agile design and development processes. The Company focuses its service offerings under brands, including OpenSRS, YummyNames, Platypus, Hover and Ting. As of December 31, 2016, the OpenSRS Domain Service managed 15 million domain names under the Tucows ICANN registrar accreditation and for other registrars. As of December 31, 2016, Ting managed mobile telephony services for approximately 151,000 subscribers.

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