AVG Technologies NV (NYSE: AVG) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare AVG Technologies NV to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AVG Technologies NV and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
AVG Technologies NV N/A N/A 28.79
AVG Technologies NV Competitors $761.43 million $137.66 million -11.69

AVG Technologies NV’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than AVG Technologies NV. AVG Technologies NV is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for AVG Technologies NV and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AVG Technologies NV 0 0 0 0 N/A
AVG Technologies NV Competitors 175 1500 2839 96 2.62

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 6.88%. Given AVG Technologies NV’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AVG Technologies NV has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

AVG Technologies NV has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AVG Technologies NV’s competitors have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.5% of AVG Technologies NV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares AVG Technologies NV and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AVG Technologies NV 6.62% 29.61% 4.38%
AVG Technologies NV Competitors -62.15% -91.89% -16.29%

AVG Technologies NV Company Profile

AVG Technologies N.V. provides software and online services. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer and small and medium sized business (SMB). Its product portfolio includes AVG Anti-Virus FREE, AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Internet Security, AVG Protection FREE suite, AVG Protection PRO suite, AVG Performance suite, Gallery, AVG Cleaner for Mac, AVG Driver Updater, AVG Web TuneUp, Alarm Clock Xtreme FREE + Timer, AVG Cleaner-Xperia and HideMyPhone, among others. Its location labs mobile solutions include AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Smart Limits, T-Mobile FamilyWhere, Verizon FamilyBase, Safely Go and Aqui Estoy. Its AVG CloudCare Products include AVG Remote IT, AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Content Filtering, AVG Cloud Backup and AVG Email Security. Its Norman solutions include Norman Antivirus, Norman Security Suite, Norman Security Suite PRO, Norman Endpoint Protection, Norman Email Protection, Norman Security Portal, Norman SecureMail and Norman SecureSurf.

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