BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB) is one of 34 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare BlackBerry Limited to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for BlackBerry Limited and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackBerry Limited 3 10 4 0 2.06
BlackBerry Limited Competitors 530 1698 1861 60 2.35

BlackBerry Limited presently has a consensus price target of $9.54, indicating a potential downside of 9.83%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 30.11%. Given BlackBerry Limited’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BlackBerry Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BlackBerry Limited and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry Limited $1.31 billion -$1.21 billion 11.03
BlackBerry Limited Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -190.77

BlackBerry Limited’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry Limited. BlackBerry Limited 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.8% of BlackBerry Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.8% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry Limited shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackBerry Limited 49.62% 2.70% 1.78%
BlackBerry Limited Competitors -313.89% -3.38% -9.52%

Volatility & Risk

BlackBerry Limited has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry Limited’s rivals have a beta of 0.84, suggesting that their average share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

BlackBerry Limited beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

BlackBerry Limited Company Profile

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

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