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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackBerry 49.62% 2.70% 1.78%
BlackBerry Competitors -313.90% -3.39% -9.52%

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackBerry 3 10 4 0 2.06
BlackBerry Competitors 530 1705 1874 62 2.35

BlackBerry presently has a consensus price target of $9.54, suggesting a potential downside of 11.55%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 31.37%. Given BlackBerry’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BlackBerry has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

BlackBerry has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry’s competitors have a beta of 0.83, indicating that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry $1.31 billion -$1.21 billion 12.85
BlackBerry Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -209.94

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.2% of BlackBerry shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.2% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

BlackBerry beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

BlackBerry 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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