ClearOne Incoprorated (NASDAQ: CLRO) is one of 93 publicly-traded companies in the “TELECOMM EQUIP” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare ClearOne Incoprorated to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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6.7% of ClearOne Incoprorated shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.5% of ClearOne Incoprorated shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ClearOne Incoprorated and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ClearOne Incoprorated $48.64 million $2.44 million -5.96
ClearOne Incoprorated Competitors $2.16 billion $31.56 million 28.64

ClearOne Incoprorated’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than ClearOne Incoprorated. ClearOne Incoprorated 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ClearOne Incoprorated and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ClearOne Incoprorated 0 0 1 0 3.00
ClearOne Incoprorated Competitors 599 2817 4395 211 2.53

ClearOne Incoprorated currently has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 5.59%. As a group, “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies have a potential upside of 6.62%. Given ClearOne Incoprorated’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ClearOne Incoprorated has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

ClearOne Incoprorated has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ClearOne Incoprorated’s rivals have a beta of 1.71, meaning that their average share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

ClearOne Incoprorated pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. ClearOne Incoprorated pays out -20.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 78.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. ClearOne Incoprorated is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ClearOne Incoprorated -26.92% 0.22% 0.19%
ClearOne Incoprorated Competitors -143.14% -7.20% -3.24%

Summary

ClearOne Incoprorated rivals beat ClearOne Incoprorated on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About ClearOne Incoprorated

ClearOne, Inc. (ClearOne) is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for audio/voice and visual communications. The Company designs, develops, markets and services a line of conferencing products for personal use, as well as traditional tabletop, mid-tier professional products for large, medium and small businesses. The Company’s end users range from companies and institutions to small and medium-sized businesses, higher education and government organizations, as well as individual consumers. The Company sells its commercial products to end users primarily through a network of independent distributors, who in turn sells its products to dealers, systems integrators and other resellers. Its products are categorized into the Professional audio communication products; Unified communications audio end points, and Visual communication products. The Company’s products include CONVERGE Pro, INTERACT and MAX.

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