Crexendo (NASDAQ: CXDO) is one of 86 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Crexendo to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Crexendo has a beta of 2.32, indicating that its stock price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crexendo’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Crexendo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.8% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by institutional investors. 75.5% of Crexendo shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crexendo 7.93% 27.68% 14.01%
Crexendo Competitors -66.23% 2.59% 0.76%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Crexendo and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crexendo 0 0 1 0 3.00
Crexendo Competitors 1165 3001 2755 160 2.27

As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 40.99%. Given Crexendo’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Crexendo has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Crexendo and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Crexendo $14.44 million $1.14 million 78.57
Crexendo Competitors $15.45 billion $762.44 million 23.13

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

Summary

Crexendo beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Crexendo Company Profile

Crexendo, Inc. provides unified communications cloud telecom, broadband Internet, and other cloud business services for businesses in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Cloud Telecommunications and Web Services. The Cloud Telecommunications segment provides telecommunications services that transmit calls using IP or cloud technology, which converts voice signals into digital data packets for transmission over the Internet or cloud; and broadband Internet services. This segment is also involved in the sale and lease of cloud telecommunications equipment. It offers hardware, software, and unified communication solutions for businesses using IP or cloud technology over high-speed Internet connection through various devices and user interfaces, such as desktop phones, and/or mobile and desktop applications. The Web Services segment provides Website hosting and other professional services. The company was formerly known as iMergent, Inc. and changed its name to Crexendo, Inc. in May 2011. Crexendo, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

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