Bandwidth (NASDAQ: BAND) is one of 46 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Bandwidth to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Bandwidth and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bandwidth 0 0 5 0 3.00
Bandwidth Competitors 600 1665 1983 65 2.35

Bandwidth currently has a consensus target price of $29.80, suggesting a potential upside of 28.28%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 40.44%. Given Bandwidth’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bandwidth has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bandwidth $152.13 million $22.35 million 28.33
Bandwidth Competitors $16.60 billion $1.32 billion 18.10

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bandwidth N/A N/A N/A
Bandwidth Competitors 2.28% -1.94% 1.92%


Bandwidth competitors beat Bandwidth on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Bandwidth

Bandwidth Inc., formerly, Inc., is a cloud-based communications platform-as-a-service provider (CPaaS) that enables enterprises to create, scale and operate voice or text communications services across any mobile application or connected device or enterprises. The Company has two operating and reportable segments, CPaaS and Other. The Company’s solutions include a broad range of software APIs for voice and text functionality and IP voice network. The Company’s sophisticated and easy-to-use software APIs allow enterprises to enhance their products and services by incorporating advanced voice and text capabilities. The Company offers advanced monitoring, reporting and analytics, superior customer service, dedicated operating teams, and personalized support.

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