Procera Networks (NASDAQ: PKT) is one of 186 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Procera Networks to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Procera Networks and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Procera Networks -16.09% -10.44% -8.57%
Procera Networks Competitors -23.34% -275.33% -5.04%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Procera Networks and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Procera Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A
Procera Networks Competitors 842 4786 7567 184 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 11.12%. Given Procera Networks’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Procera Networks has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Procera Networks has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Procera Networks’ peers have a beta of 1.11, suggesting that their average share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Procera Networks and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Procera Networks N/A N/A -10.65
Procera Networks Competitors $2.81 billion $290.97 million 326.29

Procera Networks’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Procera Networks. Procera Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Procera Networks peers beat Procera Networks on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

Procera Networks Company Profile

Procera Networks, Inc. is a provider of subscriber experience assurance (SEA) solutions designed for network operators around the world. The Company’s PacketLogic solutions enable network operators to gain insights, make decisions, and take actions to ensure a quality experience for Internet connected devices. Network operators deploy its technology to gain insights on their subscribers and networks, make decisions on service packaging and then deliver those solutions to subscribers connected to their network. Its network operator customers include service provider customers and enterprises. Its service provider customers include mobile service providers and broadband service providers, which include cable multiple system operators (MSOs), telecommunications companies, Wi-Fi network operators, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Its enterprise customers include educational institutions, commercial enterprises and government and municipal agencies.

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