Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) is one of 33 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Ruckus Wireless to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Ruckus Wireless and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ruckus Wireless -0.92% -1.17% -0.88%
Ruckus Wireless Competitors -327.68% -3.27% -9.77%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

40.1% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ruckus Wireless and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ruckus Wireless N/A N/A 257.40
Ruckus Wireless Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -219.71

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Ruckus Wireless and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ruckus Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ruckus Wireless Competitors 522 1641 1831 64 2.35

As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 12.31%. Given Ruckus Wireless’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ruckus Wireless has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

About Ruckus Wireless

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a supplier of advanced (Wi-Fi) solutions. The Company’s solutions, which it call Smart Wi-Fi, are used by service providers and enterprises to solve a range of network capacity, coverage and reliability challenges associated with wireless traffic demands. It operates through selling controllers and access points along with related software and services segment. The Company markets and sells its products and technology through a network of channel partners to a variety of service providers and enterprises around the world. Its Smart Wi-Fi solutions offer features and functionality, such as enhanced reliability, extended range and scalability. Its products include controllers, indoor and outdoor access points, wireless bridges, controller software platforms, software management solutions, including reporting and analytics, and Wi-Fi-related cloud services, such as location-based positioning, and certificate-based security and on-boarding of Wi-Fi devices.

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