BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY) is one of 36 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare BlackBerry Limited to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.3% of BlackBerry Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry Limited shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for BlackBerry Limited and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackBerry Limited 3 10 4 0 2.06
BlackBerry Limited Competitors 576 1715 1805 71 2.33

BlackBerry Limited currently has a consensus price target of $9.46, indicating a potential downside of 15.42%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 22.43%. Given BlackBerry Limited’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BlackBerry Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry Limited $1.05 billion $245.00 million 13.31
BlackBerry Limited Competitors $27.19 billion $8.09 billion 7.16

BlackBerry Limited’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry Limited. BlackBerry Limited 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackBerry Limited 49.62% 2.83% 1.83%
BlackBerry Limited Competitors -998.11% 3.30% -6.33%

Risk & Volatility

BlackBerry Limited has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry Limited’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

BlackBerry Limited competitors beat BlackBerry Limited on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

BlackBerry Limited Company Profile

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

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