UTStarcom Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: UTSI) is one of 67 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare UTStarcom Holdings Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for UTStarcom Holdings Corp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UTStarcom Holdings Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
UTStarcom Holdings Corp Competitors 362 2385 3908 152 2.57

As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 21.56%. Given UTStarcom Holdings Corp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe UTStarcom Holdings Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

UTStarcom Holdings Corp has a beta of -0.3, meaning that its stock price is 130% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UTStarcom Holdings Corp’s peers have a beta of 1.17, meaning that their average stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares UTStarcom Holdings Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UTStarcom Holdings Corp N/A N/A N/A
UTStarcom Holdings Corp Competitors -1.71% -6.54% 0.52%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares UTStarcom Holdings Corp and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
UTStarcom Holdings Corp $80.18 million $535,000.00 130.07
UTStarcom Holdings Corp Competitors $2.41 billion $618.33 million 26.80

UTStarcom Holdings Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than UTStarcom Holdings Corp. UTStarcom Holdings Corp 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.9% of UTStarcom Holdings Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of UTStarcom Holdings Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” 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.

Summary

UTStarcom Holdings Corp peers beat UTStarcom Holdings Corp on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About UTStarcom Holdings Corp

UTStarcom Holdings Corp. provides broadband products, solution and services. The Company delivers broadband transport and access (both wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and fixed line) products and solutions, optimized for mobile backhaul, metro aggregation, broadband access and Wi-Fi data offloading. Its segments include Equipment, which is focused on its equipment sales, including network infrastructure and application products, and Services, which is engaged in providing services and support of its equipment products and also the new operational support segment. The broadband product lines include family of packet transport network (PTN) products based on multi-protocol label switch transport profile (MPLS-TP) and carrier Ethernet (CE) technologies enhanced through in-house software-defined networking (SDN) platform to support the network evolution, and multi services access network (MSAN) platform. Wireless broadband access is represented by end-to-end Carrier Wi-Fi solution.

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