Mobileye BV (NYSE: MBLY) is one of 67 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mobileye BV to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

61.0% of Mobileye BV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.3% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Mobileye BV has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobileye BV’s competitors have a beta of 4.30, meaning that their average stock price is 330% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Mobileye BV and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobileye BV 1 19 2 0 2.05
Mobileye BV Competitors 184 1551 2940 98 2.62

Mobileye BV presently has a consensus price target of $55.34, suggesting a potential downside of 11.69%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 7.46%. Given Mobileye BV’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mobileye BV has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobileye BV 26.88% 18.47% 16.50%
Mobileye BV Competitors -66.67% -94.32% -18.51%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mobileye BV and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobileye BV N/A N/A 125.34
Mobileye BV Competitors $980.90 million $67.84 million 446.32

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

Summary

Mobileye BV competitors beat Mobileye BV on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About Mobileye BV

Mobileye N.V. is engaged in the development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, mapping and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing, which supplies the software algorithms and EyeQ chip, and After Market, which sells a complete system, which includes its software algorithms and EyeQ chip, as well as the camera and other necessary components. Its software algorithms and EyeQ chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Its products are able to detect roadway markings; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using its road experience management technology, and provide mapping for autonomous driving.

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