Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) is one of 82 public companies in the “COMPUTER/OFFICE EQUIP” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Cray to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cray and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cray 0 0 5 0 3.00
Cray Competitors 769 3318 5875 250 2.55

Cray presently has a consensus price target of $27.20, indicating a potential upside of 28.30%. As a group, “COMPUTER/OFFICE EQUIP” companies have a potential upside of 12.17%. Given Cray’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cray is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Cray has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cray’s rivals have a beta of 1.55, indicating that their average stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cray and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cray -34.10% -8.51% -6.11%
Cray Competitors -10.11% 1.92% -2.67%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cray and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cray $392.51 million -$133.82 million -6.36
Cray Competitors $9.37 billion $967.25 million -13.36

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.1% of Cray shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.9% of shares of all “COMPUTER/OFFICE EQUIP” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Cray shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of shares of all “COMPUTER/OFFICE EQUIP” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cray rivals beat Cray on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Cray

Cray Inc. is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing the high performance computing (HPC) market, primarily categories of systems known as supercomputers. The Company’s segments include Supercomputing, Storage and Data Management, Maintenance and Support, and Engineering Services and Other. The Supercomputing segment includes a suite of supercomputer systems, which are used by engineering centers in universities, government laboratories, and commercial institutions. The Storage and Data Management segment includes Cray Data Warp and Sonexion, as well as other third-party storage products and their ongoing maintenance and system analysts. The Maintenance and Support segment provides ongoing maintenance of Cray supercomputers, big data storage and analytics systems, as well as system analysts. The Engineering Services and Other segment includes the Company’s analytics business and Custom Engineering.

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