Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) is one of 24 public companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Synchronoss Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Synchronoss Technologies $476.75 million $54.33 million 32.16
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors $933.33 million $18.40 million -82.26

Synchronoss Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Synchronoss Technologies. Synchronoss Technologies 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.1% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synchronoss Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors -57.49% -45.40% -16.58%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Synchronoss Technologies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synchronoss Technologies 2 6 0 0 1.75
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors 74 449 1479 40 2.73

Synchronoss Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $17.57, suggesting a potential upside of 24.18%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential downside of 0.96%. Given Synchronoss Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Synchronoss Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Synchronoss Technologies has a beta of 1.61, meaning that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synchronoss Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 0.95, meaning that their average share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Synchronoss Technologies beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Synchronoss Technologies

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. is a global software and services company, which provides technologies and services for the mobile transformation of business. The Company’s portfolio in the Consumer and Enterprise markets contains offerings, such as personal cloud, secure-mobility, identity management and scalable messaging platforms, products and solutions. Its products and platforms are designed to enable multiple converged communication services to be managed across a range of distribution channels, including e-commerce, m-commerce, telesales, customer stores, indirect and other retail outlets. The Company operates in and markets their solutions and services directly through their sales organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. It delivers technologies for mobile transformation to service provider and enterprise customers in regulated verticals and use cases.

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