BlackBerry (NYSE: BB) is one of 33 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare BlackBerry to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BlackBerry and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry $1.31 billion -$1.21 billion 12.85
BlackBerry Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -28,645.57

BlackBerry’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry. BlackBerry 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for BlackBerry and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackBerry 3 10 4 0 2.06
BlackBerry Competitors 524 1705 1874 62 2.35

BlackBerry currently has a consensus price target of $9.54, suggesting a potential downside of 11.55%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential downside of 96.87%. Given BlackBerry’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BlackBerry is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

BlackBerry has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry’s peers have a beta of 0.94, indicating that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackBerry 49.62% 2.70% 1.78%
BlackBerry Competitors -313.90% -3.39% -9.52%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.2% of BlackBerry shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.2% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

BlackBerry beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

BlackBerry 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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