Procera Networks (NASDAQ: PKT) is one of 183 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Procera Networks to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Procera Networks and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Procera Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A
Procera Networks Competitors 749 4675 7441 169 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 8.93%. Given Procera Networks’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Procera Networks has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Procera Networks and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Procera Networks N/A N/A -10.65
Procera Networks Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 332.51

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

Volatility & Risk

Procera Networks has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Procera Networks’ rivals have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Procera Networks -16.09% -10.44% -8.57%
Procera Networks Competitors -20.70% -275.93% -4.74%

Summary

Procera Networks rivals beat Procera Networks on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Procera Networks

Procera Networks, Inc. is a provider of subscriber experience assurance (SEA) solutions designed for network operators around the world. The Company’s PacketLogic solutions enable network operators to gain insights, make decisions, and take actions to ensure a quality experience for Internet connected devices. Network operators deploy its technology to gain insights on their subscribers and networks, make decisions on service packaging and then deliver those solutions to subscribers connected to their network. Its network operator customers include service provider customers and enterprises. Its service provider customers include mobile service providers and broadband service providers, which include cable multiple system operators (MSOs), telecommunications companies, Wi-Fi network operators, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Its enterprise customers include educational institutions, commercial enterprises and government and municipal agencies.

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