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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Synchronoss Technologies $476.75 million $54.33 million 36.61
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors $939.15 million $24.07 million -78.30

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synchronoss Technologies 3.38% 11.20% 6.21%
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors -50.21% -38.64% -14.03%

Volatility and Risk

Synchronoss Technologies has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synchronoss Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 0.95, suggesting that their average share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Synchronoss Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synchronoss Technologies 1 5 1 0 2.00
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors 100 522 1518 47 2.69

Synchronoss Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $21.20, suggesting a potential upside of 31.60%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential upside of 3.74%. Given Synchronoss Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Synchronoss Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.3% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% 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, 22.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Synchronoss Technologies beats its rivals 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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