ARRIS International PLC (NASDAQ: ARRS) is one of 67 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare ARRIS International PLC to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares ARRIS International PLC and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ARRIS International PLC 1.90% 13.97% 5.79%
ARRIS International PLC Competitors -1.68% -6.44% 0.52%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for ARRIS International PLC and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ARRIS International PLC 0 2 7 0 2.78
ARRIS International PLC Competitors 472 2687 4043 194 2.54

ARRIS International PLC currently has a consensus price target of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.88%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 27.53%. Given ARRIS International PLC’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ARRIS International PLC has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.8% of ARRIS International PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of ARRIS International PLC shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ARRIS International PLC and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ARRIS International PLC $6.63 billion $732.01 million 42.00
ARRIS International PLC Competitors $2.87 billion $625.83 million 26.52

ARRIS International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. ARRIS International PLC 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.

Risk & Volatility

ARRIS International PLC has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ARRIS International PLC’s rivals have a beta of 1.17, suggesting that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

ARRIS International PLC beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

ARRIS International PLC Company Profile

ARRIS International plc is a media entertainment and data communications solutions provider. The Company operates in two segments: Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), and Network & Cloud (N&C). The Company enables service providers, including cable, telephone, and digital broadcast satellite operators, and media programmers to deliver media, voice and Internet Protocol (IP) data services to their subscribers. It is engaged in offering set-tops, digital video and IP television (IPTV) distribution systems, broadband access infrastructure platforms, and associated data and voice CPE, which it also sells directly to consumers through retail channels. Its solutions are complemented by an array of services, including technical support, repair and refurbishment, and system design and integration. The CPE segment consists of CPE Products-Video and CPE Products-Broadband. The N&C segment consists of Infrastructure Products, Cloud Software and Global Services.

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