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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Synchronoss Technologies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synchronoss Technologies 2 6 0 0 1.75
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors 73 448 1479 40 2.73

Synchronoss Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $17.57, suggesting a potential upside of 63.91%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.67%. Given Synchronoss Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Synchronoss Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Synchronoss Technologies $476.75 million $54.33 million 24.36
Synchronoss Technologies Competitors $933.33 million $18.40 million -80.89

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.

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%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.1% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held 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.

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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