Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ: SMSI) is one of 118 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Smith Micro Software to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Smith Micro Software and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Smith Micro Software $25.00 million -$9.65 million -1.62
Smith Micro Software Competitors $1.52 billion $446.91 million 41.30

Smith Micro Software’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Smith Micro Software. Smith Micro Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.0% of Smith Micro Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.0% of Smith Micro Software shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Smith Micro Software and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Smith Micro Software -49.33% -339.18% -49.92%
Smith Micro Software Competitors -43.44% -25.23% -9.94%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Smith Micro Software and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Smith Micro Software 0 0 0 0 N/A
Smith Micro Software Competitors 262 1992 4253 84 2.63

As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 5.87%. Given Smith Micro Software’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Smith Micro Software has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Smith Micro Software has a beta of 0.05, suggesting that its stock price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Smith Micro Software’s peers have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Smith Micro Software peers beat Smith Micro Software on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Smith Micro Software Company Profile

Smith Micro Software, Inc. is a provider of software solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wireless and Graphics. The Company offers multi-platform, modular solutions organized into three product families, including NetWise, CommSuite and QuickLink. For mobile network operators, NetWise helps reduce cellular congestion and optimize data traffic across third-generation (3G), fourth-generation (4G) and wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks. Graphics segment includes its consumer-based products, such as Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio, MotionArtist and StuffIt. The Graphics segment develops a range of software, including graphic design and animation, compression and personal computer (PC)/Mac utilities, for consumers, professional artists and educators. The Company also offers Family Safety platform for family locator and parental controls.

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