AVG Technologies BV (NYSE: AVG) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare AVG Technologies BV to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares AVG Technologies BV and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AVG Technologies BV 6.62% 29.61% 4.38%
AVG Technologies BV Competitors -62.15% -91.89% -16.29%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
AVG Technologies BV N/A N/A 28.79
AVG Technologies BV Competitors $761.46 million $137.65 million -12.38

AVG Technologies BV’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than AVG Technologies BV. AVG Technologies BV 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for AVG Technologies BV and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AVG Technologies BV 0 0 0 0 N/A
AVG Technologies BV Competitors 179 1508 2863 96 2.62

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 3.79%. Given AVG Technologies BV’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AVG Technologies BV has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

AVG Technologies BV has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AVG Technologies BV’s competitors have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.5% of AVG Technologies BV shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

AVG Technologies BV Company Profile

AVG Technologies N.V. provides software and online services. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer and small and medium sized business (SMB). Its product portfolio includes AVG Anti-Virus FREE, AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Internet Security, AVG Protection FREE suite, AVG Protection PRO suite, AVG Performance suite, Gallery, AVG Cleaner for Mac, AVG Driver Updater, AVG Web TuneUp, Alarm Clock Xtreme FREE + Timer, AVG Cleaner-Xperia and HideMyPhone, among others. Its location labs mobile solutions include AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Smart Limits, T-Mobile FamilyWhere, Verizon FamilyBase, Safely Go and Aqui Estoy. Its AVG CloudCare Products include AVG Remote IT, AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Content Filtering, AVG Cloud Backup and AVG Email Security. Its Norman solutions include Norman Antivirus, Norman Security Suite, Norman Security Suite PRO, Norman Endpoint Protection, Norman Email Protection, Norman Security Portal, Norman SecureMail and Norman SecureSurf.

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