Infoblox (NYSE: BLOX) is one of 196 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Infoblox to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Infoblox has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Infoblox’s peers have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Infoblox and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Infoblox N/A N/A -105.80
Infoblox Competitors $2.12 billion $367.66 million 17.04

Infoblox’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Infoblox. Infoblox 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.

Profitability

This table compares Infoblox and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Infoblox -11.94% -17.84% -9.05%
Infoblox Competitors -20.93% -51.75% -4.23%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.9% of Infoblox shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Infoblox shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Infoblox and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Infoblox 0 0 0 0 N/A
Infoblox Competitors 678 4419 7432 166 2.56

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 0.63%. Given Infoblox’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Infoblox has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Infoblox peers beat Infoblox on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Infoblox

Infoblox Inc. (Infoblox) is a United States-based company, which delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government and service provider customers across the world. The Company’s products include core network services, such as domain name system (DNS), dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), Internet protocol address manager (IPAM) data documentation initiative (DDI); Private Cloud/Virtualization; Public/Hybrid Cloud; Reporting and Analytics, and Network Insight. Its products also include DNS, such as DNS Firewall, Advanced DNS Protection, Threat Insight and Active Trust, and network automation, such as NetMRI. Its solutions include information technology (IT) compliance and digital economy. It offers solutions for Microsoft and Infoblox, Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) readiness and cybersecurity ecosystem. It supports offerings, such as Infoblox BloxCare Premium and Elite Maintenance programs, as well as its optional Technical Account Manager service.

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