Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Mobileye NV to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.0% of Mobileye NV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Mobileye NV and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobileye NV 1 19 2 0 2.05
Mobileye NV Competitors 180 1516 2891 96 2.62

Mobileye NV currently has a consensus price target of $55.34, suggesting a potential downside of 11.69%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.18%. Given Mobileye NV’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mobileye NV has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Mobileye NV has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobileye NV’s peers have a beta of 1.61, suggesting that their average stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobileye NV 26.88% 18.47% 16.50%
Mobileye NV Competitors -62.48% -91.99% -16.39%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mobileye NV and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobileye NV $407.63 million $138.64 million 125.34
Mobileye NV Competitors $761.46 million $137.65 million -12.40

Mobileye NV’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Mobileye NV. Mobileye NV is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Mobileye NV peers beat Mobileye NV on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Mobileye NV Company Profile

Mobileye N.V. is engaged in the development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, mapping and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing, which supplies the software algorithms and EyeQ chip, and After Market, which sells a complete system, which includes its software algorithms and EyeQ chip, as well as the camera and other necessary components. Its software algorithms and EyeQ chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Its products are able to detect roadway markings; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using its road experience management technology, and provide mapping for autonomous driving.

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