Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) is one of 67 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Ixia to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.6% of Ixia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.4% of Ixia shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Ixia and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ixia -29.28% -28.71% -19.71%
Ixia Competitors -2.11% -6.01% 0.27%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ixia and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ixia N/A N/A 163.76
Ixia Competitors $2.88 billion $624.22 million 27.65

Ixia’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Ixia. Ixia is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Ixia has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ixia’s rivals have a beta of 1.17, indicating that their average stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Ixia and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ixia 0 3 1 0 2.25
Ixia Competitors 369 2411 3937 157 2.56

Ixia presently has a consensus price target of $19.65, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 20.43%. Given Ixia’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ixia has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Ixia rivals beat Ixia on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

Ixia Company Profile

Ixia is a provider of physical and virtual network application performance and security resilience solutions. The Company’s product solutions consist of its hardware platforms, software applications and services, including warranty and maintenance offerings. The Company helps its customers to validate the performance and security resilience of their applications and networks. The Company offers network test hardware platforms with interchangeable interfaces, using a common set of applications and Application Programing Interfaces (APIs). The Company provides its solutions to network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), service providers, and enterprise and government organizations. The Company’s product solutions consist of its hardware platforms, such as chassis, interface cards and appliances, software application tools, and services, including its warranty and maintenance offerings and professional services.

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