Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) is one of 195 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Carbonite to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Carbonite and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carbonite 0.29% 36.43% 2.35%
Carbonite Competitors -20.01% -51.42% -3.77%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Carbonite and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carbonite 0 1 6 0 2.86
Carbonite Competitors 676 4356 7089 152 2.55

Carbonite presently has a consensus price target of $27.71, suggesting a potential upside of 20.76%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 0.17%. Given Carbonite’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Carbonite is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Carbonite and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Carbonite $221.57 million $6.83 million 1,147.50
Carbonite Competitors $2.12 billion $374.78 million 17.18

Carbonite’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Carbonite. Carbonite 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.

Volatility and Risk

Carbonite has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carbonite’s competitors have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.9% of Carbonite shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of Carbonite shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.2% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Carbonite beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Carbonite Company Profile

Carbonite, Inc. provides data protection solutions, including cloud, hybrid and on-premise backup and restore, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and e-mail archiving. The Company’s solutions provide enterprise-grade data protection and recovery capabilities to its customers. The Company’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) plans include Carbonite Computer Backup; Carbonite Server Backup, such as Carbonite Office Power and Carbonite Office Ultimate; EVault Cloud Backup; DRaaS, and e-mail archiving. Carbonite Computer Backup enables users to automatically back up files directly to the cloud. Carbonite Server Backup provides cloud and hybrid backup for physical and virtual servers with management capabilities, including scheduling, retention, bandwidth and compression settings, and monitoring and reporting via a personalized server dashboard. Its e-mail archiving solutions include MailStore Server, MailStore Service Provider Edition and MailStore Home.

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