MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) is one of 120 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare MobileIron to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.9% of MobileIron shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 31.7% of MobileIron shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.7% of shares of all “Software” 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MobileIron and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MobileIron $171.98 million -$50.14 million -5.63
MobileIron Competitors $1.49 billion $438.71 million 10.75

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for MobileIron and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MobileIron 1 3 3 0 2.29
MobileIron Competitors 274 2064 4370 86 2.63

MobileIron currently has a consensus target price of $5.08, suggesting a potential upside of 43.19%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.75%. Given MobileIron’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MobileIron is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MobileIron -32.67% -136.81% -35.21%
MobileIron Competitors -44.76% -25.98% -9.70%

Volatility and Risk

MobileIron has a beta of 2.66, meaning that its share price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MobileIron’s rivals have a beta of 0.98, meaning that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MobileIron rivals beat MobileIron on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

MobileIron Company Profile

MobileIron, Inc. (MobileIron) provides a mobile information technology (IT) platform for enterprises to manage and secure mobile applications, content and devices. The Company’s solution provides enterprise security. The MobileIron Platform combines security and enterprise mobility management (EMM) tools, including mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), and mobile content management (MCM) capabilities. The Company offers EMM tools, including EMM platform, cloud security with MobileIron Access, Windows security with MobileIron Bridge and applications. MobileIron offers its customers the flexibility to deploy its solution as a cloud service or as on-premises software. Its applications include [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], MobileIron Tunnel, MobileIron Rooms, MobileIron AppConnect and AppConnect Ecosystem. The Company serves a range of industries, such as financial services, government, healthcare and legal.

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