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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.9% of MobileIron shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 31.7% of MobileIron shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MobileIron and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MobileIron $171.98 million -$50.14 million -5.83
MobileIron Competitors $1.49 billion $438.70 million 10.79

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for MobileIron and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MobileIron 1 2 3 0 2.33
MobileIron Competitors 275 2068 4373 86 2.63

MobileIron presently has a consensus target price of $5.30, suggesting a potential upside of 44.22%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.31%. Given MobileIron’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe MobileIron is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

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

Profitability

This table compares MobileIron and its competitors’ 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 -44.82% -26.09% -9.66%

Summary

MobileIron competitors 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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