BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare BlackBerry Limited to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

BlackBerry Limited has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry Limited’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackBerry Limited 3 10 4 0 2.06
BlackBerry Limited Competitors 518 1603 1763 58 2.35

BlackBerry Limited presently has a consensus price target of $9.54, indicating a potential downside of 12.76%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 23.20%. Given BlackBerry Limited’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BlackBerry Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackBerry Limited 49.62% 2.70% 1.78%
BlackBerry Limited Competitors -1,005.19% 0.47% -7.84%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.3% of BlackBerry Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry Limited shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry Limited N/A N/A 13.02
BlackBerry Limited Competitors $27.91 billion $8.32 billion 6.75

BlackBerry Limited’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry Limited. BlackBerry Limited 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.

Summary

BlackBerry Limited beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About BlackBerry Limited

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

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