Aerohive Networks (NYSE: HIVE) is one of 67 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Aerohive Networks to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Aerohive Networks and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aerohive Networks 0 1 4 0 2.80
Aerohive Networks Competitors 373 2434 3975 159 2.56

As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 27.28%. Given Aerohive Networks’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Aerohive Networks is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.7% of Aerohive Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.2% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.2% of Aerohive Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” 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 and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Aerohive Networks $169.82 million -$36.91 million -8.38
Aerohive Networks Competitors $3.37 billion $431.21 million 25.18

Aerohive Networks’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Aerohive Networks. Aerohive Networks 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aerohive Networks -17.00% -103.45% -18.90%
Aerohive Networks Competitors -2.33% -5.94% 0.30%

Risk and Volatility

Aerohive Networks has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aerohive Networks’ rivals have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Aerohive Networks rivals beat Aerohive Networks on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Aerohive Networks Company Profile

Aerohive Networks, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, has designed and developed a cloud-managed mobile networking platform that enables enterprises to deploy and manage a mobile-centric network edge. Its portfolio of products and solutions is built around sets of technologies and solutions, which include Enterprise Cloud Networking, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Connectivity and Application and Insights. It conducts its business in geographic regions, including Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. Its product portfolio includes hardware products, cloud-based network management and applications, and support services. Its hardware products include access points, branch routers and access switches. Its hardware products are developed by its hardware design team working in conjunction with original design manufacturer partners, and leverage the commercially available Wi-Fi radios, network processors, crypto accelerators and switching chips.

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