Financial Comparison: Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) and The Competition

Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) is one of 34 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Ruckus Wireless to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.1% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ruckus Wireless -0.92% -1.17% -0.88%
Ruckus Wireless Competitors -327.83% -3.30% -9.79%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ruckus Wireless and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ruckus Wireless N/A N/A 257.40
Ruckus Wireless Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -208.13

Ruckus Wireless’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Ruckus Wireless. Ruckus Wireless 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Ruckus Wireless and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ruckus Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ruckus Wireless Competitors 542 1655 1854 66 2.35

As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 17.06%. Given Ruckus Wireless’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ruckus Wireless has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

About Ruckus Wireless

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a supplier of advanced (Wi-Fi) solutions. The Company’s solutions, which it call Smart Wi-Fi, are used by service providers and enterprises to solve a range of network capacity, coverage and reliability challenges associated with wireless traffic demands. It operates through selling controllers and access points along with related software and services segment. The Company markets and sells its products and technology through a network of channel partners to a variety of service providers and enterprises around the world. Its Smart Wi-Fi solutions offer features and functionality, such as enhanced reliability, extended range and scalability. Its products include controllers, indoor and outdoor access points, wireless bridges, controller software platforms, software management solutions, including reporting and analytics, and Wi-Fi-related cloud services, such as location-based positioning, and certificate-based security and on-boarding of Wi-Fi devices.

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