Head-To-Head Analysis: Bandwidth (BAND) versus Its Rivals

Bandwidth (NASDAQ: BAND) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Bandwidth to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Bandwidth and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bandwidth N/A N/A N/A
Bandwidth Competitors 2.34% -1.11% 1.95%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Bandwidth and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bandwidth 0 0 5 0 3.00
Bandwidth Competitors 620 1719 2057 65 2.35

Bandwidth presently has a consensus target price of $29.80, indicating a potential upside of 27.84%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 56.04%. Given Bandwidth’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bandwidth has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bandwidth and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bandwidth $152.13 million $22.35 million 28.43
Bandwidth Competitors $16.12 billion $1.26 billion 20.51

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.7% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Bandwidth peers beat Bandwidth on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Bandwidth Company Profile

Bandwidth Inc., formerly Bandwidth.com, Inc., is a cloud-based communications platform-as-a-service provider (CPaaS) that enables enterprises to create, scale and operate voice or text communications services across any mobile application or connected device or enterprises. The Company has two operating and reportable segments, CPaaS and Other. The Company’s solutions include a broad range of software APIs for voice and text functionality and IP voice network. The Company’s sophisticated and easy-to-use software APIs allow enterprises to enhance their products and services by incorporating advanced voice and text capabilities. The Company offers advanced monitoring, reporting and analytics, superior customer service, dedicated operating teams, and personalized support.

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