Critical Contrast: BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) & Its Competitors

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY) is one of 36 public 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 risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

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 -994.58% 4.47% -5.15%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.4% of BlackBerry Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry Limited shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BlackBerry Limited and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry Limited $1.05 billion $238.00 million 13.50
BlackBerry Limited Competitors $27.19 billion $8.09 billion 7.65

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.

Risk and Volatility

BlackBerry Limited has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, BlackBerry Limited’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for BlackBerry Limited and its rivals, as reported 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 511 1568 1749 56 2.35

BlackBerry Limited presently has a consensus price target of $9.49, suggesting a potential downside of 16.36%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.67%. Given BlackBerry Limited’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BlackBerry Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

BlackBerry Limited rivals beat BlackBerry Limited on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

BlackBerry Limited Company Profile

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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