Crossroads Systems (OTCMKTS: CRDSQ) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Crossroads Systems to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.
Risk & Volatility
Crossroads Systems has a beta of 2.74, suggesting that its stock price is 174% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crossroads Systems’ rivals have a beta of 0.84, suggesting that their average stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Crossroads Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Crossroads Systems Competitors||-258.49%||-17.91%||-8.72%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
7.5% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.4% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.6% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Crossroads Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Crossroads Systems Competitors||50||252||412||14||2.54|
As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 17.69%. Given Crossroads Systems’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Crossroads Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Crossroads Systems and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crossroads Systems Competitors||$1.12 billion||$5.60 million||-108.81|
Crossroads Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Crossroads Systems. Crossroads Systems 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.
Crossroads Systems rivals beat Crossroads Systems on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
Crossroads Systems Company Profile
Crossroads Systems, Inc. is an intellectual property licensing company. The Company’s intellectual property assets are identified in two distinct categories: the first category is known as the 972 patent family and the second category is known as the non-972 patents. As of October 31, 2016, the 972 patent family consisted of 31 patents and pending patents that are primarily concentrated around access controls. As of October 31, 2016, the non-972 patents consisted of 140 patents and pending patents that are primarily directed to five product families: optimizing command processing, enabling interoperability, managing networks, enhancing tape libraries and improving data systems. As of October 31, 2016, approximately 50 companies have licensed 972 patents from the Company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Crossroads Systems (Texas), Inc. and Crossroads Europe GmbH.
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