BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB) is one of 33 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare BlackBerry Limited to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares BlackBerry Limited and its peers’ 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 -313.92% -4.28% -9.79%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.4% of BlackBerry Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.8% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry Limited shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry Limited $1.31 billion -$1.21 billion 10.81
BlackBerry Limited Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -193.78

BlackBerry Limited’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry Limited. BlackBerry Limited 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.

Risk and Volatility

BlackBerry Limited has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry Limited’s peers have a beta of 0.82, meaning that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for BlackBerry Limited and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackBerry Limited 3 10 4 0 2.06
BlackBerry Limited Competitors 527 1688 1852 60 2.35

BlackBerry Limited currently has a consensus price target of $9.54, indicating a potential downside of 8.05%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 31.99%. Given BlackBerry Limited’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BlackBerry Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

BlackBerry Limited beats its peers 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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