Xunlei (NASDAQ: XNET) is one of 184 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Xunlei to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Xunlei has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xunlei’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Xunlei and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xunlei -29.18% -12.38% -9.69%
Xunlei Competitors -20.60% -276.48% -4.94%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Xunlei and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Xunlei $156.16 million -$24.11 million -19.23
Xunlei Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 329.45

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.5% of Xunlei shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Xunlei and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xunlei 0 0 0 0 N/A
Xunlei Competitors 747 4631 7378 165 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 9.37%. Given Xunlei’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xunlei has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Xunlei rivals beat Xunlei on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Xunlei Company Profile

Xunlei Limited (Xunlei) is a cloud-based acceleration technology company. The Company operates an Internet platform in China based on cloud computing to enable users to access, manage and consume digital media content. The Company’s segment is the operation of its online media platform. The Company’s products and services include Xunlei Accelerator, which enables users to accelerate digital transmission over the Internet, and cloud acceleration subscription services, which offer user services for speed and reliability. The Company’s Xunlei Accelerator allows users to accelerate digital transmission over the Internet. Xunlei Accelerator also bridges users with diverse needs to other services it offers, such as Xunlei Media Player, which supports both online and offline video watching, and its various online games, including Web games and massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), by recommending and providing links to these services on its user interface.

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