Comparing j2 Global (JCOM) & The Competition
j2 Global (NASDAQ: JCOM) is one of 45 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare j2 Global to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares j2 Global and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|j2 Global Competitors||3.04%||4.12%||2.48%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares j2 Global and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|j2 Global||$874.26 million||$152.43 million||27.95|
|j2 Global Competitors||$16.60 billion||$1.32 billion||121.48|
j2 Global’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than j2 Global. j2 Global 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.
Volatility & Risk
j2 Global has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, j2 Global’s rivals have a beta of 0.94, indicating that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.
j2 Global pays an annual dividend of $1.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. j2 Global pays out 58.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 609.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for j2 Global and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|j2 Global Competitors||488||1616||1844||65||2.37|
j2 Global currently has a consensus price target of $101.75, suggesting a potential upside of 34.84%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 50.81%. Given j2 Global’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe j2 Global has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
60.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of j2 Global shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
j2 Global rivals beat j2 Global on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About j2 Global
j2 Global, Inc. is a provider of services delivered through the Internet. The Company provides cloud services to businesses of all sizes, from individuals to enterprises. The Company operates in two segments: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Company’s Digital Media business segment consists of the Web properties and business operations of Ziff Davis, Inc. (Ziff Davis). The Company’s cloud services and solutions include fax, voice and unified communications, email and customer relationship management, online backup, global network and operations, and customer support services. In February 2013, it acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc. On November 9, 2012, the Company acquired Ziff Davis. Effective March 18, 2013, it acquired MetroFax Inc. In April 2013, the Company acquired Backup Connect BV.
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