XG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) is one of 65 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare XG Technology to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for XG Technology and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XG Technology 0 0 2 0 3.00
XG Technology Competitors 386 2534 4083 165 2.56

XG Technology presently has a consensus target price of $3.75, indicating a potential upside of 128.66%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 13.23%. Given XG Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe XG Technology is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.3% of XG Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of XG Technology shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

XG Technology has a beta of -0.84, meaning that its stock price is 184% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XG Technology’s competitors have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares XG Technology and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XG Technology -20.76% -26.16% -15.69%
XG Technology Competitors -3.91% -9.20% -0.95%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares XG Technology and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
XG Technology $6.57 million -$20.90 million N/A
XG Technology Competitors $3.30 billion $346.31 million -145.60

XG Technology’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than XG Technology.

Summary

XG Technology competitors beat XG Technology on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

XG Technology Company Profile

xG Technology, Inc. develops a portfolio of intellectual property, which is embedded in its software algorithms that offer cognitive interference mitigation and spectrum access solutions for a range of applications using commercial off the shelf devices. The Company is a provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for use in a range of environments. The Company markets its technology solutions across three business units: Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), Vislink Communication Systems and xMax. The Company offers a range of frequency-agnostic cognitive radio solutions. It focuses on various industries across the world, such as telecommunications, cable, defense and public safety, municipal governments, critical infrastructure and markets ranging from rural to urban areas and expeditionary deployments.

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