Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) is one of 32 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Ruckus Wireless to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ruckus Wireless and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ruckus Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ruckus Wireless Competitors 546 1714 1903 65 2.35

As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 22.69%. Given Ruckus Wireless’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ruckus Wireless has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Ruckus Wireless and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ruckus Wireless -0.92% -1.17% -0.88%
Ruckus Wireless Competitors -349.18% 0.38% -2.97%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.1% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ruckus Wireless and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ruckus Wireless N/A N/A 257.40
Ruckus Wireless Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -257.98

Ruckus Wireless’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ruckus Wireless. Ruckus Wireless 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.

Summary

Ruckus Wireless peers beat Ruckus Wireless on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Ruckus Wireless Company Profile

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a supplier of advanced (Wi-Fi) solutions. The Company’s solutions, which it call Smart Wi-Fi, are used by service providers and enterprises to solve a range of network capacity, coverage and reliability challenges associated with wireless traffic demands. It operates through selling controllers and access points along with related software and services segment. The Company markets and sells its products and technology through a network of channel partners to a variety of service providers and enterprises around the world. Its Smart Wi-Fi solutions offer features and functionality, such as enhanced reliability, extended range and scalability. Its products include controllers, indoor and outdoor access points, wireless bridges, controller software platforms, software management solutions, including reporting and analytics, and Wi-Fi-related cloud services, such as location-based positioning, and certificate-based security and on-boarding of Wi-Fi devices.

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