Bandwidth (NASDAQ: BAND) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Bandwidth to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bandwidth N/A N/A N/A
Bandwidth Competitors 2.16% -1.87% 1.88%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.7% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Bandwidth and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bandwidth 0 0 5 0 3.00
Bandwidth Competitors 620 1721 2056 66 2.35

Bandwidth currently has a consensus target price of $29.80, suggesting a potential upside of 29.28%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 40.83%. Given Bandwidth’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bandwidth has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bandwidth and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bandwidth $152.13 million $22.35 million N/A
Bandwidth Competitors $15.94 billion $1.27 billion 10.57

Bandwidth’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Bandwidth.

Summary

Bandwidth rivals beat Bandwidth on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

Bandwidth Company Profile

Bandwidth Inc., formerly Bandwidth.com, Inc., is a cloud-based communications platform-as-a-service provider (CPaaS) that enables enterprises to create, scale and operate voice or text communications services across any mobile application or connected device or enterprises. The Company has two operating and reportable segments, CPaaS and Other. The Company’s solutions include a broad range of software APIs for voice and text functionality and IP voice network. The Company’s sophisticated and easy-to-use software APIs allow enterprises to enhance their products and services by incorporating advanced voice and text capabilities. The Company offers advanced monitoring, reporting and analytics, superior customer service, dedicated operating teams, and personalized support.

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