Comparing Emulex (ELX) & Its Rivals
Emulex (NYSE: ELX) is one of 65 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Emulex to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
60.1% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.7% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Emulex and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Emulex and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 13.58%. Given Emulex’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Emulex has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Emulex and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Emulex Competitors||$3.31 billion||$373.33 million||-46.53|
Emulex’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Emulex. Emulex 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.
Emulex peers beat Emulex on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
Emulex Company Profile
Emulex Corporation (Emulex) is a provider of network connectivity, monitoring and management products. It provides solutions for networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications sectors. The Company’s portfolio of input/output (I/O) connectivity offerings, including the line of Ethernet and Fiber Channel-based connectivity products, has been designed into server and storage solutions. Its monitoring and management solutions include its network visibility and recording products. The Company’s network connectivity, monitoring and management solutions are offered through two business segments: Connectivity Segment and the Visibility Segment. The Connectivity Segment comprises the Company’s Emulex products, and network connectivity products (NCP) and storage connectivity and other products (SCOP). Its Visibility Segment comprises its Network Visibility Products (NVP).
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