Sonim Technologies (NASDAQ: SONM) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Sonim Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Sonim Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sonim Technologies 0 2 4 0 2.67
Sonim Technologies Competitors 225 673 1101 53 2.48

Sonim Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $6.92, suggesting a potential upside of 668.52%. As a group, “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies have a potential upside of 63.96%. Given Sonim Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sonim Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.5% of Sonim Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are held by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sonim Technologies and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sonim Technologies $116.25 million -$25.83 million -0.84
Sonim Technologies Competitors $1.07 billion -$9.24 million -22.86

Sonim Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sonim Technologies. Sonim Technologies 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.

Profitability

This table compares Sonim Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sonim Technologies -23.56% -100.81% -29.91%
Sonim Technologies Competitors -102.34% -14.21% -5.29%

Summary

Sonim Technologies peers beat Sonim Technologies on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Sonim Technologies

Sonim Technologies, Inc. provides ruggedized mobile phones and accessories for task workers. It offers ruggedized mobile phones, such as Sonim XP8, Sonim XP5s, and Sonim XP3 based on the Android platform that are capable of attaching to public and private wireless networks; industrial-grade accessories, including remote speaker microphones, multi-bay charging accessories, and in-vehicle hands-free voice communications solutions; and cloud-based software and application services. Sonim Technologies, Inc. sells its mobile phones and accessories primarily to wireless carriers in the United States and Canada. The company was formerly known as NaviSpin.com, Inc. and changed its name to Sonim Technologies, Inc. in December 2001. Sonim Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

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