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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Sonim Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 currently has a consensus price target 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 probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Sonim Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sonim Technologies and its peers top-line 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.5% of Sonim Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.1% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are owned by 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.

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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