Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) is one of 26 public companies in the “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Avaya to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Avaya and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Avaya||$2.89 billion||-$671.00 million||3.21|
|Avaya Competitors||$717.17 million||-$49.68 million||10.25|
Risk and Volatility
Avaya has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Avaya’s competitors have a beta of 4.71, indicating that their average share price is 371% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Avaya and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Avaya presently has a consensus target price of $18.71, indicating a potential upside of 49.00%. As a group, “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies have a potential upside of 37.77%. Given Avaya’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Avaya is more favorable than its competitors.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
43.8% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Avaya shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.9% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Avaya and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Avaya beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Avaya Company Profile
Avaya Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides digital communications products, solutions, and services for businesses worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Products & Solutions, and Services. The Products & Solutions segment offers unified communications and contact center platforms, applications, and devices. It also provides an open development platform for customers and third parties to create custom applications and automated workflows for their needs; and contact center solutions that enable customers to build a customized portfolio of applications driving customer engagement and customer value. This segments communications solutions include voice, email, chat, social media, video, and performance management. The Services segment provides global support services, enterprise cloud and managed services, and professional services. The company also delivers cloud business communications services and solutions to connect with customers. Avaya Holdings Corp. sells directly through its sales force, as well as indirectly through its network of channel partners, including distributors, service providers, dealers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and business partners. The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
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