Reviewing Bandwidth (BAND) and Its Competitors

Bandwidth (NASDAQ: BAND) is one of 46 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Bandwidth to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Bandwidth and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bandwidth 0 0 5 0 3.00
Bandwidth Competitors 617 1678 1996 65 2.35

Bandwidth presently has a consensus price target of $29.80, suggesting a potential upside of 29.12%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 39.04%. Given Bandwidth’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bandwidth has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Bandwidth and its competitors’ 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 2.30% -1.93% 1.93%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.9% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bandwidth and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bandwidth $152.13 million $22.35 million 28.15
Bandwidth Competitors $16.60 billion $1.32 billion 30.68

Bandwidth’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Bandwidth. Bandwidth is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Bandwidth competitors beat Bandwidth on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Bandwidth

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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