Head to Head Analysis: Boxlight (BOXL) vs. Its Competitors

Boxlight (NASDAQ: BOXL) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Boxlight to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Boxlight and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boxlight 0 0 2 0 3.00
Boxlight Competitors 415 1213 1390 63 2.36

Boxlight presently has a consensus price target of $4.25, indicating a potential upside of 201.42%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 21.89%. Given Boxlight’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Boxlight is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boxlight -22.74% -172.34% -24.49%
Boxlight Competitors 617.63% -60.50% 4.70%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.4% of Boxlight shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.7% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of Boxlight shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Boxlight and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Boxlight $33.03 million -$9.40 million -1.60
Boxlight Competitors $529.15 million $37.42 million 47.19

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

Volatility and Risk

Boxlight has a beta of 4.19, meaning that its stock price is 319% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Boxlight’s peers have a beta of 0.58, meaning that their average stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Boxlight peers beat Boxlight on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Boxlight Company Profile

Boxlight Corporation, an education technology company, develops, sells, and services interactive classroom solutions for the education market worldwide. The company provides a range of interactive classroom technology products primarily targeted at the K-12 education market. Its products include interactive projectors, interactive flat panel displays, interactive touch projectors, touchboards, and MimioTeach that could turn any whiteboard interactive; and accessory document cameras, teacher pads for remote control, and assessment systems. The company also offers MimioStudio Interactive Instructional Software that enables the creation, editing, and presentation of interactive instructional lessons and activities; and MimioMobile, a software accessory for MimioStudio. In addition, it offers interactive touch tables and whiteboards; and peripherals and accessories, such as amplified speaker systems, mobile carts, installation accessories, and wall-mount accessories for interactive and standard projectors, and LED flat panels. Further, the company distributes interactive projectors and LED flat panels; and science, technology, engineering, and math data logging products. The company was formerly known as Logical Choice Corporation. Boxlight Corporation was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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