Crossroads Systems (NASDAQ: CRDS) is one of 24 public companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Crossroads Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.
Risk & Volatility
Crossroads Systems has a beta of 2.75, suggesting that its stock price is 175% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crossroads Systems’ peers have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
7.5% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.5% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.4% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Crossroads Systems and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crossroads Systems Competitors||$1.21 billion||$52.42 million||-45.43|
Crossroads Systems’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Crossroads Systems. Crossroads Systems 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.
This table compares Crossroads Systems and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Crossroads Systems Competitors||-41.15%||-17.30%||-7.73%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Crossroads Systems and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Crossroads Systems Competitors||49||248||424||13||2.55|
As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 15.63%. Given Crossroads Systems’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Crossroads Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Crossroads Systems peers beat Crossroads Systems on 6 of the 8 factors compared.
Crossroads Systems Company Profile
Crossroads Systems, Inc. is an intellectual property licensing company. The Company’s intellectual property assets are identified in two distinct categories: the first category is known as the 972 patent family and the second category is known as the non-972 patents. As of October 31, 2016, the 972 patent family consisted of 31 patents and pending patents that are primarily concentrated around access controls. As of October 31, 2016, the non-972 patents consisted of 140 patents and pending patents that are primarily directed to five product families: optimizing command processing, enabling interoperability, managing networks, enhancing tape libraries and improving data systems. As of October 31, 2016, approximately 50 companies have licensed 972 patents from the Company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Crossroads Systems (Texas), Inc. and Crossroads Europe GmbH.
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