Head to Head Survey: ClearOne Incoprorated (CLRO) and The Competition

ClearOne Incoprorated (NASDAQ: CLRO) is one of 94 public companies in the “TELECOMM EQUIP” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare ClearOne Incoprorated to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

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ClearOne Incoprorated pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. ClearOne Incoprorated pays out -20.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 78.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. ClearOne Incoprorated is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ClearOne Incoprorated and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ClearOne Incoprorated 0 0 1 0 3.00
ClearOne Incoprorated Competitors 601 2822 4403 211 2.53

ClearOne Incoprorated presently has a consensus target price of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 10.39%. As a group, “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies have a potential upside of 11.28%. Given ClearOne Incoprorated’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ClearOne Incoprorated has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares ClearOne Incoprorated and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ClearOne Incoprorated -26.92% 0.22% 0.19%
ClearOne Incoprorated Competitors -74.27% -7.27% -3.30%

Risk and Volatility

ClearOne Incoprorated has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ClearOne Incoprorated’s rivals have a beta of 1.72, meaning that their average stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ClearOne Incoprorated and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ClearOne Incoprorated $48.64 million $2.44 million -5.70
ClearOne Incoprorated Competitors $2.14 billion $30.88 million 28.08

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.7% of ClearOne Incoprorated shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.3% of shares of all “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.5% of ClearOne Incoprorated shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.7% of shares of all “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

ClearOne Incoprorated beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About ClearOne Incoprorated

ClearOne, Inc. (ClearOne) is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for audio/voice and visual communications. The Company designs, develops, markets and services a line of conferencing products for personal use, as well as traditional tabletop, mid-tier professional products for large, medium and small businesses. The Company’s end users range from companies and institutions to small and medium-sized businesses, higher education and government organizations, as well as individual consumers. The Company sells its commercial products to end users primarily through a network of independent distributors, who in turn sells its products to dealers, systems integrators and other resellers. Its products are categorized into the Professional audio communication products; Unified communications audio end points, and Visual communication products. The Company’s products include CONVERGE Pro, INTERACT and MAX.

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