Head-To-Head Comparison: ClearOne Incoprorated (CLRO) and Its Rivals

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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6.7% of ClearOne Incoprorated shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.1% of shares of all “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.5% of ClearOne Incoprorated shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for ClearOne Incoprorated and its peers, as reported 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 4405 211 2.53

ClearOne Incoprorated currently has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 10.39%. As a group, “TELECOMM EQUIP” companies have a potential upside of 10.42%. Given ClearOne Incoprorated’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ClearOne Incoprorated has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares ClearOne Incoprorated and its peers’ 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%

Dividends

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 1.8% and pay out 78.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. ClearOne Incoprorated is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

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 peers have a beta of 1.72, meaning that their average stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ClearOne Incoprorated and its peers top-line 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 $30.90 million 28.08

ClearOne Incoprorated’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ClearOne Incoprorated. ClearOne Incoprorated 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.

Summary

ClearOne Incoprorated beats its peers 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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