Reviewing Netgear (NTGR) and Its Rivals

Netgear (NASDAQ: NTGR) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Netgear to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

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Netgear has a beta of 1.91, indicating that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Netgear’s rivals have a beta of 4.41, indicating that their average stock price is 341% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Netgear 1.38% 9.92% 6.63%
Netgear Competitors -85.81% -14.75% -6.88%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Netgear and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Netgear $1.41 billion $19.43 million 25.04
Netgear Competitors $662.53 million $72.39 million 35.01

Netgear has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Netgear 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

97.5% of Netgear shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.0% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Netgear shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Netgear and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Netgear 0 0 3 0 3.00
Netgear Competitors 275 768 889 41 2.35

Netgear presently has a consensus target price of $74.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.37%. As a group, “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies have a potential upside of 23.37%. Given Netgear’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Netgear is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Netgear beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Netgear

NETGEAR, Inc. designs, develops, and markets networking and Internet connected products for consumers, businesses, and service providers. The company operates in three segments: Arlo, Connected Home, and Small and Medium Business. It offers smart home/connected home/broadband access products, such as remote video security systems, broadband modems, WiFi gateways, WiFi hotspots, WiFi routers and home WiFi systems, WiFi range extenders, Powerline adapters and bridges, and WiFi network adapters. The company also provides Ethernet switches, wireless controllers and access points, unified storage products, and Internet security appliances for small and medium-sized businesses. It markets and sells its products through traditional retailers, online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value-added resellers, and broadband service providers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. NETGEAR, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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