Financial Review: Lantronix (LTRX) versus The Competition

Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX) is one of 65 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Lantronix to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Lantronix has a beta of -0.24, suggesting that its stock price is 124% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lantronix’s rivals have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Lantronix $44.73 million -$270,000.00 -38.40
Lantronix Competitors $3.30 billion $346.33 million 19.50

Lantronix’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Lantronix. Lantronix 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

17.9% of Lantronix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 52.4% of Lantronix shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by company 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lantronix -1.83% 2.39% 1.64%
Lantronix Competitors -1.57% -7.64% 0.21%

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lantronix 0 0 1 0 3.00
Lantronix Competitors 388 2533 4076 165 2.56

Lantronix presently has a consensus price target of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 108.33%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 16.05%. Given Lantronix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Lantronix is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Lantronix beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Lantronix Company Profile

Lantronix, Inc. is a provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of things (IoT) and information technology (IT) assets. The Company organizes its products and solutions into three product lines, including IoT, IT Management and Other. Its IoT products consist of IoT Gateways and IoT Building Blocks. The Company’s IT Management product line includes console management, power management and keyboard video mouse (KVM), products that provide remote out-of-band management (OOBM) access to IT and networking infrastructure deployed in test labs, data centers and server rooms. Its Other product line includes non-focus products, such as the xPrintServer, xSenso and WiBox. Its connectivity solutions serves a range of industries, including data center, medical, security, environmental and government. The Company conducts its business in approximately three geographic regions, including the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).

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