Ceragon Networks (CRNT) & Its Competitors Head to Head Analysis

Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ: CRNT) is one of 42 public companies in the “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Ceragon Networks to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ceragon Networks and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ceragon Networks 0 2 0 0 2.00
Ceragon Networks Competitors 284 1293 1810 100 2.49

Ceragon Networks currently has a consensus target price of $2.50, indicating a potential downside of 8.09%. As a group, “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies have a potential upside of 12.21%. Given Ceragon Networks’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ceragon Networks has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Ceragon Networks has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ceragon Networks’ peers have a beta of 1.05, suggesting that their average share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ceragon Networks and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ceragon Networks $332.03 million $15.56 million 15.11
Ceragon Networks Competitors $3.90 billion $104.43 million 14.97

Ceragon Networks’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ceragon Networks. Ceragon Networks 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

16.9% of Ceragon Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.5% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.0% of Ceragon Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Ceragon Networks and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ceragon Networks 4.69% 11.57% 5.59%
Ceragon Networks Competitors -215.99% -28.21% -15.01%

Summary

Ceragon Networks peers beat Ceragon Networks on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Ceragon Networks

Ceragon Networks Ltd. offers wireless backhaul solutions. The Company’s products include FibeAir IP-20 Platform, FibeAir IP-20 Assured Platform and Network Management. The Company provides its services to wireless service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, among others. Its solutions are deployed by over 460 service providers, as well as a range of private network owners, in over 130 countries. The Company’s FibeAir IP-20 platform offers flexibility in choosing all-outdoor, split-mount and all-indoor configurations to suit any deployment scenario. The FibeAir IP-20 platform includes product categories, such as shorthaul-access and shorthaul-aggregation. The FibeAir IP-20 Assured platform includes product categories, such as shorthaul-access, shorthaul-aggregation, small cells, longhaul and enterprise access. Its NetMaster is a Network Management System (NMS), which is designed for managing large-scale wireless backhaul networks.

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