Comparing ARRIS International PLC (ARRS) & Its Rivals

ARRIS International PLC (NASDAQ: ARRS) is one of 67 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare ARRIS International PLC to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.8% of ARRIS International PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of ARRIS International PLC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares ARRIS International PLC and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ARRIS International PLC 1.90% 13.97% 5.79%
ARRIS International PLC Competitors -1.68% -6.44% 0.52%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ARRIS International PLC and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ARRIS International PLC $6.63 billion $732.01 million 42.68
ARRIS International PLC Competitors $2.87 billion $625.83 million 26.59

ARRIS International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. ARRIS International PLC 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for ARRIS International PLC and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ARRIS International PLC 0 2 7 0 2.78
ARRIS International PLC Competitors 472 2687 4045 194 2.54

ARRIS International PLC presently has a consensus price target of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.96%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 26.12%. Given ARRIS International PLC’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ARRIS International PLC has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

ARRIS International PLC has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ARRIS International PLC’s peers have a beta of 1.17, indicating that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

ARRIS International PLC beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About ARRIS International PLC

ARRIS International plc is a media entertainment and data communications solutions provider. The Company operates in two segments: Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), and Network & Cloud (N&C). The Company enables service providers, including cable, telephone, and digital broadcast satellite operators, and media programmers to deliver media, voice and Internet Protocol (IP) data services to their subscribers. It is engaged in offering set-tops, digital video and IP television (IPTV) distribution systems, broadband access infrastructure platforms, and associated data and voice CPE, which it also sells directly to consumers through retail channels. Its solutions are complemented by an array of services, including technical support, repair and refurbishment, and system design and integration. The CPE segment consists of CPE Products-Video and CPE Products-Broadband. The N&C segment consists of Infrastructure Products, Cloud Software and Global Services.

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