Vocera Communications (NYSE: VCRA) is one of 67 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Vocera Communications to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Vocera Communications and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vocera Communications||$144.51 million||-$12.09 million||-32.07|
|Vocera Communications Competitors||$2.87 billion||$625.82 million||26.45|
Vocera Communications’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Vocera Communications. Vocera Communications 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.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
64.0% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Vocera Communications shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Vocera Communications has a beta of -0.29, meaning that its share price is 129% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vocera Communications’ peers have a beta of 1.17, meaning that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Vocera Communications and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Vocera Communications Competitors||-1.68%||-6.44%||0.51%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Vocera Communications and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Vocera Communications Competitors||472||2690||4049||194||2.54|
Vocera Communications presently has a consensus target price of $29.60, suggesting a potential upside of 2.56%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 26.35%. Given Vocera Communications’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vocera Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Vocera Communications peers beat Vocera Communications on 10 of the 12 factors compared.
Vocera Communications Company Profile
Vocera Communications, Inc. is a provider of communication solutions for mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, education and other industries. The Company’s segments include Product and Service. The Company’s solutions include the Vocera Communication System, Vocera Care Experience, Vocera Engage integration platform, smartphone applications and its Experience Innovation Network. The Company’s Vocera Communication System consists of a software platform that connects communication devices, including its hands-free, wearable, voice-controlled communication badges, and third-party mobile devices that use its software applications to become part of the Vocera system. Its Vocera Collaboration Suite combines calling, texting, alerting and content distribution capabilities of Vocera into a smartphone application. Its Vocera Secure Texting is an alternative to non-secure short message service (SMS) texting.
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