XG Technology (XGTI) and Its Peers Critical Comparison

XG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare XG Technology to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares XG Technology and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XG Technology -20.76% -26.16% -15.69%
XG Technology Competitors -4.31% -9.84% -1.17%

Risk and Volatility

XG Technology has a beta of -0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 172% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XG Technology’s peers have a beta of 1.12, suggesting that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for XG Technology and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XG Technology 0 0 2 0 3.00
XG Technology Competitors 384 2448 4018 159 2.56

XG Technology currently has a consensus target price of $3.75, suggesting a potential upside of 125.90%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 17.26%. Given XG Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe XG Technology is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.3% of XG Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of XG Technology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares XG Technology and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
XG Technology $6.57 million -$20.90 million N/A
XG Technology Competitors $3.30 billion $346.31 million -138.19

XG Technology’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than XG Technology.

Summary

XG Technology peers beat XG Technology on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

XG Technology Company Profile

xG Technology, Inc. develops a portfolio of intellectual property, which is embedded in its software algorithms that offer cognitive interference mitigation and spectrum access solutions for a range of applications using commercial off the shelf devices. The Company is a provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for use in a range of environments. The Company markets its technology solutions across three business units: Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), Vislink Communication Systems and xMax. The Company offers a range of frequency-agnostic cognitive radio solutions. It focuses on various industries across the world, such as telecommunications, cable, defense and public safety, municipal governments, critical infrastructure and markets ranging from rural to urban areas and expeditionary deployments.

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