Extreme Networks (EXTR) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Contrast

Extreme Networks (NASDAQ: EXTR) is one of 25 public companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Extreme Networks to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Extreme Networks and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Extreme Networks 0 0 5 0 3.00
Extreme Networks Competitors 306 1739 2316 87 2.49

Extreme Networks currently has a consensus target price of $16.70, suggesting a potential upside of 53.35%. As a group, “Computer & office equipment” companies have a potential upside of 3.68%. Given Extreme Networks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Extreme Networks is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Extreme Networks -2.72% 44.24% 8.63%
Extreme Networks Competitors -2.03% -4.50% 3.28%

Volatility & Risk

Extreme Networks has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Extreme Networks’ rivals have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.4% of Extreme Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Extreme Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Extreme Networks and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Extreme Networks $598.12 million -$8.51 million 32.03
Extreme Networks Competitors $12.01 billion $456.58 million 19.55

Extreme Networks’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Extreme Networks. Extreme Networks is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Extreme Networks beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. provides software-driven networking solutions for enterprise customers worldwide. The company designs, develops, and manufactures wired and wireless network infrastructure equipment; and develops the software for network management, policy, analytics, security, and access controls. It offers edge/access Ethernet switching systems that delivers Ethernet connectivity for edge of the network; aggregation/core Ethernet switching systems for aggregation, top-of-rack, and campus core environments; data center switching systems for enterprises and cloud data centers; and wireless access point products, as well as distributed Wi-Fi networks. The company also provides ExtremeControl, a network access control solution that allows the enterprises to unify the security of their wired and wireless networks with visibility and control over users, devices, and applications; and ExtremeAnalytics, a network-powered application analytics and optimization solution, which captures, aggregates, analyzes, correlates, and reports network data that enables in decision making and enhancing business performance. In addition, it offers ExtremeCloud, a wired and wireless cloud network management solution, which offers advanced visibility and control over users and applications. The company sells and markets its products through distributors, resellers, and field sales organizations. It serves enterprises and organizations in education, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, and logistics, as well as government agencies. Extreme Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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