SMART Technologies (NASDAQ: SMT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare SMART Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares SMART Technologies and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SMART Technologies Competitors||$21.04 billion||$4.38 billion||20.35|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
11.7% of SMART Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares SMART Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|SMART Technologies Competitors||3.86%||10.24%||6.07%|
Risk and Volatility
SMART Technologies has a beta of 1.38, meaning that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SMART Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for SMART Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|SMART Technologies Competitors||267||1409||3167||116||2.63|
As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 3.99%. Given SMART Technologies’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SMART Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
SMART Technologies competitors beat SMART Technologies on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
SMART Technologies Company Profile
SMART Technologies Inc. (SMART) is a provider of technology solutions. SMART solutions include large-format displays, collaboration software and services that enable teaching, learning and work experiences in schools and workplaces. Its hardware and software products for the education market include SMART Board interactive flat panels, SMART kapp digital capture board, SMART Board interactive whiteboards, SMART Learning Suite Software, SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, SMART lab, SMART response 2, SMART amp collaborative learning software and SMART Exchange. It offers a range of visual collaboration solutions, consisting of software combined with touch-sensitive interactive displays and remote conferencing capabilities. Its hardware and software products for the enterprise market include SMART kapp iQ and SMART kapp iQ Pro, kapp digital capture board, SMART Room System for Microsoft Skype for Business, SMART Meeting Pro software and Bridgit conferencing software.
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