Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ: SMSI) is one of 118 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Smith Micro Software to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.
Risk & Volatility
Smith Micro Software has a beta of 0.05, suggesting that its stock price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Smith Micro Software’s competitors have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Smith Micro Software and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Smith Micro Software||$25.00 million||-$9.65 million||-1.89|
|Smith Micro Software Competitors||$1.49 billion||$438.76 million||40.78|
Smith Micro Software’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Smith Micro Software. Smith Micro Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
14.0% of Smith Micro Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.0% of Smith Micro Software shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are held 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.
This table compares Smith Micro Software and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Smith Micro Software||-49.33%||-339.18%||-49.92%|
|Smith Micro Software Competitors||-43.44%||-25.23%||-9.94%|
This is a summary of current ratings for Smith Micro Software and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Smith Micro Software||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Smith Micro Software Competitors||262||1998||4255||84||2.63|
As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.46%. Given Smith Micro Software’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Smith Micro Software has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Smith Micro Software competitors beat Smith Micro Software on 8 of the 9 factors compared.
About Smith Micro Software
Smith Micro Software, Inc. is a provider of software solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wireless and Graphics. The Company offers multi-platform, modular solutions organized into three product families, including NetWise, CommSuite and QuickLink. For mobile network operators, NetWise helps reduce cellular congestion and optimize data traffic across third-generation (3G), fourth-generation (4G) and wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks. Graphics segment includes its consumer-based products, such as Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio, MotionArtist and StuffIt. The Graphics segment develops a range of software, including graphic design and animation, compression and personal computer (PC)/Mac utilities, for consumers, professional artists and educators. The Company also offers Family Safety platform for family locator and parental controls.
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