Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW) is one of 187 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Limelight Networks to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Limelight Networks and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Limelight Networks Competitors||773||4707||7473||180||2.54|
Volatility & Risk
Limelight Networks has a beta of 2.54, indicating that its stock price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Limelight Networks’ rivals have a beta of 1.14, indicating that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
70.0% of Limelight Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 37.6% of Limelight Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Limelight Networks and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Limelight Networks Competitors||-22.30%||-272.14%||-5.00%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Limelight Networks and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Limelight Networks||$168.23 million||-$73.92 million||-47.00|
|Limelight Networks Competitors||$2.79 billion||$288.44 million||323.56|
Limelight Networks’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Limelight Networks. Limelight Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Limelight Networks beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
Limelight Networks Company Profile
Limelight Networks, Inc. operates a distributed network and provides a suite of integrated services marketed as the Limelight Orchestrate Platform. The Company is engaged in providing content delivery and related services and solutions for global businesses to help them deliver their digital content across Internet, mobile, and social channels. Its services include content delivery services, mobile delivery services, video content management services, performance services, cloud-based storage services and cloud-based content security services. Its solutions include software and device manufacturers, media and broadcasters, and gaming. Limelight services incorporate content and application security, file management, video transformation, distributed storage functionality, and the analytics and reporting associated with them. The Company operates in three geographic areas: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific.
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