Critical Contrast: Procera Networks (PKT) and The Competition

Procera Networks (NASDAQ: PKT) is one of 176 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Procera Networks to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Procera Networks has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Procera Networks’ competitors have a beta of 1.17, meaning that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Procera Networks and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Procera Networks N/A N/A -10.65
Procera Networks Competitors $2.93 billion $308.24 million 366.44

Procera Networks’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Procera Networks. Procera Networks 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

61.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.2% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Procera Networks and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Procera Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A
Procera Networks Competitors 768 4576 7386 181 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 11.11%. Given Procera Networks’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Procera Networks has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Procera Networks and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Procera Networks -16.09% -10.44% -8.57%
Procera Networks Competitors -21.38% -286.79% -4.81%

Summary

Procera Networks competitors beat Procera Networks on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

Procera Networks Company Profile

Procera Networks, Inc. is a provider of subscriber experience assurance (SEA) solutions designed for network operators around the world. The Company’s PacketLogic solutions enable network operators to gain insights, make decisions, and take actions to ensure a quality experience for Internet connected devices. Network operators deploy its technology to gain insights on their subscribers and networks, make decisions on service packaging and then deliver those solutions to subscribers connected to their network. Its network operator customers include service provider customers and enterprises. Its service provider customers include mobile service providers and broadband service providers, which include cable multiple system operators (MSOs), telecommunications companies, Wi-Fi network operators, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Its enterprise customers include educational institutions, commercial enterprises and government and municipal agencies.

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