Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Juniper Networks to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Juniper Networks and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Juniper Networks||$5.03 billion||$306.20 million||14.36|
|Juniper Networks Competitors||$12.01 billion||$456.58 million||18.78|
Risk & Volatility
Juniper Networks has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Juniper Networks’ rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Juniper Networks and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Juniper Networks Competitors||-2.03%||-4.50%||3.28%|
This is a summary of recent ratings for Juniper Networks and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Juniper Networks Competitors||310||1739||2314||86||2.49|
Juniper Networks presently has a consensus target price of $28.47, suggesting a potential upside of 14.56%. As a group, “Computer & office equipment” companies have a potential upside of 7.28%. Given Juniper Networks’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Juniper Networks is more favorable than its rivals.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
95.5% of Juniper Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Juniper Networks shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Juniper Networks pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Juniper Networks pays out 41.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Computer & office equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.4% and pay out 43.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Juniper Networks rivals beat Juniper Networks on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops and sells products and services for high-performance networks to enable customers to build networks for their businesses. The Company sells its products in over 100 countries in three geographic regions: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. The Company sells its high-performance network products and service offerings across routing, switching and security. Its products address network requirements for global service providers, cloud providers, national governments, research and public sector organizations, and other enterprises. The Company offers its customers various services, including technical support, professional services, education and training programs. The Company’s Junos Platform enables its customers to expand network software into the application space, and deploy software clients to control delivery. The Junos Platform includes a range of products, such as Junos Operating System (OS) and Junos Space.
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