Ringcentral (RNG) versus Its Peers Head to Head Review

Ringcentral (NYSE: RNG) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Ringcentral to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ringcentral and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ringcentral $432.57 million -$12.96 million -106.54
Ringcentral Competitors $1.27 billion $344.87 million 33.68

Ringcentral’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ringcentral. Ringcentral is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Ringcentral has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ringcentral’s peers have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ringcentral and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ringcentral -6.77% -19.59% -10.51%
Ringcentral Competitors -24.56% -412.83% -8.08%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ringcentral and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ringcentral 0 3 10 0 2.77
Ringcentral Competitors 514 2400 4038 134 2.54

Ringcentral currently has a consensus target price of $39.17, indicating a potential downside of 5.74%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 8.31%. Given Ringcentral’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ringcentral has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.2% of Ringcentral shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of Ringcentral shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.6% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ringcentral peers beat Ringcentral on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Ringcentral

RingCentral, Inc. is a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for businesses to support modern communications. The Company’s cloud-based business communications solutions provide a single user identity across multiple locations and devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal computers (PCs) and desk phones, and allow for communication across multiple channels, including high definition (HD) voice, video, short messaging service (SMS), messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and fax. The Company’s products include RingCentral Office, RingCentral Professional, RingCentral Fax, RingCentral Contact Center and RingCentral Glip. RingCentral Office is a multi-user, enterprise-grade communications solution. RingCentral Professional is an inbound call routing subscription with additional text and fax capabilities targeting smaller deployments, and RingCentral Fax is an Internet fax subscription that permits sending and receiving faxes over the Internet.

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