Aerohive Networks (HIVE) versus Its Rivals Financial Contrast

Aerohive Networks (NYSE: HIVE) is one of 63 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Aerohive Networks to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aerohive Networks -17.00% -103.45% -18.90%
Aerohive Networks Competitors -1.83% -8.38% 0.02%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

45.9% of Aerohive Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.2% of Aerohive Networks shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Aerohive Networks and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Aerohive Networks $169.82 million -$36.91 million -9.33
Aerohive Networks Competitors $3.30 billion $346.33 million 68.26

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

Risk and Volatility

Aerohive Networks has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aerohive Networks’ competitors have a beta of 1.08, indicating that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Aerohive Networks and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aerohive Networks 0 1 4 0 2.80
Aerohive Networks Competitors 377 2420 4001 159 2.57

Aerohive Networks currently has a consensus target price of $6.31, indicating a potential upside of 32.56%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 13.21%. Given Aerohive Networks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Aerohive Networks is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Aerohive Networks competitors beat Aerohive Networks on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, has designed and developed a cloud-managed mobile networking platform that enables enterprises to deploy and manage a mobile-centric network edge. Its portfolio of products and solutions is built around sets of technologies and solutions, which include Enterprise Cloud Networking, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Connectivity and Application and Insights. It conducts its business in geographic regions, including Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. Its product portfolio includes hardware products, cloud-based network management and applications, and support services. Its hardware products include access points, branch routers and access switches. Its hardware products are developed by its hardware design team working in conjunction with original design manufacturer partners, and leverage the commercially available Wi-Fi radios, network processors, crypto accelerators and switching chips.

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