RPX (RPXC) versus The Competition Head to Head Survey

RPX (NASDAQ: RPXC) is one of 24 public companies in the “Patent owners & lessors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare RPX to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.

Dividends

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RPX pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. As a group, “Patent owners & lessors” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 31.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares RPX and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
RPX $330.46 million -$79.14 million N/A
RPX Competitors $172.04 million $8.49 million 5.61

RPX has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.8% of RPX shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.4% of shares of all “Patent owners & lessors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of RPX shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.6% of shares of all “Patent owners & lessors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for RPX and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RPX 1 1 1 0 2.00
RPX Competitors 70 278 573 9 2.56

RPX presently has a consensus target price of $14.33, suggesting a potential upside of 26.73%. As a group, “Patent owners & lessors” companies have a potential upside of 12.75%. Given RPX’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe RPX is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RPX -23.95% 6.17% 4.24%
RPX Competitors -139.67% -94.16% -61.27%

Volatility & Risk

RPX has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RPX’s competitors have a beta of 1.82, suggesting that their average share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

RPX beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About RPX

RPX Corporation provides patent risk management and discovery services in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and internationally. It offers a subscription-based patent risk management service that facilitates exchanges of value between owners and users of patents. The company also provides a defensive patent aggregation in which it acquires patent assets to offer clients with sub-licenses; and underwrites patent infringement liability insurance policies to insure against certain costs of litigation. In addition, it offers its clients with access to its proprietary patent market intelligence and data. Further, the company provides a range of technology-enabled services, including data collection and forensics, data processing and analytics, data hosting, project management, data production, and document review services to streamline the administration of litigation matters, internal and external investigations, regulatory compliance, and other matters. Its clients include companies that design, make, or sell technology-based products and services, as well as companies that use technology in their businesses; and corporations and law firms. RPX Corporation was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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