Lantronix (LTRX) & Its Peers Critical Comparison

Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX) is one of 67 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Lantronix to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lantronix and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Lantronix $44.73 million $657,000.00 -106.00
Lantronix Competitors $2.88 billion $624.22 million 27.03

Lantronix’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Lantronix. Lantronix 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lantronix -0.62% 2.55% 1.76%
Lantronix Competitors -2.34% -6.05% 0.16%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

17.5% of Lantronix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by institutional investors. 52.4% of Lantronix shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Lantronix has a beta of -0.11, meaning that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lantronix’s peers have a beta of 1.17, meaning that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Lantronix and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lantronix 0 0 1 0 3.00
Lantronix Competitors 369 2413 3942 157 2.56

Lantronix currently has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 88.68%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 22.16%. Given Lantronix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Lantronix is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Lantronix beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Lantronix Company Profile

Lantronix, Inc. is a provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of things (IoT) and information technology (IT) assets. The Company organizes its products and solutions into three product lines, including IoT, IT Management and Other. Its IoT products consist of IoT Gateways and IoT Building Blocks. The Company’s IT Management product line includes console management, power management and keyboard video mouse (KVM), products that provide remote out-of-band management (OOBM) access to IT and networking infrastructure deployed in test labs, data centers and server rooms. Its Other product line includes non-focus products, such as the xPrintServer, xSenso and WiBox. Its connectivity solutions serves a range of industries, including data center, medical, security, environmental and government. The Company conducts its business in approximately three geographic regions, including the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).

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