Emulex (ELX) vs. Its Competitors Financial Review

Emulex (NYSE: ELX) is one of 67 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Emulex to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.


This table compares Emulex and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Emulex -61.34% -54.64% -34.34%
Emulex Competitors -3.43% -9.38% -0.95%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Emulex and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Emulex 0 0 0 0 N/A
Emulex Competitors 464 2621 4187 171 2.55

As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 14.74%. Given Emulex’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Emulex has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.0% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Emulex and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Emulex N/A N/A -8.32
Emulex Competitors $3.24 billion $366.48 million -82.01

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


Emulex rivals beat Emulex on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Emulex

Emulex Corporation (Emulex) is a provider of network connectivity, monitoring and management products. It provides solutions for networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications sectors. The Company’s portfolio of input/output (I/O) connectivity offerings, including the line of Ethernet and Fiber Channel-based connectivity products, has been designed into server and storage solutions. Its monitoring and management solutions include its network visibility and recording products. The Company’s network connectivity, monitoring and management solutions are offered through two business segments: Connectivity Segment and the Visibility Segment. The Connectivity Segment comprises the Company’s Emulex products, and network connectivity products (NCP) and storage connectivity and other products (SCOP). Its Visibility Segment comprises its Network Visibility Products (NVP).

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