Comparing Boxlight (BOXL) & Its Competitors

Boxlight (NASDAQ: BOXL) is one of 58 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Boxlight to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Boxlight and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boxlight 0 0 2 0 3.00
Boxlight Competitors 419 1218 1391 63 2.36

Boxlight currently has a consensus target price of $4.25, suggesting a potential upside of 193.10%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 22.64%. Given Boxlight’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Boxlight is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.4% of Boxlight shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.7% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of Boxlight shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.6% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boxlight -22.74% -172.34% -24.49%
Boxlight Competitors 617.60% -60.66% 4.69%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Boxlight $33.03 million -$9.40 million -1.65
Boxlight Competitors $529.15 million $37.42 million 45.69

Boxlight’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Boxlight. Boxlight 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 and Risk

Boxlight has a beta of 4.19, indicating that its stock price is 319% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Boxlight’s peers have a beta of 0.68, indicating that their average stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Boxlight peers beat Boxlight on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Boxlight

Boxlight Corporation, an education technology company, develops, sells, and services interactive classroom solutions for the education market worldwide. The company provides a range of interactive classroom technology products primarily targeted at the K-12 education market. Its products include interactive projectors, interactive flat panel displays, interactive touch projectors, touchboards, and MimioTeach that could turn any whiteboard interactive; and accessory document cameras, teacher pads for remote control, and assessment systems. The company also offers MimioStudio Interactive Instructional Software that enables the creation, editing, and presentation of interactive instructional lessons and activities; and MimioMobile, a software accessory for MimioStudio. In addition, it offers interactive touch tables and whiteboards; and peripherals and accessories, such as amplified speaker systems, mobile carts, installation accessories, and wall-mount accessories for interactive and standard projectors, and LED flat panels. Further, the company distributes interactive projectors and LED flat panels; and science, technology, engineering, and math data logging products. The company was formerly known as Logical Choice Corporation. Boxlight Corporation was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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