Avaya (AVYAQ) & Its Rivals Critical Analysis

Defense World ·  04/13 13:52

Avaya (NYSE:AVYAQ – Get Rating) is one of 426 publicly-traded companies in the "Prepackaged software" industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Avaya to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.8% of Avaya shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of shares of all "Prepackaged software" companies are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Avaya shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of shares of all "Prepackaged software" companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Avaya $2.97 billion -$13.00 million 0.00
Avaya Competitors $1.88 billion $229.89 million 7.38

Avaya has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Avaya is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avaya 0 0 0 0 N/A
Avaya Competitors 1912 12725 26417 608 2.62

As a group, "Prepackaged software" companies have a potential upside of 16.15%. Given Avaya's rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Avaya has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Avaya has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Avaya's rivals have a beta of 0.39, meaning that their average share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Avaya and its rivals' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avaya N/A N/A N/A
Avaya Competitors -29.28% -103.91% -9.51%


Avaya beats its rivals on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Avaya

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Avaya Holdings Corp. is a global provider of digital communication products, solutions, and services for businesses. It operates through the following segments: Products & Solutions and Services. The Products & Solutions segment develops, markets and sells unified communications and collaboration and contact center solutions, offered on-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid solution. These integrate multiple forms of communications including telephony, email, instant messaging, and video. The Services segment develops, markets, and sells comprehensive end-to-end global service offerings that enable customers to evaluate, plan, design, implement, monitor, manage and optimize complex enterprise communications networks. The company was founded on June 1, 2007 and is headquartered in Morristown, NJ.

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