Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
91.6% of Juniper Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.3% of Black Box shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Juniper Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of Black Box shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Juniper Networks and Black Box, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Juniper Networks currently has a consensus price target of $27.85, indicating a potential upside of 1.57%. Given Juniper Networks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Juniper Networks is more favorable than Black Box.
Risk & Volatility
Juniper Networks has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Box has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Juniper Networks and Black Box’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Juniper Networks pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Black Box does not pay a dividend. Juniper Networks pays out 41.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Juniper Networks and Black Box’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Juniper Networks||$5.03 billion||1.90||$306.20 million||$1.73||15.85|
|Black Box||$855.70 million||0.04||-$7.05 million||N/A||N/A|
Juniper Networks has higher revenue and earnings than Black Box.
Juniper Networks beats Black Box on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. The company offers various routing products, such as ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that functions as a universal edge platform; PTX series packet transport routers; cloud customer premises equipment; and NorthStar controllers. It also provides switching products, including EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation, and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus and data center environments; and QFX series of core, spine, and top-of-rack data center switches. In addition, the company offers security products comprising SRX series services gateways for the data centers; Branch SRX family that includes SRX300 Series and SRX1500, which provides integrated firewall capabilities; vSRX Virtual Firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; and Sky Advanced Threat Prevention, a cloud-based service for static and dynamic analysis. Further, it offers Junos OS, a network operating system; Contrail networking and cloud platform, which provides an open-source and standards-based platform for SDN and NFV; Junos Space, a network management platform for creating network management applications that include network director, services activation director, security director, edge services director, service now, and service insight; and AppFormix, an optimization and management software platform for public, private, and hybrid clouds. Additionally, the company provides technical support and professional services, as well as education and training programs. It sells its products through direct sales, distributors, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturer partners to end-users in the cloud, telecom/cable, and strategic enterprise markets. Juniper Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
About Black Box
Black Box Corporation provides digital technology solutions that assist its customers to design, build, manage, and secure their IT infrastructure. It offers IT infrastructure, specialty networking, multimedia, and keyboard/video/mouse switching products. The company also provides communications lifecycle, unified communications, structured cabling, video/AV, in-building wireless, and data center services. It distributes its products and services primarily through value-added resellers, direct marketing manufacturers, mass merchandisers, Web retailers, manufacturers, large system integrators, and other technical services companies. It serves government, healthcare, business services, manufacturing, retail, technology, banking, and other industries worldwide. Black Box Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lawrence, Pennsylvania.
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