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Ciena Competitors

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MA: $54.34
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Volume33,144 shs
Average Volume1.39 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.00 billion
P/E Ratio22.22
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.85

Competitors

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) Vs. CSCO, QCOM, PANW, MSI, FFIV, and JNPR

Should you be buying CIEN stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "communications equipment" are considered alternatives and competitors to Ciena, including Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Motorola Solutions (MSI), F5 Networks (FFIV), and Juniper Networks (JNPR).

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.0% of Ciena shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of Cisco Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Ciena shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Cisco Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ciena and Cisco Systems' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ciena$3.53 billion2.23$361.29 million$2.6519.17
Cisco Systems$49.30 billion3.87$11.21 billion$2.9215.49

Cisco Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Ciena. Cisco Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ciena, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Ciena and Cisco Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ciena051602.76
Cisco Systems015902.38

Ciena currently has a consensus target price of $58.3611, indicating a potential upside of 14.91%. Cisco Systems has a consensus target price of $48.5652, indicating a potential upside of 7.64%. Given Ciena's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Ciena is more favorable than Cisco Systems.

Volatility and Risk

Ciena has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cisco Systems has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ciena and Cisco Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ciena10.23%17.41%10.25%
Cisco Systems21.76%32.64%12.94%

Summary

Cisco Systems beats Ciena on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) and QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.0% of Ciena shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Ciena shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ciena and QUALCOMM's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ciena$3.53 billion2.23$361.29 million$2.6519.17
QUALCOMM$23.53 billion6.46$5.20 billion$3.3440.05

QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than Ciena. Ciena is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QUALCOMM, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ciena and QUALCOMM, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ciena051602.76
QUALCOMM1101912.65

Ciena presently has a consensus target price of $58.3611, indicating a potential upside of 14.91%. QUALCOMM has a consensus target price of $160.4231, indicating a potential upside of 20.08%. Given QUALCOMM's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe QUALCOMM is more favorable than Ciena.

Volatility and Risk

Ciena has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ciena and QUALCOMM's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ciena10.23%17.41%10.25%
QUALCOMM22.09%90.74%11.56%

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Ciena on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.0% of Ciena shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.8% of Palo Alto Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Ciena shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ciena and Palo Alto Networks' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ciena$3.53 billion2.23$361.29 million$2.6519.17
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion9.96$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-281.53

Ciena has higher revenue and earnings than Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ciena, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ciena and Palo Alto Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ciena051602.76
Palo Alto Networks122802.87

Ciena presently has a consensus target price of $58.3611, indicating a potential upside of 14.91%. Palo Alto Networks has a consensus target price of $381.3030, indicating a potential upside of 9.53%. Given Ciena's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Ciena is more favorable than Palo Alto Networks.

Volatility and Risk

Ciena has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ciena and Palo Alto Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ciena10.23%17.41%10.25%
Palo Alto Networks-8.36%-8.66%-1.16%

Summary

Ciena beats Palo Alto Networks on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.0% of Ciena shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Ciena shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ciena and Motorola Solutions' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ciena$3.53 billion2.23$361.29 million$2.6519.17
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion3.82$868 million$7.4423.96

Motorola Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Ciena. Ciena is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Motorola Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ciena and Motorola Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ciena051602.76
Motorola Solutions021202.86

Ciena presently has a consensus target price of $58.3611, indicating a potential upside of 14.91%. Motorola Solutions has a consensus target price of $154.0833, indicating a potential downside of 13.56%. Given Ciena's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Ciena is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Volatility and Risk

Ciena has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ciena and Motorola Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ciena10.23%17.41%10.25%
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%

Summary

Motorola Solutions beats Ciena on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) and F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.0% of Ciena shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.7% of F5 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Ciena shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ciena and F5 Networks' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ciena$3.53 billion2.23$361.29 million$2.6519.17
F5 Networks$2.35 billion4.97$307.44 million$6.6628.44

Ciena has higher revenue and earnings than F5 Networks. Ciena is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than F5 Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ciena and F5 Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ciena051602.76
F5 Networks041302.76

Ciena presently has a consensus target price of $58.3611, indicating a potential upside of 14.91%. F5 Networks has a consensus target price of $192.3889, indicating a potential upside of 1.56%. Given Ciena's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Ciena is more favorable than F5 Networks.

Volatility and Risk

Ciena has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, F5 Networks has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ciena and F5 Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ciena10.23%17.41%10.25%
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%

Summary

F5 Networks beats Ciena on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) and Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.0% of Ciena shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.3% of Juniper Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Ciena shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Juniper Networks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ciena and Juniper Networks' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ciena$3.53 billion2.23$361.29 million$2.6519.17
Juniper Networks$4.45 billion1.77$345 million$1.2119.76

Ciena has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Juniper Networks. Ciena is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Juniper Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ciena and Juniper Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ciena051602.76
Juniper Networks36702.25

Ciena presently has a consensus target price of $58.3611, indicating a potential upside of 14.91%. Juniper Networks has a consensus target price of $24.7222, indicating a potential upside of 3.40%. Given Ciena's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Ciena is more favorable than Juniper Networks.

Volatility and Risk

Ciena has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Juniper Networks has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ciena and Juniper Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ciena10.23%17.41%10.25%
Juniper Networks8.92%8.30%4.29%

Summary

Ciena beats Juniper Networks on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


Ciena Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Cisco Systems logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
2.4$45.23-0.6%$192.15 billion$49.30 billion18.39
QUALCOMM logo
QCOM
QUALCOMM
2.6$133.78-2.4%$155.68 billion$23.53 billion29.53
Palo Alto Networks logo
PANW
Palo Alto Networks
1.6$349.10-1.6%$34.49 billion$3.41 billion-112.61Analyst Report
Motorola Solutions logo
MSI
Motorola Solutions
2.3$178.25-0.9%$30.40 billion$7.89 billion39.88
F5 Networks logo
FFIV
F5 Networks
1.7$189.44-1.4%$11.85 billion$2.35 billion37.74Analyst Report
Juniper Networks logo
JNPR
Juniper Networks
2.1$23.91-0.5%$7.81 billion$4.45 billion20.61
Viasat logo
VSAT
Viasat
1.4$53.02-0.4%$3.62 billion$2.31 billion-2,651.00Decrease in Short Interest
Calix logo
CALX
Calix
1.0$41.98-0.6%$2.64 billion$424.33 million299.86
EchoStar logo
SATS
EchoStar
1.6$26.66-5.3%$2.48 billion$1.89 billion-27.48Analyst Report
Insider Buying
InterDigital logo
IDCC
InterDigital
2.3$64.66-0.8%$1.98 billion$318.92 million33.68
Infinera logo
INFN
Infinera
1.2$9.23-1.7%$1.76 billion$1.30 billion-6.41Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
Plantronics logo
PLT
Plantronics
1.2$40.75-3.2%$1.73 billion$1.70 billion-1.97
NETGEAR logo
NTGR
NETGEAR
1.7$39.72-1.0%$1.23 billion$998.76 million45.14
Ribbon Communications logo
RBBN
Ribbon Communications
1.4$8.17-2.9%$1.22 billion$563.11 million-4.95
Extreme Networks logo
EXTR
Extreme Networks
1.5$8.90-2.0%$1.12 billion$948.02 million-10.85
ADTRAN logo
ADTN
ADTRAN
1.6$16.87-0.7%$814.77 million$530.06 million-49.62
Harmonic logo
HLIT
Harmonic
1.2$8.20-0.4%$798.60 million$402.87 million-21.03
Digi International logo
DGII
Digi International
1.3$21.97-6.8%$696.97 million$279.27 million75.76Gap Up
Comtech Telecommunications logo
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
1.8$28.15-1.2%$695.31 million$616.72 million-8.35Decrease in Short Interest
CalAmp logo
CAMP
CalAmp
1.5$11.73-0.1%$411.31 million$366.11 million-3.87
Aviat Networks logo
AVNW
Aviat Networks
1.1$62.98-4.0%$364.61 million$238.64 million57.25Increase in Short Interest
KVH Industries logo
KVHI
KVH Industries
1.1$13.68-0.5%$251.67 million$157.89 million-17.54Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
Bel Fuse logo
BELFB
Bel Fuse
0.9$18.60-1.7%$226.05 million$492.41 million77.50Dividend Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
PCTEL logo
PCTI
PCTEL
2.1$7.72-0.4%$145.08 million$90.62 million40.63Earnings Announcement
AWRE
Aware
0.5$4.60-0.2%$98.66 million$12.20 million-7.30Increase in Short Interest
Gap Down
TESSCO Technologies logo
TESS
TESSCO Technologies
1.2$7.16-3.9%$63.21 million$540.30 million-2.55Decrease in Short Interest
This page was last updated on 3/3/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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