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Direct comparison between Ubiquiti (UI) and the competition


Ubiquiti (NASDAQ:UI – Get Rating) is one of 64 publicly traded companies in the “radio and television communications equipment” sector, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Ubiquiti to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.


Ubiquiti pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Ubiquiti pays 28.1% of its profits as a dividend. As a group, the “radio & tv communication equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2% and pay out 34.1% of their profits as a dividend.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Ubiquiti and its rivals.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Ubiquitous $1.90 billion $616.58 million 33.01
Ubiquiti competitors $3.57 billion $445.41 million 22.95

Ubiquiti’s rivals have higher incomes, but lower incomes than Ubiquiti’s. Ubiquiti trades at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.9% of Ubiquiti shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 46.1% of the shares of all “radio & tv communication equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 90.1% of Ubiquiti shares are held by company insiders. In comparison, 20.2% of the shares of all “radio and television communication equipment” companies are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Ubiquiti and its competitors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Ubiquitous 29.21% -57,441.32% 58.25%
Ubiquiti competitors -175.76% -3,520.87% 0.98%

Volatility and risk

Ubiquiti has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ubiquiti’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommendations for Ubiquiti and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Ubiquitous 0 0 0 0 N / A
Ubiquiti competitors 441 1976 2689 130 2.48

As a group, the “radio and television communication equipment” companies have an upside potential of 59.03%. Since Ubiquiti’s rivals have higher upside potential, analysts clearly believe that Ubiquiti has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Ubiquiti beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Ubiquiti Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

Ubiquiti Inc. develops networking technology for service providers, enterprises and consumers. It develops technology platforms for distributed high-capacity Internet access, unified information technology and consumer electronics for business, home and personal use. Its service provider product platforms offer carrier-grade network infrastructure for fixed wireless broadband, wireless backhaul systems and routing; and enterprise product platforms provide wireless LAN infrastructure, video surveillance products, switching and routing solutions, security gateways and other WLAN products, as well as consumer products under the brand Ubiquiti Labs. The company also provides technology platforms, such as airMAX, which include proprietary protocols containing technologies to minimize signal noise; EdgeMAX, a software and system routing platform; airFiber, a point-to-point radio system; and UFiber GPON, an off-the-shelf fiber networking technology for creating high-speed fiber Internet networks. Additionally, it offers UniFi -Enterprise WLAN, an enterprise Wi-Fi system that allows onsite and remote management via the cloud; UniFi Protect, a video surveillance system, which provides statistical reports and advanced analysis; UniFi switch that delivers the performance, switching, and power of Ethernet support for enterprise networks; UniFi Console, an enterprise-class router and security gateway appliance; and UniFi Access, a door access system. In addition, offers base stations, radios, backhaul equipment and customer premises equipment; integrated radio products; antennae; and Power over Ethernet mounting brackets, cables and adapters. It serves its customers through a network of approximately 100 distributors, online retailers and directly to customers worldwide. The company was formerly known as Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. and changed its name to Ubiquiti Inc. in August 2019. Ubiquiti Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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