Casa Systems (CASA) & BlackBerry (BB) Head-To-Head Review

Casa Systems (NASDAQ:CASA) and BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.5% of Casa Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of BlackBerry shares are held by institutional investors. 65.2% of Casa Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of BlackBerry shares are held by company 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.

Volatility & Risk

Casa Systems has a beta of -0.46, suggesting that its stock price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry has a beta of 2.06, suggesting that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Casa Systems and BlackBerry’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Casa Systems $297.13 million 2.55 $73.01 million $0.80 11.38
BlackBerry $932.00 million 5.50 $405.00 million $0.05 187.20

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Casa Systems and BlackBerry, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Casa Systems 0 6 3 0 2.33
BlackBerry 1 5 1 0 2.00

Casa Systems presently has a consensus price target of $15.43, suggesting a potential upside of 69.54%. BlackBerry has a consensus price target of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.18%. Given Casa Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Casa Systems is more favorable than BlackBerry.


This table compares Casa Systems and BlackBerry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Casa Systems 24.57% 86.77% 15.17%
BlackBerry 3.63% 0.98% 0.65%


Casa Systems beats BlackBerry on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Casa Systems Company Profile

Casa Systems, Inc. provides software-centric broadband products in North America, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers solutions that allow cable service providers to deliver voice, video, and data services over a single platform at multi-gigabit speeds. It also provides solutions for next-generation centralized, distributed, and virtualized architectures for cable broadband, fixed-line broadband, and wireless networks. Casa Systems, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

BlackBerry Company Profile

BlackBerry Limited operates as an enterprise software and services company focused on securing and managing endpoints in the Internet of Things. It offers BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite, which combines and integrates mobile security, management, productivity, and collaboration solutions, such as BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry Dynamics, and BlackBerry Workspaces; BlackBerry AtHoc, a secure and networked crisis communications solution; SecuSUITE for Government, a voice encryption software solution; BlackBerry Enterprise Consulting and BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting; and BBM Enterprise, an enterprise-grade secure instant messaging solution, as well as Communications Platform as a Service. The company also provides BlackBerry QNX, a software for automotive electronics; BlackBerry Jarvis, a cloud-based static binary code-scanning solution; Certicom that offers software components and end-to-end security solutions targeted at bandwidth and resource-constrained applications; Paratek, which offers adaptive radio frequency antenna tuning technology; BlackBerry Radar, an asset tracking and telematics product. In addition, it offers intellectual property and licensing; mobility licensing; other licensing programs; and develops legacy BlackBerry 10 platform, and delivers BlackBerry productivity applications to Android smartphone. Further, the company engages in the development and licensing of secure device software and the outsourcing to partners of design, manufacturing, sales, and customer support for BlackBerry-branded handsets; and provision of Android smartphones, smartphone accessories, and non-warranty repair services. Additionally, it is involved in the operations related to subscribers using mobile devices with its legacy BlackBerry 7 and prior operating systems. The company was formerly known as Research In Motion Limited and changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in July 2013. BlackBerry Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

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