Critical Analysis: Ribbon Communications (NASDAQ:RBBN) and Web Blockchain Media (OTCMKTS:WEBB)

Ribbon Communications (NASDAQ:RBBNGet Rating) and Web Blockchain Media (OTCMKTS:WEBBGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.


This table compares Ribbon Communications and Web Blockchain Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ribbon Communications -24.53% 2.92% 1.22%
Web Blockchain Media N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Ribbon Communications has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Web Blockchain Media has a beta of -0.13, meaning that its stock price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ribbon Communications and Web Blockchain Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ribbon Communications $844.96 million 0.50 -$177.18 million ($1.37) -2.05
Web Blockchain Media N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Web Blockchain Media has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ribbon Communications.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.1% of Ribbon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Ribbon Communications shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of Web Blockchain Media shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Ribbon Communications and Web Blockchain Media, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ribbon Communications 0 0 2 0 3.00
Web Blockchain Media 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ribbon Communications currently has a consensus target price of $6.75, suggesting a potential upside of 140.21%. Given Ribbon Communications’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ribbon Communications is more favorable than Web Blockchain Media.


Ribbon Communications beats Web Blockchain Media on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ribbon Communications Company Profile (Get Rating)

Ribbon Communications Inc. provides communications technology in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Cloud and Edge, and IP Optical Networks. The Cloud and Edge segment provides software and hardware products; and solutions and services for enabling voice over internet protocol communications, voice over long-term evolution, and voice over 5G communications and unified communications and collaboration. It also offers session border controller and network transformation products. This segment serves private, public, or hybrid cloud infrastructures, as well as data centers, enterprise premises, and service provider networks. It also provides multiple solutions for VoIP, VoLTE, VoNR, and UC&C in network, on-premises, or via the telco cloud. The IP Optical Networks segment provides hardware and software solutions for IP networking, switching, routing, and optical transport to support and enable technologies, such as 5G, distributed cloud computing, and corresponding applications. It also offers multiple solutions, including 5G-native solutions for mobile-backhaul, metro and edge aggregation, core networking, data center interconnect, legacy NTR, and transport solutions for wholesale carriers. This segment serves utilities, government, defense, finance, transportation, and education and research industries, as well as service providers and enterprises. It also provides advanced analytics solutions and next generation products that provides cloud-native and streaming analytics platform for networks and subscribers. The company was formerly known as Sonus Networks, Inc. and changed its name to Ribbon Communications Inc. in November 2017. Ribbon Communications Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Web Blockchain Media Company Profile (Get Rating)

Web Blockchain Media Inc. engages in television production, Internet, and streaming media with crypto, blockchain, and fin-tech space. The company is based in Studio City, California.

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