Comparison of Boxlight Corporation (BOXL) and BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB)

Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ:BOXL) and BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) have been rivals in the Communication Equipment for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Boxlight Corporation 1 0.00 9.03M -0.66 0.00
BlackBerry Limited 6 -22.43 511.53M 0.03 163.94

Table 1 highlights Boxlight Corporation and BlackBerry Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 has Boxlight Corporation and BlackBerry Limited’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boxlight Corporation 721,937,959.71% -137% -29.7%
BlackBerry Limited 8,483,084,577.11% 1.2% 0.8%

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is given Boxlight Corporation and BlackBerry Limited’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boxlight Corporation 0 0 1 3.00
BlackBerry Limited 0 2 0 2.00

The average target price of Boxlight Corporation is $4, with potential upside of 200.75%. Competitively the average target price of BlackBerry Limited is $6.83, which is potential 1.49% upside. The information presented earlier suggests that Boxlight Corporation looks more robust than BlackBerry Limited as far as analyst view.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 5.2% of Boxlight Corporation shares and 56.6% of BlackBerry Limited shares. Boxlight Corporation’s share held by insiders are 45.72%. Competitively, insiders own roughly 11.2% of BlackBerry Limited’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Boxlight Corporation -6.16% -20.35% -35.68% -54.79% -34.76% 14.17%
BlackBerry Limited -2.87% -2.52% -22.49% -31.69% -34.5% -23.91%

For the past year Boxlight Corporation has 14.17% stronger performance while BlackBerry Limited has -23.91% weaker performance.


On 9 of the 13 factors BlackBerry Limited beats Boxlight Corporation.

Boxlight Corporation, a visual display technology company, sells educational products for the learning market in the United States and internationally. The company designs, produces, and distributes a range of interactive classroom technology products primarily targeted at the K-12 education market. Its products include interactive projectors, interactive flat panel displays, interactive touch projectors, touchboards, and MimioTeach that could turn any whiteboard interactive; and accessory document cameras, teacher pads for remote control, and assessment systems. The company also offers MimioStudio instructional software that enables the creation, editing, and presentation of interactive instructional lessons and activities; and MimioMobile, a software accessory for MimioStudio. In addition, it offers interactive touch tables and whiteboards; and peripherals and accessories, such as amplified speaker systems, mobile carts, installation accessories, and wall-mount accessories for interactive and standard projectors, and LED flat panels. Further, the company distributes interactive projectors and interactive LED flat panels; and science, technology, engineering, and math data logging products. The company was formerly known as Logical Choice Corporation. Boxlight Corporation was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

BlackBerry Limited operates as security software and services company in securing, connecting, and mobilizing enterprises worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Software & Services, Mobility Solutions, and Service Access Fees (SAF). The Software & Services segment offers enterprise software and services, including mobile-first security, productivity, collaboration, and end-point management solutions for the Enterprise of Things through the BlackBerry Secure platform; BlackBerry technology solutions, such as BlackBerry QNX, Certicom, Paratek, BlackBerry Radar, and intellectual property and licensing; AtHoc, which provides secure, networked crisis communications solutions; SecuSmart that offers secure voice and text messaging solutions with encryption and anti-eavesdropping facilities; licensing and services related to BlackBerry Messenger; and cybersecurity consulting services and tools. The Mobility Solutions segment 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. This segment also develops software updates for its legacy BlackBerry 10 platform, and delivers BlackBerry productivity applications to Android smartphone users via the Google Play store; and sells its DTEK60, DTEK50, Priv, Leap, and Passport smartphones and smartphone accessories, as well as offers non-warranty repair services. The SAF segment consists of 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.