Quantenna Communications (NASDAQ: QTNA) and Oplink Communications (NASDAQ:OPLK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.8% of Quantenna Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.6% of Quantenna Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Quantenna Communications and Oplink Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quantenna Communications 1.23% 3.14% 2.50%
Oplink Communications N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Quantenna Communications and Oplink Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quantenna Communications 0 1 2 1 3.00
Oplink Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

Quantenna Communications currently has a consensus price target of $19.33, suggesting a potential upside of 63.43%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Quantenna Communications and Oplink Communications’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Quantenna Communications $129.07 million 3.23 -$1.89 million $0.04 295.82
Oplink Communications N/A N/A N/A $0.05 N/A

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

Summary

Quantenna Communications beats Oplink Communications on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Quantenna Communications

Quantenna Communications, Inc. is engaged in the design, development and marketing of wireless communication solutions enabling wireless local area networking. The Company’s solutions are designed to deliver wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) performance to support various connected devices accessing a pool of digital content. The Company combines its wireless systems and software expertise with radio frequency, mixed-signal and digital semiconductor design skills to provide solutions to its customers. Its products include QSR10G, QSR2000, QSR1000, QHS710 and MAUI. The Company offers its products for home networking applications, including home gateways, repeaters, and set-top boxes. Its solutions portfolio consists of various generations of its radio frequency chip and its digital baseband chip, which together support the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11n and 802.11ac.

About Oplink Communications

Oplink Communications, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells optical networking components and subsystems. The Company’s products expand optical bandwidth, amplify optical signals, monitor and protect wavelength performance, redirect light signals, ensure signal connectivity and provide signal transmission and reception within an optical network. The Company provides over 350 different products that are sold as components and modules, or is integrated into custom solutions. The Company’s products and solutions can be applied to all segments of the fiber optic network infrastructure including long-haul networks, metropolitan area networks (MANs), local area networks (LANs), wireless backhaul, Internet data centers and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks.

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