Resonant (NASDAQ: RESN) and OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ:OVTI) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Resonant and OmniVision Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Resonant $300,000.00 251.14 -$15.24 million ($1.36) -3.30
OmniVision Technologies N/A N/A N/A $0.87 N/A

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Resonant and OmniVision Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Resonant 0 0 4 0 3.00
OmniVision Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Resonant presently has a consensus price target of $9.50, suggesting a potential upside of 111.58%.

Profitability

This table compares Resonant and OmniVision Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Resonant -2,772.35% -150.45% -125.40%
OmniVision Technologies 4.06% 4.74% 3.77%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.1% of Resonant shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of Resonant shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

OmniVision Technologies beats Resonant on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Resonant

Resonant Inc. is a late-stage development company. The Company creates filter designs for radio frequency (RF) front-ends for the mobile device industry. The RF front-end is the circuitry in a mobile device for analog signal processing and is located between the device’s antenna and its digital baseband. The Company uses a technology called Infinite Synthesized Networks (ISN) to configure and connect resonators, the building blocks of RF filters. The Company uses ISN to develop new classes of filter designs. The Company is also developing a series of single-band surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter designs for frequency bands. The Company is developing multiplexer filter designs for over two bands to address the carrier aggregation (CA) requirements of its customers. In addition, the Company is also developing reconfigurable filter designs to replace multiple filters for multiple bands. The Company is also involved in the development of a filter reconfigurable between three bands.

About OmniVision Technologies

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OmniVision) designs, develops, manufactures and markets image-sensor devices. The Company’s primary product, a semiconductor image-sensing device called the CameraChip, is used to capture an image electronically, and is used in a range of consumer and commercial mass-market applications. Its CameraChip image sensors are manufactured using the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) fabrication process and are primarily single-chip solutions that integrate various functions, including image capture, image processing, color processing, signal conversion and output of a processed image or video stream. The Company has also integrated its CameraChip image sensors with wafer-level optics, called CameraCubeChip imaging devices. Its CameraCubeChip imaging device is a small-footprint, total camera solution. OmniVision, through Aurora Systems, Inc., offers a dual-camera video sharing technology called Video-in-Video (ViV).

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