DASAN Zhone Solutions (NASDAQ: DZSI) is one of 26 public companies in the “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare DASAN Zhone Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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9.4% of DASAN Zhone Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.0% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are owned by institutional investors. 65.1% of DASAN Zhone Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.6% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

DASAN Zhone Solutions has a beta of 3.67, meaning that its stock price is 267% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DASAN Zhone Solutions’ peers have a beta of 4.42, meaning that their average stock price is 342% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for DASAN Zhone Solutions and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DASAN Zhone Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
DASAN Zhone Solutions Competitors 274 771 891 41 2.35

As a group, “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies have a potential upside of 20.71%. Given DASAN Zhone Solutions’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe DASAN Zhone Solutions has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares DASAN Zhone Solutions and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DASAN Zhone Solutions 0.46% 1.61% 0.74%
DASAN Zhone Solutions Competitors -85.68% -12.82% -6.75%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DASAN Zhone Solutions and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DASAN Zhone Solutions $247.11 million $1.07 million 159.29
DASAN Zhone Solutions Competitors $662.53 million $72.22 million 35.77

DASAN Zhone Solutions’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than DASAN Zhone Solutions. DASAN Zhone Solutions is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

About DASAN Zhone Solutions

DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. provides network access solutions and communications equipment for service provider and enterprise networks worldwide. It offers broadband access products, including customer premise equipment, such as digital subscriber lines (DSL) modems; Ethernet access demarcation devices; and gigabit passive optical network (GPON) and gigabit Ethernet passive optical network (GEPON) optical network terminals. The company also provides central office products, such as broadband loop carriers for DSL and voice-grade telephone service; DSL access multiplexers (DSLAMs); optical line terminals for passive optical distribution networks like GPON and GEPON; and point-to-point Ethernet service for 1 gigabit to 10 gigabit access. In addition, it offers Ethernet switching products; mobile backhaul products comprising standard Ethernet/IP or multiprotocol label switching interfaces; software defined networks and network function virtualization tools and building blocks; and passive optical LAN products consisting of integrated power over Ethernet units. The Company is headquartered in Oakland, California. DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of DASAN Networks, Inc.

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