Avaya (NYSE:AVYA) and Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ:AKTS) are both 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.

Profitability

This table compares Avaya and Akoustis Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avaya 104.03% 4,097.00% 46.41%
Akoustis Technologies -1,803.82% -141.24% -95.84%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Avaya and Akoustis Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Avaya $3.27 billion 0.63 -$182.00 million N/A N/A
Akoustis Technologies $1.20 million 108.11 -$21.73 million N/A N/A

Akoustis Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Avaya.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.8% of Avaya shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.6% of Akoustis Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.6% of Akoustis Technologies 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 Avaya and Akoustis Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avaya 0 2 2 0 2.50
Akoustis Technologies 0 0 6 0 3.00

Avaya currently has a consensus target price of $28.33, suggesting a potential upside of 51.35%. Akoustis Technologies has a consensus target price of $12.08, suggesting a potential upside of 107.62%. Given Akoustis Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Akoustis Technologies is more favorable than Avaya.

Summary

Akoustis Technologies beats Avaya on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Avaya Company Profile

Avaya Holdings Corp. operates as a holding company which through its subsidiary, develops business collaboration and communications solutions worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sierra Holdings Corp. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Akoustis Technologies Company Profile

Akoustis Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc., develops, designs, manufactures, and sells radio frequency (RF) filter products for the mobile wireless device industries in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Foundry Fabrication Services and RF Filters. The Foundry Fabrication Services segment provides engineering review services; and smart systems technology and commercialization center foundry, as well as manufacturing and microelectromechanical systems foundry services. The RF Filters segment consists of amplifier and filter products. It offers RF filters for mobile wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets, cellular infrastructure equipment, and Wi-Fi premise equipment. Akoustis Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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