Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) and Interphase (OTCMKTS:INPHQ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Extreme Networks and Interphase’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Extreme Networks -5.96% 35.66% 5.46%
Interphase N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Extreme Networks and Interphase, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Extreme Networks 0 2 2 0 2.50
Interphase 0 0 0 0 N/A

Extreme Networks currently has a consensus target price of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 73.50%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Extreme Networks and Interphase’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Extreme Networks $983.14 million 0.76 -$46.79 million $0.44 14.41
Interphase N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Interphase has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Extreme Networks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.6% of Extreme Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Extreme Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of Interphase shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Extreme Networks beats Interphase on 5 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. provides software-driven networking solutions for enterprise customers worldwide. It designs, develops, and manufactures wired and wireless network infrastructure equipment; and develops the software for network management, policy, analytics, security, and access controls. The company offers edge/access Ethernet switching systems that deliver Ethernet connectivity for edge of the network; aggregation/core Ethernet switching systems for aggregation, top-of-rack, and campus core environments; data center switching systems for enterprises and cloud data centers; and wireless access point products, as well as distributed Wi-Fi networks. It also provides ExtremeControl, a network access control solution that allows the enterprises to unify the security of their wired and wireless networks with visibility and control over users, devices, and applications; and ExtremeAnalytics, a network-powered application analytics and optimization solution, which captures, aggregates, analyzes, correlates, and reports network data that enables in decision making and enhancing business performance. In addition, the company offers ExtremeGuest and ExtremeLocation, which are cloud services that enable enterprises to incorporate location-based services; and ExtremeCloud, a wired and wireless cloud network management solution, which offers visibility and control over users and applications. It markets and sells its products through distributors, resellers, and field sales organizations. The company serves enterprises and organizations in education, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, and logistics, as well as government agencies, private cloud data centers, and universities. Extreme Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About Interphase

Interphase Corporation, an information and communications technology company, provides embedded computing solutions, engineering design services, and contract manufacturing services in North America, the Pacific Rim, and Europe. The company's network connectivity products include OC-3/STM-1 asynchronous transfer mode network interface cards (NICs), Ethernet NICs, and T1/E1 communication controllers that primarily support SS7 signaling; interworking products comprise OC-3/STM-1 interworking modules, and broadband access gateway and media converters; and gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and 10 GigE packet processors. It also provides penveu, a handheld device primarily for use in the education market that adds interactivity to the installed base of projectors and large screen displays, making any flat surface, from pull down screens to HDTVs, an interactive display system. In addition, the company offers engineering design services, such as specifications gathering; program management; electrical, mechanical, and thermal design; wireless services design for cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other services; mechanical enclosure design; software design for drivers and applications; application software porting and integration; rapid prototyping; and manufacturability and testability design, product design verification testing, product certification, and production test development. Further, it offers electronics manufacturing services comprising supply chain management, custom branding and control, production assembly, system integration, testing and delivery, and inventory management and logistics services. The company sells its products and services to telecom equipment and server manufacturers, as well as to the electronics industry through its direct sales force, manufacturers' representatives, value-added distributors, tradeshows, and Web and social media tools. Interphase Corporation was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas.

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