Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ:AKTS) and AltiGen Communications (OTCMKTS:ATGN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Akoustis Technologies and AltiGen Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akoustis Technologies 0 0 6 0 3.00
AltiGen Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

Akoustis Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $10.60, suggesting a potential upside of 85.96%. Given Akoustis Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Akoustis Technologies is more favorable than AltiGen Communications.

Volatility and Risk

Akoustis Technologies has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AltiGen Communications has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Akoustis Technologies and AltiGen Communications’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Akoustis Technologies $1.20 million 142.07 -$21.73 million N/A N/A
AltiGen Communications $10.00 million 2.70 $9.84 million N/A N/A

AltiGen Communications has higher revenue and earnings than Akoustis Technologies.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.3% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of AltiGen Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 22.6% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.0% of AltiGen Communications shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akoustis Technologies -2,879.43% -128.55% -70.10%
AltiGen Communications 96.04% 108.13% 81.90%


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

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. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina.

AltiGen Communications Company Profile

Altigen Communications, Inc. designs, delivers, and supports Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems and call center solutions worldwide. The company offers MaxCommunications Server (MaxCS) IP-PBX, a software-based phone system that provides customers with business communications solutions; MaxACD VoIP Contact Center, a software-based automatic call distribution engine, which offers call routing and call distribution options; MaxMobile that extends a set of business PBX functionality to smart phone devices; and MaxCommunicator, a Windows-based desktop application, which provides call control and visual voice mail management to the desktop. It also offers MaxAgent, a Windows-based desktop application to bring call control and workgroup information to call center agents; MaxSupervisor, a Windows-based desktop application for call center supervisors; and MaxACD for Lync, a call center solution. In addition, the company provides hosted services; and service support programs, which offer customers with updates, patches, new releases, and technical support for the applications they are licensed to use. It sells its products to small-to-medium sized and multi-site businesses, corporate branch offices, call centers, credit unions, and community banks through a channel of distributors and resellers. Altigen Communications, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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