QUANTENNA COMMS (NASDAQ: QTNA) and Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitabiliy and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares QUANTENNA COMMS and Aruba Networks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QUANTENNA COMMS $129.07 million 5.17 $453,000.00 N/A N/A
Aruba Networks N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

QUANTENNA COMMS has higher revenue and earnings than Aruba Networks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for QUANTENNA COMMS and Aruba Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QUANTENNA COMMS 0 0 6 1 3.14
Aruba Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A

QUANTENNA COMMS presently has a consensus target price of $24.60, suggesting a potential upside of 24.24%. Given QUANTENNA COMMS’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe QUANTENNA COMMS is more favorable than Aruba Networks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

31.1% of QUANTENNA COMMS shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.6% of QUANTENNA COMMS shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares QUANTENNA COMMS and Aruba Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QUANTENNA COMMS N/A N/A N/A
Aruba Networks 2.67% 6.80% 3.49%

Summary

QUANTENNA COMMS beats Aruba Networks on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QUANTENNA COMMS

Quantenna Communications, Inc. is engaged in the design, development and marketing of wireless communication solutions enabling wireless local area networking. The Company’s solutions are designed to deliver wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) performance to support various connected devices accessing a pool of digital content. The Company combines its wireless systems and software expertise with radio frequency, mixed-signal and digital semiconductor design skills to provide solutions to its customers. Its products include QSR10G, QSR2000, QSR1000, QHS710 and MAUI. The Company offers its products for home networking applications, including home gateways, repeaters, and set-top boxes. Its solutions portfolio consists of various generations of its radio frequency chip and its digital baseband chip, which together support the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11n and 802.11ac.

About Aruba Networks

Aruba Networks, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise mobility solutions. The Company develops markets and sell solutions that help solve its customers’ secure mobility requirements through its mobility-defined networks, a network architecture optimizes performance and trigger security actions that required manual intervention by information technology (IT) departments. Mobility-Defined Networks gather and correlate contextual data about user roles, device types, application flows and location, which is critical in dynamic, ever-changing mobility environments. This self-healing, self-optimizing approach to mobility reduces IT helpdesk tickets and offer data protection. Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks are consisted of three components such as, mobility-centric network infrastructure, access management and mobility applications.

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