EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) and Airgain (NASDAQ:AIRG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares EchoStar Corporation and Airgain’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EchoStar Corporation 5.03% 2.87% 1.27%
Airgain 5.27% 9.22% 7.28%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for EchoStar Corporation and Airgain, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EchoStar Corporation 0 1 2 0 2.67
Airgain 0 0 5 0 3.00

EchoStar Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $63.33, indicating a potential upside of 10.24%. Airgain has a consensus price target of $17.63, indicating a potential upside of 94.11%. Given Airgain’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Airgain is more favorable than EchoStar Corporation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

45.0% of EchoStar Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.6% of Airgain shares are held by institutional investors. 73.5% of EchoStar Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 23.4% of Airgain shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EchoStar Corporation and Airgain’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EchoStar Corporation $3.08 billion 1.78 $854.47 million $1.27 45.24
Airgain $49.33 million 1.76 $4.45 million $0.31 29.29

EchoStar Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Airgain. Airgain is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EchoStar Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

EchoStar Corporation beats Airgain on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EchoStar Corporation

EchoStar Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a provider of satellite operations, video delivery solutions, digital set-top boxes, and broadband satellite technologies and services for home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments. The Company operates through three segments: Hughes, EchoStar Technologies (ETC) and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS). The Company’s Hughes segment provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband services for the home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services and communication solutions to domestic and international consumers and enterprise and government customers. The ETC segment provides end-to-end video and broadcast technology products and services to businesses and directly to consumers. The ESS segment operates its business using its owned and leased in-orbit satellites. Its operations also include real estate and other activities.

About Airgain

Airgain, Inc. is a provider of embedded antenna technologies used to enable wireless networking across a range of home, enterprise and industrial devices. The Company’s antennas are found in devices deployed in carrier, enterprise and residential wireless networks and systems, including set top boxes, access points, routers, gateways and digital televisions. It offers six product lines, including MaxBeam High Gain Embedded Antennas, Profile Embedded Antennas, Profile Contour Embedded Antennas, Ultra Embedded Antennas, OmniMax High Performance External Antennas and MaxBeam Carrier Class Antennas. The Company, through its design, integration and testing of embedded antenna technology, provides its technology to the residential wireless local area network, wireless fidelity and antenna market, and also supplies to carriers, original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers and system designers. The Company supplies its products in the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia.

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