Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) and Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.0% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and Benchmark Electronics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Fiber Optic Products N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Benchmark Electronics $2.37 billion 0.70 $135.15 million $1.34 24.83

Benchmark Electronics has higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Fiber Optic Products.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alliance Fiber Optic Products and Benchmark Electronics, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliance Fiber Optic Products 0 0 0 0 N/A
Benchmark Electronics 1 3 1 0 2.00

Benchmark Electronics has a consensus price target of $33.25, suggesting a potential downside of 0.08%. Given Benchmark Electronics’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Benchmark Electronics is more favorable than Alliance Fiber Optic Products.


This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and Benchmark Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliance Fiber Optic Products -4.29% -3.41% -2.68%
Benchmark Electronics 2.84% 5.59% 3.81%


Benchmark Electronics beats Alliance Fiber Optic Products on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alliance Fiber Optic Products

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP) designs, manufactures and markets a range of fiber optic components and integrated modules. The Company offers a range of products, including interconnect devices, which are used to connect optical fibers and components; couplers and splitters, which are used to divide and combine optical power, and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) devices, which are used to separate and combine multiple specific wavelengths. Its connectivity product family provides a line of optical interconnect devices, couplers and splitters, planar lightwave circuits (PLC) and related optical products, as well as integrated modules incorporating these devices. Its optical passive products include wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), coarse wavelength division multiplexer (CWDM) and DWDM components. Its product offerings include connectivity products and optical passive products.

About Benchmark Electronics

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. The Company operates through three segments: the Americas, Asia and Europe. It provides services to original equipment manufacturers of industrial control equipment, including equipment for the aerospace and defense industry; telecommunication equipment; computers and related products for business enterprises; medical devices, and testing and instrumentation products. It offers integrated design and manufacturing services. Its operations consist of over three principal areas: manufacturing and assembly operations, including printed circuit boards assemblies and subsystem assembly, box build and systems integration; precision technology manufacturing, which include precision machining, metal joining, assembly and functional testing, and specialized engineering services, and specialized engineering services, such as product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development.

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