Oplink Communications (NASDAQ: OPLK) and Quantenna Comms (NASDAQ:QTNA) are both network equipment companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Oplink Communications and Quantenna Comms, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oplink Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Quantenna Comms 0 1 5 1 3.00

Quantenna Comms has a consensus price target of $21.40, indicating a potential upside of 75.41%.

Profitability

This table compares Oplink Communications and Quantenna Comms’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oplink Communications N/A N/A N/A
Quantenna Comms 1.23% 3.14% 2.50%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Oplink Communications and Quantenna Comms’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oplink Communications N/A N/A N/A $0.05 N/A
Quantenna Comms $129.07 million 3.33 -$1.89 million $0.05 244.00

Oplink Communications has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Quantenna Comms. Oplink Communications is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Quantenna Comms, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.3% of Quantenna Comms shares are held by institutional investors. 22.6% of Quantenna Comms shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Quantenna Comms beats Oplink Communications on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oplink Communications Company Profile

Oplink Communications, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells optical networking components and subsystems. The Company’s products expand optical bandwidth, amplify optical signals, monitor and protect wavelength performance, redirect light signals, ensure signal connectivity and provide signal transmission and reception within an optical network. The Company provides over 350 different products that are sold as components and modules, or is integrated into custom solutions. The Company’s products and solutions can be applied to all segments of the fiber optic network infrastructure including long-haul networks, metropolitan area networks (MANs), local area networks (LANs), wireless backhaul, Internet data centers and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks.

Quantenna Comms Company Profile

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.

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