UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) and Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock (OTCMKTS:QFORQ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares UTStarcom and Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UTStarcom 2.09% 2.79% 1.37%
Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for UTStarcom and Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UTStarcom 0 0 1 0 3.00
Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock 0 0 0 0 N/A

UTStarcom presently has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 45.77%. Given UTStarcom’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe UTStarcom is more favorable than Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.3% of UTStarcom shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of UTStarcom shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares UTStarcom and Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
UTStarcom $98.29 million 1.24 $6.98 million $0.22 15.59
Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

UTStarcom has higher revenue and earnings than Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock.

Summary

UTStarcom beats Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

UTStarcom Company Profile

UTStarcom Holdings Corp. operates as a telecom infrastructure provider to develop technology for bandwidth from cloud-based services, mobile, streaming, and other applications worldwide. The company helps network operators to offer communication services for its customers. Its products line include various platforms that leverage its expertise in packet optical communications, routing and switching technologies, broadband access, wireless communications, and synchronization. The company's end-to-end broadband product portfolio, enhanced through in-house software defined networking based orchestration, enables mobile and fixed-line network operators and enterprises to build networks for a range of applications, including mobile backhaul, metro aggregation, broadband access, and Wi-Fi data offload. It is also leveraging its technology expertise to bring smart networked products to new applications, such as its GoBox automated refrigerated dispenser for retail stores. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Admiralty, Hong Kong.

Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock Company Profile

Quadrant 4 System Corporation provides cloud based platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service products to the health insurance, media, and education verticals in the United States. Its platforms include QHIX/QBIX, a cloud based health insurance exchange and benefits management platform; QBLITZ, a cloud based digital media platform; and QEDX, a cloud based education platform for K-12 students. The company also offers digital transformation services in the areas of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud; business analytics services; technology consulting services; application life cycle management services; enterprise mobility services, including, consulting and deployment, device management, support, and industry-focused solutions; and managed services, such as cloud hosting, colocation, IT infrastructure, and managed hosting services. Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation markets and sells its services directly. Quadrant 4 System Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. On June 29, 2017, Quadrant 4 System Corporation along with its affiliate filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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