Contrasting Oplink Communications (OPLK) and Quantenna Communications (QTNA)

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oplink Communications and Quantenna Communications’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oplink Communications N/A N/A N/A $0.05 N/A
Quantenna Communications $129.07 million 3.42 -$1.89 million $0.04 313.58

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.8% of Quantenna Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.6% of Quantenna Communications shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Oplink Communications and Quantenna Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oplink Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Quantenna Communications 0 1 2 1 3.00

Quantenna Communications has a consensus target price of $19.33, indicating a potential upside of 54.17%.

Profitability

This table compares Oplink Communications and Quantenna Communications’ 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 Communications 1.23% 3.14% 2.50%

Summary

Quantenna Communications beats Oplink Communications on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oplink Communications

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.

About Quantenna Communications

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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