Reviewing Aquantia (AQ) and Entropic Communications (ENTR)

Aquantia (NYSE: AQ) and Entropic Communications (NASDAQ:ENTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.3% of Aquantia shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Entropic Communications pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Aquantia does not pay a dividend. Entropic Communications pays out -1.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Aquantia and Entropic Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aquantia 0 0 5 0 3.00
Entropic Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

Aquantia currently has a consensus target price of $14.80, indicating a potential upside of 0.89%. Given Aquantia’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Aquantia is more favorable than Entropic Communications.

Profitability

This table compares Aquantia and Entropic Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aquantia N/A N/A N/A
Entropic Communications -10.45% -11.67% -9.68%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aquantia and Entropic Communications’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aquantia $103.37 million 4.75 -$5.42 million N/A N/A
Entropic Communications N/A N/A N/A ($0.89) -18.49

Entropic Communications has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Aquantia.

Summary

Aquantia beats Entropic Communications on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aquantia

Aquantia Corp is engaged in developing and supplying connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise and wireless local area network (WLAN) applications. The Company offers 10 gigabyte Ethernet and Multi-Gig Ethernet Silicon product for data center and cloud, and the enterprise and WLAN markets. For data center and cloud market, it offers 10GBASE-T PHYs product line, which includes 28 nanometer technology products, such as AQ2402, AQ2403, AQ2203 and AQ2104; 40 nanometer technology products, such as AQ1402, AQ1202 and AQ1103, and 90 nanometer technology product, AQ1002. For enterprise and WLAN market, it offers AQrate product line, including 28 nanometer technology products, such as AQR405, AQR205 and AQR105. Its AQrate product line consists of single, dual and quad-port configurations for applications ranging from client personal computers and others for single and dual-port devices, to Enterprise and Campus Ethernet switches for the quad-port versions.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Entropic) is a fabless semiconductor company. Entropic designs, develops and markets semiconductor solutions to enable home entertainment. The Company offers a portfolio of set-top box (STB), Video System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and home connectivity (Connectivity) solutions. Entropic’s Connectivity solutions enable access to broadcast and Internet Protocol television (IPTV) services, as well as deliver and distribute other media content, such as movies, music, games and photos across the home. The Company’s Connectivity solutions include home networking solutions based on the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard, high-speed broadband access solutions and Direct Broadcast Satellite outdoor unit (DBS ODU) solutions. Entropic’s STB product portfolio consists of a range of digital STB components and system solutions for the satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets across the world.

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