Financial Analysis: Hittite Microwave (HITT) & Resonant (RESN)

Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ: HITT) and Resonant (NASDAQ:RESN) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.


This table compares Hittite Microwave and Resonant’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hittite Microwave N/A N/A N/A
Resonant -3,315.93% -126.81% -108.79%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Hittite Microwave and Resonant, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hittite Microwave 0 0 0 0 N/A
Resonant 0 0 4 0 3.00

Resonant has a consensus price target of $9.50, indicating a potential upside of 112.05%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

9.6% of Resonant shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of Resonant shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hittite Microwave and Resonant’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hittite Microwave N/A N/A N/A $2.21 N/A
Resonant $650,000.00 137.23 -$21.65 million ($1.42) -3.15

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

About Hittite Microwave

Hittite Microwave Corporation designs and develops integrated circuits (ICs), modules, subsystems and instrumentation for radio frequency (RF) microwave and millimeterwave applications. It offers a range of standard and custom ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation that perform a range of functions across the RF, microwave and millimeterwave frequency bands. It offers a range of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), multi-chip modules (MCMs), subsystems and instruments that perform a range of signal processing functions and that operate across the RF, microwave, millimeterwave and visible light frequency spectrum. In May 2014, the Company acquired Keragis Corporation. In July 2014, Analog Devices Inc acquired Hittite Microwave Corporation.

About Resonant

Resonant Inc. is a late-stage development company. The Company creates filter designs for radio frequency (RF) front-ends for the mobile device industry. The RF front-end is the circuitry in a mobile device for analog signal processing and is located between the device’s antenna and its digital baseband. The Company uses a technology called Infinite Synthesized Networks (ISN) to configure and connect resonators, the building blocks of RF filters. The Company uses ISN to develop new classes of filter designs. The Company is also developing a series of single-band surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter designs for frequency bands. The Company is developing multiplexer filter designs for over two bands to address the carrier aggregation (CA) requirements of its customers. In addition, the Company is also developing reconfigurable filter designs to replace multiple filters for multiple bands. The Company is also involved in the development of a filter reconfigurable between three bands.

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