Head to Head Review: Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT) and Energous (WATT)

Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ: GILT) and Energous (NASDAQ:WATT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Gilat Satellite Networks and Energous, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gilat Satellite Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A
Energous 0 0 3 0 3.00

Energous has a consensus target price of $39.00, suggesting a potential upside of 166.03%. Given Energous’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Energous is more favorable than Gilat Satellite Networks.

Volatility & Risk

Gilat Satellite Networks has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energous has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

13.8% of Gilat Satellite Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.9% of Energous shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Gilat Satellite Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of Energous shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Gilat Satellite Networks and Energous’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gilat Satellite Networks 2.41% 6.47% 3.62%
Energous -4,278.77% -312.80% -248.87%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gilat Satellite Networks and Energous’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gilat Satellite Networks $282.76 million 1.61 $6.80 million N/A N/A
Energous $1.15 million 320.74 -$49.37 million ($2.31) -6.35

Gilat Satellite Networks has higher revenue and earnings than Energous.

About Gilat Satellite Networks

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband satellite communication (Satcom) network solutions and services worldwide. The company designs, manufactures, and provides network management and equipment for Satcom, as well as professional services to satellite and telecommunication companies. Its equipment consists of very small aperture terminals, solid-state power amplifiers, block up converters, low-profile antennas, and on-the-move/on-the-pause terminals. In addition, the company offers various solutions, including managed Satcom, satellite capacity, network planning and optimization, remote network operation, call center support, and hub and field operations. Further, it provides connectivity services, Internet access, and telephony services to enterprise, government, and residential customers; and builds telecommunication infrastructure using fiber-optic and wireless technologies for broadband connectivity. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. sells its products and solutions to communication service providers and operators, mobile network operators, and system integrators, as well as to defense and homeland security organizations, and directly to end-users. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.

About Energous

Energous Corporation is engaged in developing a technology called WattUp that consists of semiconductor chipsets, software, hardware designs and antennas that can enable radio frequency (RF)-based wire-free charging for electronic devices, providing power at a distance and enabling charging with mobility under software control. Its technology can be utilized in a range of devices, including wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smartphones, tablets, e-book readers, keyboards, mice, remote controls, rechargeable lights, cylindrical batteries and any other device with similar charging requirements that would otherwise need a battery or a connection to a power outlet. The Company is engaged in developing a solution that charges electronic devices by surrounding them with a contained three-dimensional (3D) RF energy pocket (RF energy pocket). It is also engaged in developing its transmitter technology to mesh, to form a wire-free charging network.

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