Control4 (CTRL) vs. Viewtran Group (VIEWF) Head-To-Head Survey

Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL) and Viewtran Group (OTCMKTS:VIEWF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.


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This table compares Control4 and Viewtran Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Control4 6.53% 12.74% 10.47%
Viewtran Group N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.0% of Control4 shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of Control4 shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.2% of Viewtran Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Control4 and Viewtran Group, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Control4 0 1 7 0 2.88
Viewtran Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Control4 presently has a consensus price target of $29.57, suggesting a potential upside of 37.48%. Given Control4’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Control4 is more favorable than Viewtran Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Control4 and Viewtran Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Control4 $244.73 million 2.29 $15.97 million $0.75 28.68
Viewtran Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Control4 has higher revenue and earnings than Viewtran Group.


Control4 beats Viewtran Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Control4

Control4 Corporation (Control4) is a provider of smart home and business solutions. The Company’s smart home and small business solutions provide consumers with the ability to integrate audio, video, lighting, temperature, security, communications, network management and other functionalities into a unified automation solution, customized to match their lifestyles and business needs. Its Control4 solution integrates various third-party devices and systems into a unified solution for mainstream consumers. Through its unified software platform, consumers can interact with their entire automated home without learning multiple interfaces or various remote controls. Its Control4 product line is the Control4 Home Operating System (C4 OS), and the associated application software and software development kits (SDKs). Its products with embedded software and services include controllers, interface devices, lighting products, comfort products, security products and communication products.

About Viewtran Group

Viewtran Group, Inc. provides supply chain financial services and enterprise solutions for the technology industry in China. It offers software development and technical deployment services; and hardware, software, and technical services. The company was formerly known as Cogo Group, Inc. and changed its name to Viewtran Group, Inc. in November 2013. Viewtran Group, Inc. is based in Shenzhen, China.

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