Comparing A10 Networks (ATEN) & Xplore Technologies (XPLR)

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) and Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ:XPLR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.5% of A10 Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.6% of Xplore Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 31.6% of A10 Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of Xplore Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for A10 Networks and Xplore Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A10 Networks 0 2 1 0 2.33
Xplore Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00

A10 Networks currently has a consensus price target of $7.75, indicating a potential upside of 24.00%. Xplore Technologies has a consensus price target of $4.93, indicating a potential upside of 54.38%. Given Xplore Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Xplore Technologies is more favorable than A10 Networks.

Profitability

This table compares A10 Networks and Xplore Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A10 Networks -6.94% -17.63% -7.12%
Xplore Technologies 0.54% 3.73% 1.96%

Risk and Volatility

A10 Networks has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xplore Technologies has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares A10 Networks and Xplore Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
A10 Networks $230.00 million 1.92 -$20.94 million N/A N/A
Xplore Technologies $77.93 million 0.46 -$2.55 million ($0.23) -14.13

Xplore Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than A10 Networks.

Summary

Xplore Technologies beats A10 Networks on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About A10 Networks

A10 Networks, Inc. provides software and hardware solutions in the United States, Japan, and internationally. The company's products are built on advanced core operating system platform. It offers application delivery controllers that provide advanced server load balancing; lightning application delivery service, a cloud-native software-as-a-service platform designed to boost the delivery and security of applications and micro services; and carrier grade networking address translation product that offer network address and protocol translation services for service provider networks. The company also provides threat protection systems for the protection of networks and server resources against massive distributed denial of service attacks; secure sockets layer insight that decrypts secure sockets layer-encrypted traffic and forwards it to a third-party security device, such as a firewall, for deep packet inspection; and convergent firewall, which consolidates multiple critical security capabilities in one package by consolidating multiple security and networking functions in a single appliance. Its solutions enable cloud providers, Web-scale companies, service providers, government organizations, and enterprises to secure and optimize the performance of their data center and cloud applications; and secure their users, applications, and infrastructure from Internet, Web, and network threats. The company delivers its solutions on optimized hardware appliances, bare metal software, virtual appliances, and cloud-native software. It serves telecommunications, technology, industrial, retail, financial, gaming, and education industries. The company markets its products through sales organizations, as well as distribution channel partners, including distributors, value added resellers, and system integrators. A10 Networks, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About Xplore Technologies

Xplore Technologies Corp. develops, integrates, and markets rugged mobile personal computer systems in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company's products enable the extension of traditional computing systems to a range of field personnel, including energy pipeline inspectors, public safety personnel, warehouse workers, and pharmaceutical scientists. It offers a line of iX104 tablet PCs that are designed to operate in various work environments, such as extreme temperatures, constant vibrations, rain, and blowing dirt and dusty conditions; and are fitted with a range of performance matched accessories comprising multiple docking station solutions, wireless connectivity alternatives, global positioning system modules, and biometric and smartcard modules, as well as traditional peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, and cases. The company's products also consist of XSlate B10 and XSlate D10 rugged tablets; XSLATE R12 and Motion F5m/C5m tablets; and Bobcat, a rugged tablet that has a Windows operating system. It serves public safety, utility, telecommunications, field service, warehousing logistics, transportation, oil and gas production, manufacturing, route delivery, military, and homeland security markets. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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