Casa Systems (NASDAQ: CASA) and Echostar (NASDAQ:SATS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
This table compares Casa Systems and Echostar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
54.3% of Casa Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.8% of Echostar shares are owned by institutional investors. 65.2% of Casa Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 73.5% of Echostar 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Casa Systems and Echostar, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Casa Systems presently has a consensus target price of $25.17, indicating a potential upside of 42.18%. Echostar has a consensus target price of $73.00, indicating a potential upside of 61.65%. Given Echostar’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Echostar is more favorable than Casa Systems.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Casa Systems and Echostar’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Echostar has higher revenue and earnings than Casa Systems. Casa Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Echostar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Echostar beats Casa Systems on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Casa Systems
Casa Systems, Inc. provides software-centric broadband products in North America, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers software-centric infrastructure solutions that allow cable service providers to deliver voice, video, and data services over a single platform at multi-gigabit speeds. It also provides solutions for next-generation centralized, distributed, and virtualized architectures for cable broadband, fixed-line broadband, and wireless networks. Casa Systems, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.
EchoStar Corporation provides satellite service operations and video delivery solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Hughes and EchoStar Satellite Services. The Hughes segments offers broadband satellite technologies and Internet services for home and small office customers; and broadband network technologies, managed services, equipment, hardware, satellite services, and communication solutions for aeronautical, enterprise, and government customers, as well as consumers. This segment also designs, provides, and installs gateways and terminal equipment for other satellite systems; and provides satellite ground segment systems and terminals to mobile system operators. The EchoStar Satellite Services segment offers satellite service operations and video delivery solutions on a full-time and occasional-use basis primarily to corporates, the United States government service providers, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers, and private enterprise customers. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated through a fleet of 19 owned and leased in-orbit satellites. EchoStar Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
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