Contrasting Airgain (AIRG) and Aviat Networks (AVNW)

Airgain (NASDAQ: AIRG) and Aviat Networks (NASDAQ:AVNW) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

30.3% of Airgain shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of Aviat Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 20.4% of Airgain shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.0% of Aviat Networks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Airgain has a beta of 2.06, suggesting that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aviat Networks has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Airgain and Aviat Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Airgain -0.68% 1.58% 1.31%
Aviat Networks 0.13% 1.39% 0.51%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Airgain and Aviat Networks’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Airgain $49.52 million 1.75 $1.14 million $0.11 81.55
Aviat Networks $241.87 million 0.36 -$820,000.00 N/A N/A

Airgain has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Aviat Networks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Airgain and Aviat Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Airgain 0 1 2 0 2.67
Aviat Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A

Airgain presently has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 56.08%. Given Airgain’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Airgain is more favorable than Aviat Networks.

Summary

Airgain beats Aviat Networks on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Airgain Company Profile

Airgain, Inc. designs, develops, and engineers antenna products for original equipment and design manufacturers, chipset vendors, and service providers worldwide. Its products include MaxBeam embedded antennas; profile embedded antennas; profile contour embedded antennas; ultra-embedded antennas; omnimax high performance external antennas; MaxBeam carrier class antennas; and SmartMax embedded antennas, as well as automotive, fleet, public safety, and M2M antennas. The company provides embedded antenna technologies to enable high performance wireless networking across a range of home, enterprise, automotive, and Internet of Things. As of December 31, 2017, it had 131 issued patents in the United States, 23 companion patents outside the United States, and 81 patent applications on file. The company was formerly known as AM Group and changed its name to Airgain, Inc. in 2004. Airgain, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Aviat Networks Company Profile

Aviat Networks, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells a range of wireless networking products, solutions, and services worldwide. Its products include broadband wireless access base stations and customer premises equipment for fixed and mobile; and point-to-point digital microwave transmission systems designed for first/last mile access, middle mile/backhaul, and long distance trunking applications, as well as support new network deployments, network expansion, and capacity upgrades. The company also offers network management software solutions, which enable operators to deploy, monitor, and manage its systems, as well as third party equipment, such as antennas, routers, optical transmission equipment, and other equipment to build and deploy telecommunications transmission network. In addition, it provides a suite of professional services, including network planning and design, site surveys and builds, systems integration, installation, maintenance, network monitoring, training, customer service, and other professional services. The company serves wireless/mobile service providers; original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); and private network users, such as public safety agencies and government institutions, as well as utility, pipeline, railroad, and other industrial enterprises that operate wireless networks. It markets its products through its direct sales, service, and support organization; and through OEMs and system integrators, as well as indirectly through dealers, resellers, and sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. and changed its name to Aviat Networks, Inc. in January 2010. Aviat Networks, Inc. is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

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