ADDvantage Technologies Group (NASDAQ:AEY) and HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
7.9% of ADDvantage Technologies Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.3% of HD Supply shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.3% of ADDvantage Technologies Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of HD Supply shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares ADDvantage Technologies Group and HD Supply’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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HD Supply has higher revenue and earnings than ADDvantage Technologies Group.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for ADDvantage Technologies Group and HD Supply, as reported by MarketBeat.
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HD Supply has a consensus target price of $48.13, indicating a potential upside of 25.13%. Given HD Supply’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HD Supply is more favorable than ADDvantage Technologies Group.
Volatility & Risk
ADDvantage Technologies Group has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HD Supply has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares ADDvantage Technologies Group and HD Supply’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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HD Supply beats ADDvantage Technologies Group on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
ADDvantage Technologies Group Company Profile
ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. distributes and services electronics and hardware for the cable television and telecommunication industries worldwide. The company's Cable Television segment provides cable television equipment for use in connection with video, telephone, and Internet data signals. This segment also offers headend products, including satellite receivers, integrated receivers/decoders, demodulators, modulators, antennas and antenna mounts, amplifiers, equalizers, and processors for signal acquisition, processing, and manipulation for further transmission; and fiber products, such as optical transmitters, fiber-optic cables, receivers, couplers, splitters, and compatible accessories. In addition, this segment provides access and transport products comprising transmitters, receivers, line extenders, broadband amplifiers, directional taps, and splitters used to permit signals to travel from the headend to their destination in a home, apartment, hotel room, office, or other terminal location; test equipment for use in the set-up, signal testing, and maintenance of electronic equipment, as well as support of cable television system; hardware equipment, such as connector and cable products; and repair services. Its Telecommunications segment offers new and used telecommunication equipment, including component parts, and spares or replace non-working components. This segment provides central office equipment comprising optical, switching, and data equipment on a customer's communication network; and customer premise equipment, such as integrated access devices, channel banks, Internet protocol private branch exchange phones, and routers, as well as decommissioning services. The company was formerly known as ADDvantage Media Group, Inc. and changed its name to ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. in December 1999. ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
HD Supply Company Profile
HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distributor in North America. It operates through two segments, Facilities Maintenance, and Construction & Industrial. The Facilities Maintenance segment offers electrical and lighting items, plumbing, appliances, janitorial supplies, hardware, kitchen and bath cabinets, window coverings, textiles and guest amenities, healthcare maintenance, and water and wastewater treatment products, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products. The Construction & Industrial segment offers tilt-up brace systems, forming and shoring systems, concrete chemicals, hand and power tools, cutting tools, rebars, ladders, safety and fall arrest equipment, specialty screws and fasteners, sealants and adhesives, drainage pipes, geo-synthetics, erosion and sediment control equipment, and other engineered materials used in non-residential and residential construction. This segment also provides home improvement solutions, such as light remodeling and construction supplies, kitchen and bath cabinets, windows, plumbing materials, electrical equipment, and other products primarily to small remodeling contractors and trade professionals through local retail outlets. In addition, it offers pre-bid assistance, product submittals, engineering, and tool repair services. It serves contractors, maintenance professionals, home builders, industrial businesses, and government entities through a network of branches and professional sales force, as well as through print catalogs and e-commerce. The company was formerly known as HDS Investment Holding, Inc. and changed its name to HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in April 2013. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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