Contrasting AltiGen Communications (OTCMKTS:ATGN) and Westell Technologies (OTCMKTS:WSTL)

AltiGen Communications (OTCMKTS:ATGN) and Westell Technologies (NASDAQ:WSTL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AltiGen Communications and Westell Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AltiGen Communications $10.00 million 2.72 $9.84 million N/A N/A
Westell Technologies $43.57 million 0.53 -$11.38 million N/A N/A

AltiGen Communications has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Westell Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares AltiGen Communications and Westell Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AltiGen Communications 96.04% 108.13% 81.90%
Westell Technologies -34.15% -12.07% -10.39%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of AltiGen Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.6% of Westell Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.0% of AltiGen Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.7% of Westell Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

AltiGen Communications has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westell Technologies has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for AltiGen Communications and Westell Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AltiGen Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Westell Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

AltiGen Communications beats Westell Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

AltiGen Communications Company Profile

Altigen Communications, Inc. designs, delivers, and supports Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems and call center solutions worldwide. The company offers MaxCommunications Server (MaxCS) IP-PBX, a software-based phone system that provides customers with business communications solutions; MaxACD VoIP Contact Center, a software-based automatic call distribution engine, which offers call routing and call distribution options; MaxMobile that extends a set of business PBX functionality to smart phone devices; and MaxCommunicator, a Windows-based desktop application, which provides call control and visual voice mail management to the desktop. It also offers MaxAgent, a Windows-based desktop application to bring call control and workgroup information to call center agents; MaxSupervisor, a Windows-based desktop application for call center supervisors; and MaxACD for Lync, a call center solution. In addition, the company provides hosted services; and service support programs, which offer customers with updates, patches, new releases, and technical support for the applications they are licensed to use. It sells its products to small-to-medium sized and multi-site businesses, corporate branch offices, call centers, credit unions, and community banks through a channel of distributors and resellers. Altigen Communications, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Westell Technologies Company Profile

Westell Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Westell, Inc., designs and distributes telecommunications products to telephone companies in the United States. The company operates through three segments: In-Building Wireless (IBW), Intelligent Site Management and Services (ISMS), and Communications Network Solutions (CNS). The IBW segment offers distributed antenna system conditioners; repeaters; battery backup units; and system components and antennas, including couplers, duplexers, splitters, filters, and tappers for commercial and public safety in-building wireless systems. The ISMS segment provides a suite of remote units, which provide machine-to-machine communications that enable operators to remotely monitor, manage, and control site infrastructure and support systems. The CNS segment provides a range of outdoor network infrastructure, such as integrated cabinets, power distribution products, copper and fiber connectivity panels, T1 network interface units, and tower mounted amplifiers. The company serves wireless and wireline service providers, multiple systems operators, Internet service providers, systems integrators, neutral host operators, and distributors through field sales organization, distributors, and partners. Westell Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.

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