Analyzing AltiGen Communications (OTCMKTS:ATGN) & Akoustis Technologies (OTCMKTS:AKTS)

AltiGen Communications (OTCMKTS:ATGN) and Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ:AKTS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of AltiGen Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.3% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 14.0% of AltiGen Communications shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.6% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares AltiGen Communications and Akoustis 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%
Akoustis Technologies -2,879.43% -128.55% -70.10%

Risk and Volatility

AltiGen Communications has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Akoustis Technologies has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for AltiGen Communications and Akoustis Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AltiGen Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Akoustis Technologies 0 0 6 0 3.00

Akoustis Technologies has a consensus target price of $10.60, suggesting a potential upside of 85.96%. Given Akoustis Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Akoustis Technologies is more favorable than AltiGen Communications.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AltiGen Communications and Akoustis Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AltiGen Communications $10.00 million 2.70 $9.84 million N/A N/A
Akoustis Technologies $1.20 million 142.07 -$21.73 million N/A N/A

AltiGen Communications has higher revenue and earnings than Akoustis Technologies.

Summary

Akoustis Technologies beats AltiGen Communications on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AltiGen Communications

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.

About Akoustis Technologies

Akoustis Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc., develops, designs, manufactures, and sells radio frequency (RF) filter products for the mobile wireless device industries in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Foundry Fabrication Services and RF Filters. The Foundry Fabrication Services segment provides engineering review services; and smart systems technology and commercialization center foundry, as well as manufacturing and microelectromechanical systems foundry services. The RF Filters segment consists of amplifier and filter products. It offers RF filters for mobile wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets, cellular infrastructure equipment, and Wi-Fi premise equipment. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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