As Communication Equipment companies, Aviat Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AVNW) and Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LITE) are our subject to contrast. And more specifically their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Aviat Networks Inc.||14||0.00||3.89M||9.86||1.30|
|Lumentum Holdings Inc.||56||0.83||76.35M||0.46||124.19|
Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Aviat Networks Inc. and Lumentum Holdings Inc. Lumentum Holdings Inc. appears to has lower earnings, but higher revenue than Aviat Networks Inc. Business that currently has a lower P/E ratio means that it is the more affordable of the two businesses. Aviat Networks Inc.’s current P/E ratio is lower than that of Lumentum Holdings Inc., which means that it is the affordable of the two.
Table 2 represents Aviat Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AVNW) and Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LITE)’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Aviat Networks Inc.||27,925,340.99%||9.5%||3.7%|
|Lumentum Holdings Inc.||137,567,567.57%||1.6%||0.9%|
Risk and Volatility
Aviat Networks Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 19.00% less volatile than S&P 500 due to its 0.81 beta. Lumentum Holdings Inc.’s 27.00% more volatile than S&P 500 which is a result of the 1.27 beta.
The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Aviat Networks Inc. are 1.5 and 1.3 respectively. Its competitor Lumentum Holdings Inc.’s Current Ratio is 4 and its Quick Ratio is 3.2. Lumentum Holdings Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Aviat Networks Inc.
The next table highlights the given recommendations and ratings for Aviat Networks Inc. and Lumentum Holdings Inc.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Aviat Networks Inc.||0||0||0||0.00|
|Lumentum Holdings Inc.||0||0||1||3.00|
Meanwhile, Lumentum Holdings Inc.’s consensus price target is $65, while its potential upside is 20.77%.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
Roughly 57.1% of Aviat Networks Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 96.5% of Lumentum Holdings Inc. are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% are Aviat Networks Inc.’s share held by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, held 0.8% of Lumentum Holdings Inc. shares.
In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|Aviat Networks Inc.||-0.85%||-3.22%||-5.04%||-5.74%||-19.37%||-3.25%|
|Lumentum Holdings Inc.||-3.18%||3.97%||-8.48%||20.9%||8.69%||34.8%|
For the past year Aviat Networks Inc. has -3.25% weaker performance while Lumentum Holdings Inc. has 34.8% stronger performance.
Lumentum Holdings Inc. beats on 11 of the 14 factors Aviat Networks Inc.
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.
Lumentum Holdings Inc. manufactures and sells optical and photonic products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through two segments, Optical Communications and Commercial Lasers. The Optical Communications segment offers components, modules, and subsystems that enable the transmission and transport of video, audio, and text data over high-capacity fiber optic cables. It offers tunable transponders, transceivers, and transmitter modules; tunable lasers, receivers, and modulators; and transport products comprising reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers, amplifiers, and optical channel monitors, as well as components consisting of 980nm, multi-mode, and Raman pumps. This segment also offers Super Transport Blade, which integrates optical transport functions into a single-slot blade; products for 3-D sensing applications, including a light source product; vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers; distributed feedback and electro-absorption modulated lasers; and individual and compact laser arrays. It serves customers in telecommunications, data communications, and consumer and industrial markets. The Commercial Lasers segment offers diode-pumped solid-state, diode, direct-diode, fiber, and gas lasers. This segment serves customers in markets and applications, such as sheet metal processing, general manufacturing, biotechnology, graphics and imaging, and remote sensing, as well as in precision machining, including drilling in printed circuit boards, wafer singulation, glass cutting, and solar cell scribing. Its lasers products are used in various original equipment manufacturer applications. Lumentum Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
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