Airgain (NASDAQ: AIRG) and AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Airgain and AudioCodes’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Airgain and AudioCodes, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Airgain currently has a consensus price target of $15.75, suggesting a potential upside of 43.97%. AudioCodes has a consensus price target of $7.75, suggesting a potential upside of 4.73%. Given Airgain’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Airgain is more favorable than AudioCodes.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
24.5% of Airgain shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.1% of AudioCodes shares are held by institutional investors. 23.4% of Airgain shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 48.8% of AudioCodes shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Airgain and AudioCodes’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Airgain||$43.43 million||2.41||$3.73 million||$0.17||64.36|
|AudioCodes||$145.57 million||1.62||$16.23 million||$0.54||13.70|
AudioCodes has higher revenue and earnings than Airgain. AudioCodes is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Airgain, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Airgain has a beta of 1.83, meaning that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AudioCodes has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Airgain beats AudioCodes on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Airgain, Inc. is a provider of embedded antenna technologies used to enable wireless networking across a range of home, enterprise and industrial devices. The Company’s antennas are found in devices deployed in carrier, enterprise and residential wireless networks and systems, including set top boxes, access points, routers, gateways and digital televisions. It offers six product lines, including MaxBeam High Gain Embedded Antennas, Profile Embedded Antennas, Profile Contour Embedded Antennas, Ultra Embedded Antennas, OmniMax High Performance External Antennas and MaxBeam Carrier Class Antennas. The Company, through its design, integration and testing of embedded antenna technology, provides its technology to the residential wireless local area network, wireless fidelity and antenna market, and also supplies to carriers, original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers and system designers. The Company supplies its products in the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia.
AudioCodes Ltd. designs, develops and sells Voice over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) and converged VoIP, and data networking solutions, products and applications that facilitate Unified Communications (UC) and Contact Center (CC) services. The Company categorizes its products and services into two main business lines: network and technology. Network products consist of customer premises equipment (CPE), gateways for the enterprise and service provider (or carrier) markets and of carrier-grade-oriented low- and mid-density media gateways for service providers and Enterprise Session Border Controls (ESBCs). Complementing its media gateways and session border gateways as network products are its multi-service business routers (MSBR), Internet Protocol (IP) phones, media servers, mobile VoIP solutions and value added application products. Technology products consist of its chips and boards business products. Its products are deployed in enterprise, service provider cloud networks.
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