Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT) and Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
16.4% of Lantronix shares are owned by institutional investors. 52.4% of Lantronix shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Acme Packet and Lantronix’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Acme Packet has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Lantronix. Lantronix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Acme Packet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Acme Packet and Lantronix, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Lantronix has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 73.91%.
This table compares Acme Packet and Lantronix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Lantronix beats Acme Packet on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Acme Packet Company Profile
Acme Packet, Inc. provides session delivery network solutions, which enable the delivery of collaboration services, applications, and next-generation voice, video, data and unified communication and collaboration services and applications across Internet Protocol (IP), networks. The Company’s session delivery network solutions are used by over 1,925 Acme Packet customers in 109 countries. The Company’s customers include fixed line, cable, mobile, transit and over-the-top (OTT), communication service providers, as well as enterprises, contacts centers and government organizations. The Company sells its products and support services through over 330 distribution partners and through its direct sales force. In April 2012, the Company acquired IPTEGO GmbH.
Lantronix Company Profile
Lantronix, Inc. is a provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of things (IoT) and information technology (IT) assets. The Company organizes its products and solutions into three product lines, including IoT, IT Management and Other. Its IoT products consist of IoT Gateways and IoT Building Blocks. The Company’s IT Management product line includes console management, power management and keyboard video mouse (KVM), products that provide remote out-of-band management (OOBM) access to IT and networking infrastructure deployed in test labs, data centers and server rooms. Its Other product line includes non-focus products, such as the xPrintServer, xSenso and WiBox. Its connectivity solutions serves a range of industries, including data center, medical, security, environmental and government. The Company conducts its business in approximately three geographic regions, including the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).
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