Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ: LILA) and Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Liberty Latin America and Ruckus Wireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Latin America||N/A||N/A||N/A|
20.9% of Liberty Latin America shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Liberty Latin America and Ruckus Wireless’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Latin America||$3.59 billion||1.08||-$795.99 million||($4.65)||-4.86|
Ruckus Wireless has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Liberty Latin America. Liberty Latin America is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ruckus Wireless, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings for Liberty Latin America and Ruckus Wireless, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Latin America||2||3||1||0||1.83|
Liberty Latin America presently has a consensus target price of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.72%. Given Liberty Latin America’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Liberty Latin America is more favorable than Ruckus Wireless.
Liberty Latin America beats Ruckus Wireless on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Liberty Latin America
Liberty Latin America Ltd is a telecommunications company. The Company is focused on offering communications and entertainment services that deliver to residential and business customers include video, broadband Internet, telephony and mobile services. The Company offers a triple play of bundled services of digital video, Internet and telephony in one subscription. The Company’s business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology (IT) solutions. It also operates an extensive sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects.
About Ruckus Wireless
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a supplier of advanced (Wi-Fi) solutions. The Company’s solutions, which it call Smart Wi-Fi, are used by service providers and enterprises to solve a range of network capacity, coverage and reliability challenges associated with wireless traffic demands. It operates through selling controllers and access points along with related software and services segment. The Company markets and sells its products and technology through a network of channel partners to a variety of service providers and enterprises around the world. Its Smart Wi-Fi solutions offer features and functionality, such as enhanced reliability, extended range and scalability. Its products include controllers, indoor and outdoor access points, wireless bridges, controller software platforms, software management solutions, including reporting and analytics, and Wi-Fi-related cloud services, such as location-based positioning, and certificate-based security and on-boarding of Wi-Fi devices.
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