UTStarcom (NASDAQ: UTSI) and AAC Technologies (OTCMKTS:AACAY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
27.0% of UTStarcom shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of UTStarcom shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
AAC Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. UTStarcom does not pay a dividend. AAC Technologies pays out 38.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares UTStarcom and AAC Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
UTStarcom has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AAC Technologies has a beta of 0.19, suggesting that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares UTStarcom and AAC Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|UTStarcom||$98.29 million||1.81||$6.98 million||N/A||N/A|
|AAC Technologies||$2.33 billion||7.93||$605.86 million||$0.49||30.94|
AAC Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than UTStarcom.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for UTStarcom and AAC Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
UTStarcom currently has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.60%. Given UTStarcom’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe UTStarcom is more favorable than AAC Technologies.
UTStarcom beats AAC Technologies on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
UTStarcom Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a telecom infrastructure provider to develop technology for bandwidth from cloud-based services, mobile, streaming, and other applications. The company offers broadband packet optical transport and wireless/fixed-line access products and solutions. It focuses on delivering carrier-class broadband transport and access products and solutions optimized for mobile backhaul, metro aggregation, broadband access, Wi-Fi data, and value added services. The company provides optical transport products, such as packet transport network, next generation packet transport network, and SyncRing product lines that convert and translate data, video, voice, or other traffic into an optical signal that is transmitted over glass fiber; and SOO network (software-defined open packet optical) solution, which helps telecom operators to address the challenges related to the growth of mobile and cloud services, media streaming, and social networking, as well as new applications and services. It also offers carrier Wi-Fi products, such as solutions for managed wireless access networks, including wireless access controllers, VAS platforms, network management systems, and Wi-Fi access points for carrier and MSO markets, as well as various deployment scenarios; and a range of services, such as IPTV, high-speed Internet access, POTS, ISDN, VoIP, over twisted pair copper, and optical fiber. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Admiralty, Hong Kong.
About AAC Technologies
There is no company description available for AAC Technologies Holdings Inc.
Receive News & Ratings for UTStarcom Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for UTStarcom and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.