Analyzing Acacia Communications (ACIA) & Imagination Tech. (IGNMF)

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Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) and Imagination Tech. (OTCMKTS:IGNMF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.9% of Acacia Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.2% of Acacia Communications shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Acacia Communications and Imagination Tech.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Acacia Communications 1.45% 3.02% 2.54%
Imagination Tech. N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Acacia Communications and Imagination Tech., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Acacia Communications 2 5 8 0 2.40
Imagination Tech. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Acacia Communications currently has a consensus target price of $50.58, indicating a potential downside of 7.71%. Given Acacia Communications’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Acacia Communications is more favorable than Imagination Tech..

Risk and Volatility

Acacia Communications has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Imagination Tech. has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Acacia Communications and Imagination Tech.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Acacia Communications $339.89 million 6.49 $4.92 million $0.15 365.33
Imagination Tech. $185.79 million 5.68 -$35.71 million N/A N/A

Acacia Communications has higher revenue and earnings than Imagination Tech..

Summary

Acacia Communications beats Imagination Tech. on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Acacia Communications Company Profile

Acacia Communications, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. Its products include a series of low-power coherent digital signal processor application-specific integrated circuits and silicon photonic integrated circuits that are integrated into families of optical interconnect modules with transmission speeds ranging from 100 to 400 gigabits per second for use in long-haul, metro, and inter-data center markets. The company sells its products through a direct sales force to network equipment manufacturers, network operators, and cloud service providers. Acacia Communications, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts.

Imagination Tech. Company Profile

Imagination Technologies Group plc creates and licenses processor solutions for graphics, video and vision processing, general purpose and embedded processing, and multi-standard communications in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers PowerVR multimedia technologies for use in the areas of graphics, ray tracing, video, and vision; MIPS processor cores for use in mobile, wearable, and Internet of things (IoT) devices; and Ensigma wireless IP solutions for high-performance and low-power connectivity, TV and audio broadcast, and high-performance switching and routing applications. The company also provides creator developer kits and software, as well as system on chip design services. It serves semiconductor manufacturers, network operators, and original equipment/device manufacturers in the mobile phone, computing, home electronics, handheld multimedia, automotive and networking, Internet of things, wearables, and other markets. The company was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Kings Langley, the United Kingdom.

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