Commscope (COMM) & UTStarcom (UTSI) Financial Comparison

Commscope (NASDAQ: COMM) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Commscope and UTStarcom, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Commscope 0 5 7 0 2.58
UTStarcom 0 0 1 0 3.00

Commscope currently has a consensus target price of $40.78, suggesting a potential upside of 7.04%. UTStarcom has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential downside of 20.38%. Given Commscope’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Commscope is more favorable than UTStarcom.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.0% of UTStarcom shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Commscope shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of UTStarcom shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Commscope and UTStarcom’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Commscope $4.92 billion 1.48 $222.83 million $0.99 38.48
UTStarcom $80.18 million 2.78 $290,000.00 N/A N/A

Commscope has higher revenue and earnings than UTStarcom.

Profitability

This table compares Commscope and UTStarcom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Commscope 4.21% 29.11% 5.97%
UTStarcom N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Commscope beats UTStarcom on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Commscope

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (CommScope) is a provider of infrastructure solutions for the core, access and edge layers of communications networks. The Company operates through two segments: CommScope Connectivity Solutions (CCS) and CommScope Mobility Solutions (CMS). Its portfolio includes wireless and fiber optic solutions. The Company’s solutions are found in the venues and outdoor spaces, including in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexities; at wireless cell sites; in telecom central offices and cable head ends; in fiber-to-the-X (FTTX) deployments, and in airports, trains and tunnels. As of December 31, 2016, it served customers in over 100 countries through a network of more than 30 manufacturing and distribution facilities located around the globe. Its customers include global telecommunication operators and enterprise customers, including Fortune 500 enterprises and multi-system operators (MSOs).

About UTStarcom

UTStarcom Holdings Corp. provides broadband products, solution and services. The Company delivers broadband transport and access (both wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and fixed line) products and solutions, optimized for mobile backhaul, metro aggregation, broadband access and Wi-Fi data offloading. Its segments include Equipment, which is focused on its equipment sales, including network infrastructure and application products, and Services, which is engaged in providing services and support of its equipment products and also the new operational support segment. The broadband product lines include family of packet transport network (PTN) products based on multi-protocol label switch transport profile (MPLS-TP) and carrier Ethernet (CE) technologies enhanced through in-house software-defined networking (SDN) platform to support the network evolution, and multi services access network (MSAN) platform. Wireless broadband access is represented by end-to-end Carrier Wi-Fi solution.

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