Head to Head Analysis: Entropic Communications (ENTR) and Aquantia (AQ)

Entropic Communications (NASDAQ: ENTR) and Aquantia (NYSE:AQ) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Entropic Communications and Aquantia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entropic Communications -10.45% -11.67% -9.68%
Aquantia N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Entropic Communications and Aquantia, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entropic Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aquantia 0 0 5 0 3.00

Aquantia has a consensus price target of $14.80, suggesting a potential upside of 49.49%. Given Aquantia’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Aquantia is more favorable than Entropic Communications.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Entropic Communications and Aquantia’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entropic Communications N/A N/A N/A ($0.89) -18.06
Aquantia $86.67 million 3.83 -$440,000.00 ($0.31) -31.94

Entropic Communications has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Aquantia. Aquantia is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entropic Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Aquantia beats Entropic Communications on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Entropic Communications Company Profile

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Entropic) is a fabless semiconductor company. Entropic designs, develops and markets semiconductor solutions to enable home entertainment. The Company offers a portfolio of set-top box (STB), Video System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and home connectivity (Connectivity) solutions. Entropic’s Connectivity solutions enable access to broadcast and Internet Protocol television (IPTV) services, as well as deliver and distribute other media content, such as movies, music, games and photos across the home. The Company’s Connectivity solutions include home networking solutions based on the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard, high-speed broadband access solutions and Direct Broadcast Satellite outdoor unit (DBS ODU) solutions. Entropic’s STB product portfolio consists of a range of digital STB components and system solutions for the satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets across the world.

Aquantia Company Profile

Aquantia Corp is engaged in developing and supplying connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise and wireless local area network (WLAN) applications. The Company offers 10 gigabyte Ethernet and Multi-Gig Ethernet Silicon product for data center and cloud, and the enterprise and WLAN markets. For data center and cloud market, it offers 10GBASE-T PHYs product line, which includes 28 nanometer technology products, such as AQ2402, AQ2403, AQ2203 and AQ2104; 40 nanometer technology products, such as AQ1402, AQ1202 and AQ1103, and 90 nanometer technology product, AQ1002. For enterprise and WLAN market, it offers AQrate product line, including 28 nanometer technology products, such as AQR405, AQR205 and AQR105. Its AQrate product line consists of single, dual and quad-port configurations for applications ranging from client personal computers and others for single and dual-port devices, to Enterprise and Campus Ethernet switches for the quad-port versions.

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