Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) and Linear Technology (NASDAQ:LLTC) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Alliance Fiber Optic Products and Linear Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alliance Fiber Optic Products||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Volatility and Risk
Alliance Fiber Optic Products has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Linear Technology has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Linear Technology pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Alliance Fiber Optic Products does not pay a dividend. Linear Technology pays out 64.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and Linear Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alliance Fiber Optic Products||-4.29%||-3.41%||-2.68%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
90.2% of Linear Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Linear Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and Linear Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alliance Fiber Optic Products||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.49||37.78|
Linear Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alliance Fiber Optic Products, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Linear Technology beats Alliance Fiber Optic Products on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Company Profile
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP) designs, manufactures and markets a range of fiber optic components and integrated modules. The Company offers a range of products, including interconnect devices, which are used to connect optical fibers and components; couplers and splitters, which are used to divide and combine optical power, and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) devices, which are used to separate and combine multiple specific wavelengths. Its connectivity product family provides a line of optical interconnect devices, couplers and splitters, planar lightwave circuits (PLC) and related optical products, as well as integrated modules incorporating these devices. Its optical passive products include wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), coarse wavelength division multiplexer (CWDM) and DWDM components. Its product offerings include connectivity products and optical passive products.
Linear Technology Company Profile
Linear Technology Corporation is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing a line of analog integrated circuits. The Company produces power management, data conversion, signal conditioning, radio frequency (RF) and interface integrated circuits (ICs) and wireless sensor network products, among others. The Company’s principal product categories include amplifiers, high speed amplifiers, voltage regulators, voltage references, interfaces, data converters, battery stack monitors, silicon oscillators and timer blox, phase locked loop (PLL) synthesizers and clock distribution, SmartMesh embedded wireless sensor network, radio and microwave frequency circuits, Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Controllers, and Other. The Company’s products provide a bridge between analog world and the digital electronics in communications, networking, industrial, transportation, computer, medical, instrumentation, consumer, and military and aerospace systems.
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