Westell Technologies (NASDAQ:WSTL) and Sonim Technologies (NASDAQ:SONM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
13.5% of Westell Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 25.6% of Westell Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Westell Technologies and Sonim Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Sonim Technologies has a consensus price target of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.43%. Given Sonim Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sonim Technologies is more favorable than Westell Technologies.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Westell Technologies and Sonim Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Westell Technologies||$43.57 million||0.65||-$11.38 million||N/A||N/A|
Sonim Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Westell Technologies.
This table compares Westell Technologies and Sonim Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Sonim Technologies beats Westell Technologies on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Westell Technologies Company Profile
Westell Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Westell, Inc., designs and distributes telecommunications products to telephone companies in the United States. The company operates through three segments: In-Building Wireless (IBW), Intelligent Site Management and Services (ISMS), and Communications Network Solutions (CNS). The IBW segment offers distributed antenna system conditioners; repeaters; battery backup units; and system components and antennas, including couplers, duplexers, splitters, filters, and tappers for commercial and public safety in-building wireless systems. The ISMS segment provides a suite of remote units, which provide machine-to-machine communications that enable operators to remotely monitor, manage, and control site infrastructure and support systems. The CNS segment provides a range of outdoor network infrastructure, such as integrated cabinets, power distribution products, copper and fiber connectivity panels, T1 network interface units, and tower mounted amplifiers. The company serves wireless and wireline service providers, multiple systems operators, Internet service providers, systems integrators, neutral host operators, and distributors through field sales organization, distributors, and partners. Westell Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.
Sonim Technologies Company Profile
Sonim Technologies, Inc. provides ruggedized mobile phones and accessories for task workers. It offers ruggedized mobile phones, such as Sonim XP8, Sonim XP5s, and Sonim XP3 based on the Android platform that are capable of attaching to public and private wireless networks; industrial-grade accessories, including remote speaker microphones, multi-bay charging accessories, and in-vehicle hands-free voice communications solutions; and cloud-based software and application services. Sonim Technologies, Inc. sells its mobile phones and accessories primarily to wireless carriers in the United States and Canada. The company was formerly known as NaviSpin.com, Inc. and changed its name to Sonim Technologies, Inc. in December 2001. Sonim Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
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