Calix (NYSE: CALX) and EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Calix and EMCORE’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Calix||$510.37 million||0.68||-$83.03 million||($1.66)||-4.16|
|EMCORE||$122.89 million||1.24||$8.23 million||$0.24||23.33|
Volatility & Risk
Calix has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EMCORE has a beta of 0.37, indicating that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Calix and EMCORE, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Calix presently has a consensus target price of $6.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.80%. EMCORE has a consensus target price of $6.67, suggesting a potential upside of 19.05%. Given EMCORE’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EMCORE is more favorable than Calix.
This table compares Calix and EMCORE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
64.9% of Calix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.5% of EMCORE shares are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of Calix shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of EMCORE shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
EMCORE beats Calix on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Calix, Inc. provides broadband communications access systems and software for fiber- and copper-based network architectures that enable communications service providers (CSPs), to transform their networks and connect to their residential and business subscribers. The Company enables CSPs to provide various services, from basic voice and data to advanced broadband services, over legacy and next-generation access networks. It develops and sells carrier-class hardware and cloud products. Its portfolio consists of three core systems and/or nodes: E-Series access systems and nodes (E-Series systems and nodes), B6 access nodes (B-Series nodes), and the C7 multiservice, multiprotocol access system (C-Series system). These systems and nodes are complemented by the P-Series optical network terminals and residential gateways, the GigaFamily of GigaCenters, GigaHubs, and GigaPoints, the Calix Management System, OpenLink Cable software and Compass Cloud family of software-as-a-service products.
EMCORE Corporation is engaged in designing and manufacturing indium phosphide (InP) optical chips, components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market. The Company focuses on linear fiber optic transmission technology. The Company operates through Fiber Optics segment. The Company provides optical components, and also end-to-end solutions for high-speed communications network infrastructures. The Company’s optical technologies are designed for cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks, telecommunications and data centers, satellite communications, aerospace and defense, wireless networks, and broadcast and professional audio/video systems. The Company’s fiber optics products enable information that is modulated on light signals to be transmitted, routed (switched) and received in communication systems and networks.
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