Head to Head Contrast: NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN) vs. Multi-Fineline Electronix (MFLX)

NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) and Multi-Fineline Electronix (NASDAQ:MFLX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for NeoPhotonics Corporation and Multi-Fineline Electronix, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NeoPhotonics Corporation 0 2 5 1 2.88
Multi-Fineline Electronix 0 0 0 0 N/A

NeoPhotonics Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $9.97, suggesting a potential upside of 67.82%. Given NeoPhotonics Corporation’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe NeoPhotonics Corporation is more favorable than Multi-Fineline Electronix.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.3% of NeoPhotonics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 17.3% of NeoPhotonics Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NeoPhotonics Corporation and Multi-Fineline Electronix’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NeoPhotonics Corporation $358.05 million 0.72 $338,000.00 ($0.62) -9.58
Multi-Fineline Electronix N/A N/A N/A $1.02 22.64

NeoPhotonics Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Multi-Fineline Electronix. NeoPhotonics Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Multi-Fineline Electronix, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

NeoPhotonics Corporation has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Multi-Fineline Electronix has a beta of 1, suggesting that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares NeoPhotonics Corporation and Multi-Fineline Electronix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NeoPhotonics Corporation -7.28% -9.43% -5.36%
Multi-Fineline Electronix -9.63% -10.97% -8.10%

Summary

NeoPhotonics Corporation beats Multi-Fineline Electronix on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

NeoPhotonics Corporation Company Profile

NeoPhotonics Corporation develops, manufactures and markets optoelectronic products that transmit, receive and switch digital optical signals for communications networks. The Company develops and manufactures Transmitter Products, Receiver Products and Switch Products that are used in ultra-high speed digital optical communications, high speed switching and provisioning, and access connections for wireless and fiber-to-the-home communications networks. The Company’s products are categorized into groups, including High Speed Products and Network Products and Solutions. The High Speed Products includes products designed for 100G and beyond for telecommunication and datacenter or content provider networks and applications. Its Network Products and Solutions consist of various products designed for applications below 100G, and include 40G products. The Company combines its transmitter and receiver products into Transceiver modules.

Multi-Fineline Electronix Company Profile

Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. is engaged in the engineering, design and manufacture of flexible circuit boards along with related component assemblies. The Company provides flexible printed circuits and value-added component assembly solutions to the electronics industry. The Company provides its solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and to electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers. The Company offers products in a range of sectors, including smartphones, tablets, computer/data storage, portable bar code scanners, personal computers, wearables and other consumer electronic devices. The Company’s products include flexible printed circuits, flexible printed circuit assemblies and mechanical integration of flexible printed circuit assemblies. The Company has facilities in Irvine, California; Suzhou, China, and Singapore. The Company operates in the United States, China, Singapore and Other, which includes Malaysia, Korea and the United Kingdom.

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