Alps Electric (OTCMKTS: APELY) and Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Alps Electric and Extreme Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Extreme Networks has a consensus price target of $16.70, indicating a potential upside of 30.47%. Given Extreme Networks’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Extreme Networks is more favorable than Alps Electric.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Alps Electric and Extreme Networks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alps Electric||$6.71 billion||0.75||$311.26 million||N/A||N/A|
|Extreme Networks||$598.12 million||2.47||-$8.51 million||($0.18)||-71.11|
Alps Electric has higher revenue and earnings than Extreme Networks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Alps Electric shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.5% of Extreme Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Extreme Networks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Alps Electric pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Extreme Networks does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Alps Electric and Extreme Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk and Volatility
Alps Electric has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Extreme Networks has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Extreme Networks beats Alps Electric on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Alps Electric Company Profile
Alps Electric Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets approximately 40,000 types of electronic components. The Company’s segments include Electronic components, Automotive Infotainment and Logistics. The Electronic components business involves the development, manufacturing and marketing of a range of electronic components. The Automotive Infotainment business involves the development, manufacturing, and marketing of audio, information and communication equipment. The Logistics business involves the provision of transportation, storage and forwarding services. The Company is also engaged in marketing and planning; development and design; production engineering; manufacturing, and quality assurance. Its products include Sensors, TACT Switch, Switches, Encoders, Potentiometers, Connectors, Communication Modules, Multi Control Devices, Power Inductors, Magnetic Sheet Liqualloy, Current Sensors, Aspherical Glass Lens, Touch Input Devices, Actuators and Printers.
Extreme Networks Company Profile
Extreme Networks, Inc. is a provider of network infrastructure equipment. The Company markets its products to business, governmental, healthcare, service provider and educational customers with a focus on corporate enterprises and metropolitan service providers on a global basis. The Company operates through the development and marketing of network infrastructure equipment segment. The Company’s products include ExtremeWireless, ExtremeSwitching, ExtremeControl, ExtremeManagement, ExtremeCloud, ExtremeAnalytics and ExtremeSecurity. The Company offers solutions in categories, which includes industry solutions, technology solutions and managed services solutions. The Company operates in three geographical areas: Americas, which includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America; EMEA, which includes Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa, and APAC, which includes Asia Pacific, South Asia, India, Australia and Japan.
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