Akoustis Technologies (AKTS) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Comparison

Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ: AKTS) is one of 28 public companies in the “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Akoustis Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Akoustis Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akoustis Technologies -2,018.99% -81.49% -47.51%
Akoustis Technologies Competitors -117.18% -15.32% -6.42%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Akoustis Technologies and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akoustis Technologies 0 1 3 0 2.75
Akoustis Technologies Competitors 256 748 1213 58 2.47

Akoustis Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 24.69%. As a group, “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies have a potential upside of 22.19%. Given Akoustis Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Akoustis Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Akoustis Technologies and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Akoustis Technologies $1.79 million -$36.14 million -9.33
Akoustis Technologies Competitors $713.20 million -$65.36 million -40.24

Akoustis Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Akoustis Technologies. Akoustis Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

38.8% of Akoustis Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.2% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.0% of Akoustis Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.8% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Akoustis Technologies has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Akoustis Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 4.26, suggesting that their average stock price is 326% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Akoustis Technologies rivals beat Akoustis Technologies on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Akoustis Technologies

Akoustis Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc., develops, designs, manufactures, and sells radio frequency (RF) filter products for the mobile wireless device industries in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Foundry Fabrication Services and RF Filters. The Foundry Fabrication Services segment provides engineering review services; and smart systems technology and commercialization center foundry, as well as manufacturing and microelectromechanical systems foundry services. The RF Filters segment consists of amplifier and filter products. It offers RF filters for mobile wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets, cellular infrastructure equipment, and Wi-Fi premise equipment. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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