Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) is one of 102 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Alliance Fiber Optic Products to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Alliance Fiber Optic Products has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ competitors have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliance Fiber Optic Products -4.29% -3.41% -2.68%
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Competitors -45.09% 1.84% 1.72%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Fiber Optic Products N/A N/A 37.78
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Competitors $4.31 billion $520.00 million 34.97

Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Fiber Optic Products. Alliance Fiber Optic Products is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliance Fiber Optic Products 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Competitors 930 4756 8724 365 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 5.82%. Given Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alliance Fiber Optic Products has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Alliance Fiber Optic Products competitors beat Alliance Fiber Optic Products on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Alliance Fiber Optic Products Company Profile

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP) designs, manufactures and markets a range of fiber optic components and integrated modules. The Company offers a range of products, including interconnect devices, which are used to connect optical fibers and components; couplers and splitters, which are used to divide and combine optical power, and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) devices, which are used to separate and combine multiple specific wavelengths. Its connectivity product family provides a line of optical interconnect devices, couplers and splitters, planar lightwave circuits (PLC) and related optical products, as well as integrated modules incorporating these devices. Its optical passive products include wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), coarse wavelength division multiplexer (CWDM) and DWDM components. Its product offerings include connectivity products and optical passive products.

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