Aviat Networks (NASDAQ:AVNW) and Ubiquiti (NYSE:UI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

Ubiquiti pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Aviat Networks does not pay a dividend. Ubiquiti pays out 25.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aviat Networks and Ubiquiti’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aviat Networks $243.86 million 0.32 $9.74 million N/A N/A
Ubiquiti $1.16 billion 6.92 $322.69 million $4.74 24.69

Ubiquiti has higher revenue and earnings than Aviat Networks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

50.3% of Aviat Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.3% of Ubiquiti shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Aviat Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 78.7% of Ubiquiti shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Aviat Networks and Ubiquiti’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aviat Networks 3.99% 4.91% 1.98%
Ubiquiti 27.78% 206.17% 37.61%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Aviat Networks and Ubiquiti, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aviat Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ubiquiti 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Aviat Networks has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ubiquiti has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Ubiquiti beats Aviat Networks on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aviat Networks Company Profile

Aviat Networks, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells a range of wireless networking products, solutions, and services worldwide. Its products include broadband wireless access base stations and customer premises equipment for fixed and mobile networks; and point-to-point digital microwave radio systems for access, backhaul, trunking, and license-exempt applications, as well as supporting new network deployments, network expansion, and capacity upgrades. The company also offers network management software tools and applications, which enable operators to deploy, monitor, manage, and optimize its systems, as well as sources, supplies, and supports third party equipment, such as antennas, routers, optical transmission equipment, and other equipment to build and deploy telecommunications transmission network. In addition, it provides a suite of professional services, including planning, deployment, operation, optimization, and maintenance of customers' networks. The company serves mobile and fixed public, private, and broadcast network operators; federal, state, and local government agencies; and transportation, energy, and utility companies, as well as public safety agencies. It markets its products through a direct sales, service, and support organization, as well as through original equipment manufacturers and system integrators; indirectly through dealers, resellers, and sales representatives; and through online. The company was formerly known as Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. and changed its name to Aviat Networks, Inc. in January 2010. Aviat Networks, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Ubiquiti Company Profile

Ubiquiti Inc. develops networking technology for service providers, enterprises, and consumers worldwide. It develops technology platforms for high-capacity distributed Internet access, unified information technology, and consumer electronics for professional, home, and personal use. Its service provider product platforms offer carrier-class network infrastructure for fixed wireless broadband, wireless backhaul systems, and routing; and enterprise product platforms provide wireless LAN infrastructure, video surveillance products, switching and routing solutions, security gateways, and other WLAN products, as well as offers consumer products under the Ubiquiti Labs brand name. The company also provides technology platforms, such as airMAX platform, which include proprietary protocols that contain technologies for minimizing signal noise; EdgeMAX, a software and system routing platform; airFiber, a point-to-point radio system; and UFiber GPON platform to build high speed fiber Internet networks. In addition, it offers UniFi Enterprise WLAN; UniFi Video, a video surveillance system; UniFi Switch that deliver performance, switching, and PoE+ support for enterprise networks; and UniFi Security Gateway that provide routing and network security, as well as develops AmpliFi platform, a Wi-Fi system solution for connected homes. Further, Ubiquiti Inc. offers embedded radio products; and mounting brackets, cables, and power over Ethernet adapters. It serves customers through a network of approximately 100 distributors and online retailers worldwide. The company was formerly known as Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. and changed its name to Ubiquiti Inc. in August 2019. Ubiquiti Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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