Head-To-Head Analysis: ARRIS International PLC (ARRS) versus Airgain (AIRG)

ARRIS International PLC (NASDAQ: ARRS) and Airgain (NASDAQ:AIRG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares ARRIS International PLC and Airgain’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ARRIS International PLC 2.51% 14.02% 5.89%
Airgain 3.34% 5.97% 4.88%

Volatility & Risk

ARRIS International PLC has a beta of 1.39, meaning that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Airgain has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.9% of ARRIS International PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.2% of Airgain shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of ARRIS International PLC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.4% of Airgain shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ARRIS International PLC and Airgain’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ARRIS International PLC $6.83 billion 0.77 $18.10 million $0.87 32.21
Airgain $43.43 million 1.86 $3.73 million $0.17 49.94

ARRIS International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Airgain. ARRIS International PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Airgain, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for ARRIS International PLC and Airgain, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ARRIS International PLC 0 2 5 0 2.71
Airgain 0 0 5 0 3.00

ARRIS International PLC currently has a consensus price target of $33.57, suggesting a potential upside of 19.81%. Airgain has a consensus price target of $15.75, suggesting a potential upside of 85.51%. Given Airgain’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Airgain is more favorable than ARRIS International PLC.

Summary

Airgain beats ARRIS International PLC on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

ARRIS International PLC Company Profile

ARRIS International plc is a media entertainment and data communications solutions provider. The Company operates in two segments: Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), and Network & Cloud (N&C). The Company enables service providers, including cable, telephone, and digital broadcast satellite operators, and media programmers to deliver media, voice and Internet Protocol (IP) data services to their subscribers. It is engaged in offering set-tops, digital video and IP television (IPTV) distribution systems, broadband access infrastructure platforms, and associated data and voice CPE, which it also sells directly to consumers through retail channels. Its solutions are complemented by an array of services, including technical support, repair and refurbishment, and system design and integration. The CPE segment consists of CPE Products-Video and CPE Products-Broadband. The N&C segment consists of Infrastructure Products, Cloud Software and Global Services.

Airgain Company Profile

Airgain, Inc. is a provider of embedded antenna technologies used to enable wireless networking across a range of home, enterprise and industrial devices. The Company’s antennas are found in devices deployed in carrier, enterprise and residential wireless networks and systems, including set top boxes, access points, routers, gateways and digital televisions. It offers six product lines, including MaxBeam High Gain Embedded Antennas, Profile Embedded Antennas, Profile Contour Embedded Antennas, Ultra Embedded Antennas, OmniMax High Performance External Antennas and MaxBeam Carrier Class Antennas. The Company, through its design, integration and testing of embedded antenna technology, provides its technology to the residential wireless local area network, wireless fidelity and antenna market, and also supplies to carriers, original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers and system designers. The Company supplies its products in the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia.

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