Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) vs. Its Competitors Critical Review

Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) is one of 103 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Alliance Fiber Optic Products to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its rivals, as provided 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 939 4821 8843 369 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 13.86%. Given Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alliance Fiber Optic Products has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its rivals revenue, earnings per share 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 41.46

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

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its rivals’ 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 -45.04% 1.21% 1.27%

Summary

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

About Alliance Fiber Optic Products

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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