CommScope (COMM) vs. Digital Ally (DGLY) Head to Head Review

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) and Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares CommScope and Digital Ally’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommScope 4.25% 26.02% 5.59%
Digital Ally -84.05% -274.27% -67.63%



Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CommScope and Digital Ally’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CommScope $4.56 billion 1.71 $193.76 million $2.02 20.06
Digital Ally $12.77 million 1.36 -$12.25 million ($1.50) -1.65

CommScope has higher revenue and earnings than Digital Ally. Digital Ally is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CommScope, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.0% of Digital Ally shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of CommScope shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.0% of Digital Ally shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

CommScope has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Digital Ally has a beta of 2.52, meaning that its share price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CommScope and Digital Ally, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommScope 0 2 7 0 2.78
Digital Ally 0 1 1 0 2.50

CommScope currently has a consensus price target of $42.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.63%. Digital Ally has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 141.94%. Given Digital Ally’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Digital Ally is more favorable than CommScope.

Summary

CommScope beats Digital Ally on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

CommScope Company Profile

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. provides infrastructure solutions for communications networks worldwide. The company's CommScope Connectivity Solutions segment offers optical fiber and twisted pair structured cable solutions, intelligent infrastructure software, and network rack and cabinet enclosures under the SYSTIMAX, NETCONNECT, and Uniprise brands; and fiber management systems, patch cords and panels, pre-terminated fiber connectivity, complete cabling systems, and cable assemblies for use in offices and data centers. This segment also provides fiber optic connectivity solutions, including hardened connector systems, fiber distribution hubs and management systems, couplers and splitters, plug and play multiport service terminals, hardened optical terminating enclosures, high density cable assemblies, splices, and splice closures that supports video, voice, and high-speed data services provided by telecommunications operators and multi-system operators. Its CommScope Mobility Solutions segment offers macro cell site solutions for wireless tower sites and on rooftops, such as base station antennas, microwave antennas, hybrid fiber-feeder and power cables, coaxial cables, connectors, and filters; metro cell solutions for street poles and other urban structures comprising radio frequency delivery and connectivity solutions, equipment housing, and concealment; and small cell and distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions consisting of DAS and distributed cell solutions that allow wireless operators to enhance efficiency, and cellular coverage and capacity in network conditions. This segment provides its solutions under the Andrew brand. CommScope Holding Company, Inc. sells its products through a network of distributors, system integrators, and resellers. The company was formerly known as Cedar I Holding Company, Inc. CommScope Holding Company, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina.

Digital Ally Company Profile

Digital Ally, Inc. produces digital video imaging and storage products for use in law enforcement, security, and commercial applications in the United States and internationally. Its digital audio/video recording, storage, and other products include an in-car, digital audio/video system that is integrated into a rear view mirror for law enforcement vehicles and commercial fleets; VuLink, a system that provides law enforcement customers with audio/video surveillance from various vantage points; hands-free automatic activated body-worn cameras and in-car video systems; and a weather-resistant mobile digital video recording system for use in motorcycles, ATV's, and boats. The company's digital audio/video recording, storage, and other products also comprise a miniature body-worn digital video system; Laser Ally, a hand-held laser speed detection device; VuVault.net, a law enforcement cloud storage solution; and FleetVU Manager, a Web-based software for commercial fleet tracking and monitoring. It sells its products through direct sales and third-party distributors. The company is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.

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