Financial Survey: Adva Optical Netwo (ADVOF) versus The Competition

Adva Optical Netwo (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) is one of 24 public companies in the “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Adva Optical Netwo to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Adva Optical Netwo and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adva Optical Netwo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Adva Optical Netwo Competitors 48 239 436 24 2.58

As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 26.68%. Given Adva Optical Netwo’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Adva Optical Netwo has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Adva Optical Netwo and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Adva Optical Netwo $581.16 million -$4.78 million 86.25
Adva Optical Netwo Competitors $290.03 million $32.08 million 3.47

Adva Optical Netwo has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Adva Optical Netwo is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.4% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.5% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Adva Optical Netwo and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adva Optical Netwo -1.04% 3.87% 2.04%
Adva Optical Netwo Competitors -21.73% -14.68% -1.81%

Risk & Volatility

Adva Optical Netwo has a beta of 2.37, indicating that its stock price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adva Optical Netwo’s peers have a beta of 0.71, indicating that their average stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Adva Optical Netwo beats its peers on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Adva Optical Netwo Company Profile

ADVA Optical Networking SE develops, manufactures, and sells optical and Ethernet-based networking solutions to telecommunications carriers and enterprises to deliver data, storage, voice, and video services. It offers scalable optical transport solutions, such as FSP 3000 and FSP 3000 CloudConnect; packet edge and aggregation products; and network virtualization products comprising ensemble connectors, ensemble orchestrators, ensemble analytics, ensemble controllers, and ensemble network controllers, as well as FSP 150 ProVMi and FSP 150VMe. The company also provides timing and synchronization products; fiber assurance products; and automated network management products, such as FSP service manager, FSP network manager, and FSP network hypervisor that offers an unified platform for network operations. In addition, it offers customer services comprising professional product and technology training services, as well as industry-recognized program and project management services for servicing advanced networks. The company serves cable operators and multi-service-operators, wireline carriers, and mobile network operators; state and local governments, research bodies, and education institutions; content service providers, data center outsourcing and managed service providers, and ISPs/IXPs; and enterprise networks directly, as well as through distribution partners worldwide. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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