Zoom Telephonics (OTCMKTS:ZMTP) and Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ:AKTS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Zoom Telephonics and Akoustis Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Zoom Telephonics||$29.42 million||1.09||-$1.36 million||N/A||N/A|
|Akoustis Technologies||$1.20 million||89.67||-$21.73 million||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
14.6% of Akoustis Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of Zoom Telephonics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.6% of Akoustis Technologies shares 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Zoom Telephonics and Akoustis Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Akoustis Technologies has a consensus target price of $11.42, indicating a potential upside of 134.91%. Given Akoustis Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Akoustis Technologies is more favorable than Zoom Telephonics.
Risk and Volatility
Zoom Telephonics has a beta of -1.89, suggesting that its stock price is 289% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Akoustis Technologies has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Zoom Telephonics and Akoustis Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Akoustis Technologies beats Zoom Telephonics on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Zoom Telephonics Company Profile
Zoom Telephonics, Inc. designs, produces, markets, sells, and supports Internet access and other communications-related products in North America and internationally. It provides cable modems, asymmetrical digital subscriber line modems, mobile broadband modems and routers, dial-up modems, local area network products, mobile broadband sensors, embedded modems, ISDN modems, telephone dialers, wireless and wired networking equipment, phone jacks and AC power adapters, and language-related specifics. The company sells its products through retailers and distributors, Internet and telephone service providers, value-added resellers, PC system integrators, and original equipment manufacturers, as well as through a direct sales force and independent sales agents. Zoom Telephonics, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Akoustis Technologies Company Profile
Akoustis Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc., develops, designs, manufactures, and sells radio frequency (RF) filter products for the mobile wireless device industries in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Foundry Fabrication Services and RF Filters. The Foundry Fabrication Services segment provides engineering review services; and smart systems technology and commercialization center foundry, as well as manufacturing and microelectromechanical systems foundry services. The RF Filters segment consists of amplifier and filter products. It offers RF filters for mobile wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets, cellular infrastructure equipment, and Wi-Fi premise equipment. Akoustis Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina.
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