Head to Head Contrast: Allot Communications (ALLT) vs. BOS Better OnLine Sol (BOSC)

Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) and BOS Better OnLine Sol (NASDAQ:BOSC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Allot Communications and BOS Better OnLine Sol’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allot Communications -14.04% -6.50% -4.87%
BOS Better OnLine Sol 2.77% 8.87% 4.40%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Allot Communications and BOS Better OnLine Sol’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Allot Communications $81.99 million 2.81 -$18.07 million ($0.35) -19.54
BOS Better OnLine Sol $28.93 million 0.28 $770,000.00 N/A N/A

BOS Better OnLine Sol has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Allot Communications.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.3% of Allot Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.5% of BOS Better OnLine Sol shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Allot Communications and BOS Better OnLine Sol, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allot Communications 0 2 2 0 2.50
BOS Better OnLine Sol 0 0 0 0 N/A

Allot Communications currently has a consensus price target of $6.18, indicating a potential downside of 9.72%. Given Allot Communications’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Allot Communications is more favorable than BOS Better OnLine Sol.

Volatility and Risk

Allot Communications has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BOS Better OnLine Sol has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

BOS Better OnLine Sol beats Allot Communications on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Allot Communications Company Profile

Allot Communications Ltd. is a provider of leading innovative network intelligence and security solutions for service providers worldwide, enhancing value to their customers. Their solutions are deployed globally for network and application analytics, traffic control and shaping, network-based security services, and more. Allot’s multi-service platforms are deployed by over 500 mobile, fixed and cloud service providers and over 1000 enterprises. Their industry leading network-based security as a service solution has achieved over 50% penetration with some service providers and is already used by over 20 million subscribers in Europe.

BOS Better OnLine Sol Company Profile

B.O.S Better Online Solutions Ltd. provides radio frequency identification (RFID), mobile, and supply chain solutions in Israel and internationally. It operates through two divisions, Supply Chain Solutions; and RFID and Mobile Solutions. The Supply Chain Solutions division offers electronic components, telecommunications equipment, and components consolidation services to aerospace, defense, medical, and telecommunications industries, as well as for enterprise customers. This division also provides inventory and quality control management of components entering production lines; and inventory management services for ongoing projects. The RFID and Mobile Solutions division offers hardware products, such as thermal and barcode printers; RFID and barcode scanners and readers; wireless, mobile, and forklift terminals; wireless infrastructure; active and passive RFID tags; ribbons, labels, and tags; and RFID system for libraries. It also develops Warehouse Management System, a data collection solution for logistics management in stores and warehouses; RFID systems for libraries; RFID-based system for tracking inventory in a produce packing house; automatic system for industrial packing lines; and automatic system to identify and track vehicles for transportation-related settings. In addition, this division provides maintenance and repair services for data collection equipment, as well as warehouse and on-site service plans; on-site inventory count services in various fields; and asset tagging and counting services for corporate and governmental entities. The company markets its products through direct sales and sales agents, as well as through distributors. B.O.S Better Online Solutions Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Rishon LeZion, Israel.

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