TranSwitch (OTCMKTS:TXCCQ) versus Ambarella (OTCMKTS:AMBA) Head-To-Head Review

Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) and TranSwitch (OTCMKTS:TXCCQ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Ambarella and TranSwitch, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ambarella 2 3 5 0 2.30
TranSwitch 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ambarella currently has a consensus price target of $60.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.03%. Given Ambarella’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ambarella is more favorable than TranSwitch.

Profitability

This table compares Ambarella and TranSwitch’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ambarella -16.33% -9.63% -8.52%
TranSwitch N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.0% of Ambarella shares are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Ambarella shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of TranSwitch shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Ambarella has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TranSwitch has a beta of -6.23, suggesting that its stock price is 723% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ambarella and TranSwitch’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ambarella $227.77 million 7.64 -$30.45 million ($1.11) -47.41
TranSwitch N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

TranSwitch has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ambarella.

Summary

Ambarella beats TranSwitch on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ambarella

Ambarella, Inc. develops semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition (HD), video capture, analysis, sharing, and display worldwide. The company's system-on-a-chip designs integrated HD video processing, image processing, computer vision functionality, audio processing, and system functions onto a single chip for delivering video and image quality, differentiated functionality, and low power consumption. Its solutions enable the creation of video content for wearable cameras, automotive cameras, unmanned aerial vehicle cameras, and virtual reality cameras, as well as Internet Protocol security cameras for professional use and home security and monitoring. The company sells its solutions to original design manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers through its direct sales force and distributors. Ambarella, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About TranSwitch

TranSwitch Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and supplies integrated circuit and intellectual property solutions that provide functionality for voice, data, and video communications equipment for the customer premises and network infrastructure markets. The company provides integrated multi-core network processor system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for fixed, 3G and 4G mobile, VoIP, and multimedia applications. It offers converged network infrastructure products, including infrastructure VoIP processors for wire-line and wireless carrier equipment; access VoIP processors; and EoS/EoPDH mappers and framers for carriers to transport data traffic over SONET, SDH, and PDH networks. The company also offers broadband customer premises equipment, such as connectivity solutions comprising HDMI, DisplayPort, MHL, HDP, Ethernet IP cores, and MHDP transceivers for consumer electronics, home network equipment, and industrial and automotive applications; and multi-service SoCs for customer premises equipment that support telephone voice, fax, and routing functionality over broadband access networks. TranSwitch Corporation sells its products to public network system original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), WAN and LAN equipment OEMs, Internet-oriented OEMs, and communications test and performance measurement equipment OEMs; and government, universities, and private laboratories. The company offers its products directly in North America, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe, as well as through a network of distributors in North America, Asia, and Europe. TranSwitch Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut. On November 21, 2013, TranSwitch Corporation filed a voluntary petition for liquidation under Chapter 7 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut.

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