Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ: NMRX) and DASAN Zhone Solutions (NASDAQ:DZSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitabiliy.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Numerex Corp. and DASAN Zhone Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Numerex Corp.||$68.98 million||1.30||-$2.55 million||($1.34)||-3.43|
|DASAN Zhone Solutions||$179.14 million||0.54||-$7.61 million||($1.12)||-5.29|
Numerex Corp. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than DASAN Zhone Solutions. DASAN Zhone Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Numerex Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Numerex Corp. and DASAN Zhone Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|DASAN Zhone Solutions||-9.30%||-26.94%||-13.95%|
This is a summary of recent ratings for Numerex Corp. and DASAN Zhone Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|DASAN Zhone Solutions||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Numerex Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $5.17, suggesting a potential upside of 12.32%. Given Numerex Corp.’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Numerex Corp. is more favorable than DASAN Zhone Solutions.
Risk & Volatility
Numerex Corp. has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DASAN Zhone Solutions has a beta of 4.15, meaning that its share price is 315% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
28.4% of Numerex Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.0% of DASAN Zhone Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.1% of Numerex Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 65.0% of DASAN Zhone Solutions shares are owned 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.
Numerex Corp. beats DASAN Zhone Solutions on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Numerex Corp. Company Profile
Numerex Corp. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides managed enterprise solutions, which enable the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company offers solutions to incorporate the IoT building blocks, such as device, network, application and platform. Its technology encompasses a range of the IoT ecosystem and delivers solutions for enterprise users. It provides various enabling value-added services through the go-to-market process for its customers by simplifying the IoT implementation through its cloud-based and horizontal IoT platform. The Company offers its network services through cellular, satellite, broadband and wireline networks worldwide to transmit data. It offers Numerex platform, which combines IoT service enablement features with application framework to deploy solutions. The Company’s cellular networks include national and regional carriers, and consist of second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) technologies.
DASAN Zhone Solutions Company Profile
DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc., formerly Zhone Technologies, Inc., designs, develops and manufactures communications network equipment for telecommunications operators and enterprises across the world. The Company’s products provide enterprise solutions that enable both network service providers and enterprises to deliver high speed fiber access, while transporting voice, video and data to the end user. In addition to its product offerings in its core business, it offers FiberLAN Passive Optical local area network (LAN), which provides an alternative to switched copper-based LANs. The customers of its FiberLAN business include hospitality, government, education, manufacturing and business enterprises. Its products span two categories: SLMS Products, and Legacy, Service and Other Products. Its SLMS Products include Broadband Aggregation and Service, Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), Zhone Management System and FiberLAN Passive Optical LAN.
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