Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) and Nanoflex Power (OTCMKTS:OPVS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Finisar and Nanoflex Power, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Finisar currently has a consensus price target of $25.40, suggesting a potential upside of 6.72%. Given Finisar’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Finisar is more favorable than Nanoflex Power.
This table compares Finisar and Nanoflex Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.5% of Finisar shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Nanoflex Power shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Finisar shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Finisar and Nanoflex Power’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Finisar||$1.32 billion||2.13||-$48.28 million||$0.32||74.38|
|Nanoflex Power||$200,000.00||28.81||-$10.80 million||N/A||N/A|
Nanoflex Power has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Finisar.
Risk & Volatility
Finisar has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nanoflex Power has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Finisar beats Nanoflex Power on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Finisar Company Profile
Finisar Corporation provides components and subsystems to networking equipment manufacturers, data center operators, telecom service providers, consumer electronics, and automotive companies in the United States, China, Malaysia, and internationally. The company’s optical subsystems primarily include transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders, and active optical cables, which provide the fundamental optical-electrical or optoelectronic interface for interconnecting the electronic equipment used in wireline networks comprising switches, routers, and servers, as well as wireless networks, such as antennas and base stations. It also offers wavelength selective switches that are used to switch network traffic from one optical fiber to various other fibers without converting to an electronic signal. In addition, the company provides packaged laser, receivers, and photodetectors for data communication and telecommunication applications; and passive optical components for telecommunication applications. It markets its products through direct sales force, as well as distributors, manufacturers’ representatives and resellers, and system integrators; and to the manufacturers of storage systems and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Nanoflex Power Company Profile
NanoFlex Power Corporation researches, develops, commercializes, and licenses photovoltaic technologies that enable thin film solar products. The company has worldwide license and right to sublicense intellectual property resulting from its sponsored research programs, which have resulted in a portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents and their foreign counterparts. Its patented and patent-pending technologies include Gallium Arsenide based solar thin films; and organic photovoltaic materials, architectures, and fabrication processes for ultra-thin solar films offering aesthetics, such as semi-transparency and tinting, and highly flexible form factors. The company’s technologies are targeted at various applications comprising portable and off-grid power generation, building applied photovoltaics, building integrated photovoltaics, space vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, semi-transparent solar power generating glazing or windows, and ultra-thin solar films for automobiles or other consumer and Internet of Things application, including sensors. NanoFlex Power Corporation was founded in 1994 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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