Critical Review: Finisar (FNSR) and Nanoflex Power (OPVS)

Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) and Nanoflex Power (OTCMKTS:OPVS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock?

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.

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 0 12 2 0 2.14
Nanoflex Power 0 0 0 0 N/A

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.

Profitability

This table compares Finisar and Nanoflex Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Finisar -7.61% 1.52% 0.95%
Nanoflex Power -3,389.56% N/A -5,617.14%

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.

Summary

Finisar beats Nanoflex Power on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Finisar Company Profile

Finisar logoFinisar 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 logoNanoFlex 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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Reviewing Finisar Corporation (FNSR)’s and RigNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET)’s results

Both Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) and RigNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) are Communication Equipment companies, competing one another.

Both Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) and RigNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) are Communication Equipment companies, competing one another. We will contrast their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Finisar Corporation 1.28B 2.20 57.41M -0.42 0.00
RigNet Inc. 235.42M 1.25 18.40M -0.34 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates Finisar Corporation and RigNet Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 demonstrates the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of Finisar Corporation and RigNet Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Finisar Corporation -4.49% -5.4% -3.3%
RigNet Inc. -7.82% -17% -7.5%

Volatility & Risk

Finisar Corporation’s 1.41 beta indicates that its volatility is 41.00% more volatile than that of Standard & Poor’s 500. RigNet Inc.’s 77.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.77 beta.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio of Finisar Corporation is 3.7 while its Quick Ratio stands at 3.1. The Current Ratio of rival RigNet Inc. is 2.3 and its Quick Ratio is has 2.2. Finisar Corporation is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than RigNet Inc.

Analyst Ratings

Finisar Corporation and RigNet Inc. Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Finisar Corporation 0 5 1 2.17
RigNet Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

Finisar Corporation’s average target price is $24.88, while its potential upside is 4.06%. Competitively RigNet Inc. has an average target price of $24, with potential upside of 57.89%. The data from earlier shows that analysts opinion suggest that RigNet Inc. seems more appealing than Finisar Corporation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 97% of Finisar Corporation shares and 89.4% of RigNet Inc. shares. Insiders owned roughly 0.8% of Finisar Corporation’s shares. Insiders Comparatively, owned 0.3% of RigNet Inc. shares.

Performance

In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Finisar Corporation -0.24% 7.55% 6.38% 20.63% 37.56% 13.43%
RigNet Inc. 1.84% 15.72% -15.52% -3.37% 14.52% 22.31%

For the past year Finisar Corporation’s stock price has smaller growth than RigNet Inc.

Summary

Finisar Corporation beats on 7 of the 12 factors RigNet Inc.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, China, Malaysia, and internationally. The companyÂ’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 networks comprising switches, routers, and servers used in wireline networks, as well as antennas and base stations used in wireless networks. 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 optical components primarily consisting of packaged lasers and photodetectors; and passive optical components for use in telecommunication applications. It markets its products through direct sales force, as well as distributors, manufacturersÂ’ representatives and resellers, and system integrators; and to the manufacturers of storage systems, networking equipment, and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

RigNet, Inc. provides systems and solutions for customers with data networking and operational requirements the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Managed Services; and Systems Integration and Automation. It offers remote communications services for offshore and onshore drilling rigs and production facilities, as well as support vessels and other remote sites; multiprotocol label switching global network services; proactive network monitoring and management through network operations centers; and systems integration services to design, assemble, install, and commission turn-key solutions for customer communications systems. The company also provides a communications package of voice, data, video, networking, and real-time data management to offshore and land-based remote locations; voice-over-Internet-protocol, data, and high-speed Internet access; and other value-added services, such as video conferencing solutions, wide area network acceleration solutions, real-time data management solutions, Wi-Fi hotspots, wireless intercoms, and handheld radios, as well as asset and weather monitoring. In addition, it offers consultancy services, design, engineering, project management, procurement, testing, installation, commissioning, and maintenance services; and Secure Oil Information Link, a managed members-only communications network hub that enables collaborative partners, suppliers, and customers to transfer and share data. Further, the company provides microwave and WiMAX networks in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico serving drillers, producers, and energy vessel owners; very small aperture terminal (VSAT) services; an M2M SCADA VSAT network services to the pipeline industry; and a L-band MSS retail energy services. It serves offshore and land-based drilling rigs, offshore and onshore production facilities, maritime vessels, and regional support offices. RigNet, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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Reviewing Turtle Beach Corporation (HEAR)’s and Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR)’s results

We will be comparing the differences between Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ:HEAR) and Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) as far as analyst …

We will be comparing the differences between Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ:HEAR) and Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) as far as analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Communication Equipment industry.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Turtle Beach Corporation 255.81M 0.88 37.22M 3.43 4.65
Finisar Corporation 1.28B 2.20 57.41M -0.42 0.00

Demonstrates Turtle Beach Corporation and Finisar Corporation earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 shows Turtle Beach Corporation and Finisar Corporation’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Turtle Beach Corporation 14.55% 0% 42.7%
Finisar Corporation -4.49% -5.4% -3.3%

Volatility & Risk

Turtle Beach Corporation’s 1.07 beta indicates that its volatility is 7.00% more volatile than that of S&P 500. Competitively, Finisar Corporation is 41.00% more volatile than S&P 500, because of the 1.41 beta.

Liquidity

1.7 and 0.6 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Turtle Beach Corporation. Its rival Finisar Corporation’s Current and Quick Ratios are 3.7 and 3.1 respectively. Finisar Corporation has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Turtle Beach Corporation.

Analyst Ratings

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for Turtle Beach Corporation and Finisar Corporation.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Turtle Beach Corporation 0 0 1 3.00
Finisar Corporation 0 5 1 2.17

Turtle Beach Corporation’s average target price is $30, while its potential upside is 89.75%. On the other hand, Finisar Corporation’s potential upside is 4.23% and its average target price is $24.88. Based on the analysts opinion we can conclude, Turtle Beach Corporation is looking more favorable than Finisar Corporation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 62.5% of Turtle Beach Corporation shares are held by institutional investors while 97% of Finisar Corporation are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held roughly 6.8% of Turtle Beach Corporation’s shares. Comparatively, 0.8% are Finisar Corporation’s share held by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Turtle Beach Corporation -1.48% 7.19% -9.98% -33% 786.67% 11.84%
Finisar Corporation -0.24% 7.55% 6.38% 20.63% 37.56% 13.43%

For the past year Turtle Beach Corporation’s stock price has smaller growth than Finisar Corporation.

Summary

Turtle Beach Corporation beats Finisar Corporation on 9 of the 13 factors.

Turtle Beach Corporation, an audio technology company, develops, commercializes, and markets a range of products under the Turtle Beach and HyperSound brands in the North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. The company offers headset products for use across various platforms, including video game and entertainment consoles, handheld consoles, personal computers, tablets, and mobile devices. It also provides audio products for commercial and consumer devices, as well as for listeners with hearing loss. The company was formerly known as Parametric Sound Corporation and changed its name to Turtle Beach Corporation in May 2014. Turtle Beach Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, China, Malaysia, and internationally. The companyÂ’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 networks comprising switches, routers, and servers used in wireline networks, as well as antennas and base stations used in wireless networks. 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 optical components primarily consisting of packaged lasers and photodetectors; and passive optical components for use in telecommunication applications. It markets its products through direct sales force, as well as distributors, manufacturersÂ’ representatives and resellers, and system integrators; and to the manufacturers of storage systems, networking equipment, and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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Brokerages Set Finisar Co. (FNSR) Target Price at $25.23

Finisar Co. (NASDAQ:FNSR) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seventeen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, …

Finisar logoFinisar Co. (NASDAQ:FNSR) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seventeen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.23.

A number of equities analysts have commented on FNSR shares. ValuEngine raised Finisar from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Finisar in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Jefferies Financial Group lowered Finisar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 6th. BidaskClub lowered Finisar from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 24th. Finally, Loop Capital boosted their target price on Finisar to $23.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 18th.

Finisar stock opened at $23.82 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.69, a quick ratio of 3.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 74.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.79 and a beta of 1.38. Finisar has a 52 week low of $14.25 and a 52 week high of $24.77.

In other news, EVP Julie Sheridan Eng sold 1,489 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.74, for a total transaction of $32,370.86. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.11% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Verity Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Finisar by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Verity Asset Management Inc. now owns 35,324 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $763,000 after purchasing an additional 707 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank increased its holdings in Finisar by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 114,307 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $2,464,000 after purchasing an additional 765 shares during the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc increased its holdings in Finisar by 6.1% in the fourth quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 15,037 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $325,000 after purchasing an additional 862 shares during the last quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Finisar by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 27,936 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $603,000 after purchasing an additional 930 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can increased its holdings in Finisar by 57.3% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 3,535 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $76,000 after purchasing an additional 1,288 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.49% of the company’s stock.

About Finisar

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.

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Analyst Recommendations for Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR)

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Contrasting of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (GILT) and Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR)

Both Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT) and Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) are each other’s competitor in the Communication …

Both Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT) and Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) are each other’s competitor in the Communication Equipment industry. Thus the compare of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. 266.39M 1.84 18.41M 0.33 27.44
Finisar Corporation 1.28B 2.20 57.41M -0.42 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. and Finisar Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. 6.91% 8% 4.8%
Finisar Corporation -4.49% -5.4% -3.3%

Risk & Volatility

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.’s 0.61 beta indicates that its volatility is 39.00% less volatile than that of S&P 500. Finisar Corporation has a 1.41 beta and it is 41.00% more volatile than S&P 500.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. are 1.8 and 1.6 respectively. Its competitor Finisar Corporation’s Current Ratio is 3.7 and its Quick Ratio is 3.1. Finisar Corporation can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.

Analyst Recommendations

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. and Finisar Corporation Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. 0 0 0 0.00
Finisar Corporation 0 5 1 2.17

On the other hand, Finisar Corporation’s potential upside is 4.14% and its average target price is $24.88.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 25.7% of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. shares and 97% of Finisar Corporation shares. Insiders owned 13.2% of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. shares. Comparatively, 0.8% are Finisar Corporation’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. -2.43% -6.07% -6.46% 0.83% 4.19% -1.15%
Finisar Corporation -0.24% 7.55% 6.38% 20.63% 37.56% 13.43%

For the past year Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. has -1.15% weaker performance while Finisar Corporation has 13.43% stronger performance.

Summary

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. beats Finisar Corporation on 7 of the 12 factors.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband satellite communication (Satcom) network solutions and services worldwide. The company designs, manufactures, and provides network management and equipment for Satcom, as well as professional services to satellite and Telcos. Its equipment consists of very small aperture terminals, solid-state power amplifiers, block up converters, low-profile antennas, and on-the-move/on-the-pause terminals. In addition, the company offers various solutions, including fully managed Satcom, satellite capacity, network planning and optimization, remote network operation, call center support, and hub and field operations. Further, it provides connectivity services, Internet access, and telephony services to enterprise, government, and residential customers over its own networks and over networks which Gilat installs based on build operate transfer contracts; and builds telecommunication infrastructure using fiber-optic and wireless technologies for broadband connectivity. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. sells its products and solutions to communication service providers and operators, mobile network operators, and system integrators, as well as to defense and homeland security organizations, and directly to end-users. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, China, Malaysia, and internationally. The companyÂ’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 networks comprising switches, routers, and servers used in wireline networks, as well as antennas and base stations used in wireless networks. 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 optical components primarily consisting of packaged lasers and photodetectors; and passive optical components for use in telecommunication applications. It markets its products through direct sales force, as well as distributors, manufacturersÂ’ representatives and resellers, and system integrators; and to the manufacturers of storage systems, networking equipment, and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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