Vislink Technologies (NASDAQ:VISL) and ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS:ADVOF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings and profitability.
Risk & Volatility
Vislink Technologies has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ADVA Optical Networking has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Vislink Technologies and ADVA Optical Networking, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ADVA Optical Networking||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Vislink Technologies and ADVA Optical Networking’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vislink Technologies||$38.29 million||0.08||-$14.87 million||N/A||N/A|
|ADVA Optical Networking||$592.87 million||0.64||$11.46 million||$0.23||33.39|
ADVA Optical Networking has higher revenue and earnings than Vislink Technologies.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
4.5% of Vislink Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Vislink Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Vislink Technologies and ADVA Optical Networking’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|ADVA Optical Networking||2.60%||5.52%||2.71%|
ADVA Optical Networking beats Vislink Technologies on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Vislink Technologies
Vislink Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and deployment of end-to-end live video communications solutions worldwide. The company designs, develops, and distributes TV news and broadcast microwave video systems under the IMT brand for broadcast, sports/entertainment/education, public safety, and defense markets, as well as provides engineering, integration, installation and commissioning services. It also designs and manufactures airborne products, amplifiers, antennas, cellular and wireless camera systems, encoders/decoders, microwave point to point, on-boards, receivers, satellite communication products, transmitters, and associated amplifier items under the Vislink brand to broadcasters, network owners and station groups, sports and live broadcasters, hosted service providers, and defense agencies and organizations, as well as metropolitan, regional, and national law enforcement agencies. The company was formerly known as xG Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Vislink Technologies, Inc. in February 2019. Vislink Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Hackettstown, New Jersy.
About ADVA Optical Networking
ADVA Optical Networking SE develops, manufactures, and sells optical and Ethernet-based networking solutions to deliver data, storage, voice, and video services worldwide. It offers scalable optical transport solutions, such as FSP 3000 AgileConnect, FSP 3000 CloudConnect, and FSP 3000 AccessConnect; packet edge and aggregation products, including carrier Ethernet and programmable multilayer edge, metro aggregation, and edge computing products; and network virtualization products comprising ensemble connectors, controllers, and orchestrators, as well as operates ensemble virtualization director, a management platform for the creation and deployment of virtualized services. The company also provides disaggregated networking, such as packet optical terminals and ensemble connectors; timing and synchronization products; network infrastructure assurance products; and automated network management products, such as ensemble optical and sync director, and FSP network manager, as well as a Pro-Vision orchestration and service management platform. In addition, it provides professional services to plan, operate, and maintain the networks. The company sells its products to telecommunications service providers, private companies, universities, and government agencies directly, as well as through a network of distribution partners. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
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