Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Review

Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Alliance Fiber Optic Products to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliance Fiber Optic Products -4.29% -3.41% -2.68%
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Competitors -44.60% 1.24% 1.29%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Alliance Fiber Optic Products has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ rivals have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average stock price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Fiber Optic Products N/A N/A 37.78
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 44.83

Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Fiber Optic Products. Alliance Fiber Optic Products is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliance Fiber Optic Products 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Competitors 931 4794 8789 365 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 6.74%. Given Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alliance Fiber Optic Products has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Alliance Fiber Optic Products rivals beat Alliance Fiber Optic Products on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Alliance Fiber Optic Products Company Profile

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP) designs, manufactures and markets a range of fiber optic components and integrated modules. The Company offers a range of products, including interconnect devices, which are used to connect optical fibers and components; couplers and splitters, which are used to divide and combine optical power, and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) devices, which are used to separate and combine multiple specific wavelengths. Its connectivity product family provides a line of optical interconnect devices, couplers and splitters, planar lightwave circuits (PLC) and related optical products, as well as integrated modules incorporating these devices. Its optical passive products include wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), coarse wavelength division multiplexer (CWDM) and DWDM components. Its product offerings include connectivity products and optical passive products.

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