Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE: ALU) and UTStarcom Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.
Volatility & Risk
Alcatel Lucent SA has a beta of 2.05, indicating that its stock price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UTStarcom Holdings Corp has a beta of -0.25, indicating that its stock price is 125% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Alcatel Lucent SA and UTStarcom Holdings Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alcatel Lucent SA||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.08||43.25|
|UTStarcom Holdings Corp||$80.18 million||1.68||$290,000.00||N/A||N/A|
UTStarcom Holdings Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Alcatel Lucent SA.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
27.6% of UTStarcom Holdings Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of UTStarcom Holdings Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Alcatel Lucent SA and UTStarcom Holdings Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alcatel Lucent SA||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|UTStarcom Holdings Corp||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Alcatel Lucent SA and UTStarcom Holdings Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alcatel Lucent SA||14.83%||86.14%||10.96%|
|UTStarcom Holdings Corp||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Alcatel Lucent SA beats UTStarcom Holdings Corp on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Alcatel Lucent SA
Alcatel Lucent SA is a provider of Internet protocol (IP) networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology solutions. The Company operates through two segments for the networks business. The Ultra Broadband Networks segment consists of Mobile Networks and Fixed Networks business groups. The IP Networks and Applications segment consists of Internet protocol (IP)/Optical Networks and Applications and Analytics business groups. Its other segment consists of businesses run as separate operations (Alcatel Submarine Networks and Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)). The Company offers a range of solutions, including Communications and collaboration, IP Core Routing, IP/optical integration, long term evolution (LTE) Ultra-Broadband, Software-defined networking and Vplus. The Company offers a range of consulting, managed, maintenance and professional services, including Bell Labs Consulting and Build, Operate and Manage (BOM) Solution for Mobility Networks. The main shareholder is Nokia.
About UTStarcom Holdings Corp
UTStarcom Holdings Corp. provides broadband products, solution and services. The Company delivers broadband transport and access (both wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and fixed line) products and solutions, optimized for mobile backhaul, metro aggregation, broadband access and Wi-Fi data offloading. Its segments include Equipment, which is focused on its equipment sales, including network infrastructure and application products, and Services, which is engaged in providing services and support of its equipment products and also the new operational support segment. The broadband product lines include family of packet transport network (PTN) products based on multi-protocol label switch transport profile (MPLS-TP) and carrier Ethernet (CE) technologies enhanced through in-house software-defined networking (SDN) platform to support the network evolution, and multi services access network (MSAN) platform. Wireless broadband access is represented by end-to-end Carrier Wi-Fi solution.
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