Veriteq (OTCMKTS:VTEQ) and Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Veriteq and Viavi Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Veriteq N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Viavi Solutions $880.40 million 3.15 -$46.00 million $0.34 35.82

Veriteq has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Viavi Solutions.

Profitability

This table compares Veriteq and Viavi Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veriteq N/A N/A N/A
Viavi Solutions -3.76% 15.82% 5.94%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.8% of Viavi Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of Veriteq shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Viavi Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Veriteq and Viavi Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veriteq 0 0 0 0 N/A
Viavi Solutions 1 0 8 0 2.78

Viavi Solutions has a consensus target price of $12.87, suggesting a potential upside of 5.62%. Given Viavi Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Viavi Solutions is more favorable than Veriteq.

Summary

Viavi Solutions beats Veriteq on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Veriteq

VeriTeQ Corporation operates as an online retailer of orthopedic braces, physical therapy devices, and rehabilitation equipment. It provides orthopedic braces for knee, ankle, back, wrist, shoulder, elbow, foot, and neck categories; and hot and cold therapy, electric simulation, medical tables, and ambulatory devices. The company distributes its products through Website, as well as sells to healthcare professionals, hospitals and clinics, government institutions, and school sports teams. VeriTeQ Corporation was founded in 1995 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

About Viavi Solutions

Viavi Solutions Inc. provides network test, monitoring, and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, civil government, military, and avionics customers worldwide. The company operates through Network Enablement, Service Enablement, and Optical Security and Performance Products segments. The Network Enablement segment offers testing solutions that access the network to perform build-out and maintenance tasks. This segment provides solutions that include instruments, software, and services to design, build, activate, certify, troubleshoot, and optimize networks. It also offers support and professional services, such as repair, calibration, software support, and technical assistance for the products; and system integration projects, including project management, installation, and implementation, as well as product and technology training, and consulting services. The Service Enablement segment provides embedded systems and enterprise performance management solutions for communication service providers, enterprises, and cloud operators with visibility into network, service, and application data. Its solutions include instruments, microprobes, and software, which monitor, collect, and analyze network data to reveal the actual customer experience and to identify opportunities for new revenue streams and network optimization. The Optical Security and Performance Products segment offers optical products for anti-counterfeiting, government, industrial, automotive, and consumer electronic markets, including 3D sensing applications. The company was formerly known as JDS Uniphase Corporation and changed its name to Viavi Solutions Inc. in August 2015. Viavi Solutions Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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