Oclaro (NASDAQ: OCLR) and Envivio (NASDAQ:ENVI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oclaro and Envivio’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oclaro $600.97 million 1.74 $127.85 million $0.89 6.96
Envivio N/A N/A N/A ($0.30) N/A

Oclaro has higher revenue and earnings than Envivio. Envivio is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Oclaro, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.7% of Oclaro shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Oclaro shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Oclaro and Envivio, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oclaro 0 1 11 1 3.00
Envivio 0 0 0 0 N/A

Oclaro presently has a consensus target price of $12.67, indicating a potential upside of 104.63%.

Profitability

This table compares Oclaro and Envivio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oclaro 24.31% 28.11% 21.31%
Envivio -5.31% -7.98% -4.76%

Summary

Oclaro beats Envivio on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oclaro

Oclaro, Inc. is a provider of optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical transport, service provider, enterprise and data center markets. The Company provides various solutions for optical networks and interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. The Company’s product offerings include client side transceivers, line side transceivers, tunable laser transmitters, lithium niobate modulators, transponder modules, and discrete lasers and receivers. It designs, manufactures and markets optical components, modules and subsystems that generate, detect, combine and separate light signals in optical communications networks. The Company supplies transmission products at the component level and the module level into 10 gigabits per second (Gb/s), 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s communications solutions.

About Envivio

Envivio, Inc. is a provider of software-based Internet protocol (IP) video processing and distribution solutions that enable the delivery of video to consumers. The Company’s solutions enable service providers and content providers to offer video across a range of video formats, networks, consumer devices and operating systems. The Company enables service providers and content providers to deliver linear broadcast and on-demand video services to their customers via various screens, such as televisions, tablets, smartphones, laptops, personal computers (PCs) and gaming devices. The Company’s product line includes Muse, Halo, Envivio appliances and Guru. Its software-based solution delivers a converged multi-screen service for traditional Pay-television, and across mobile, broadband and managed networks. The Company’s solution enables the transport of video through different networks, such as broadband and mobile networks, or traditional cable and satellite broadcast networks.

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