Head-To-Head Review: Avaya (AVYA) & Westell Technologies (WSTL)
Avaya (NYSE:AVYA) and Westell Technologies (NASDAQ:WSTL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Avaya and Westell Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Avaya and Westell Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Avaya presently has a consensus target price of $28.33, indicating a potential upside of 30.33%. Given Avaya’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Avaya is more favorable than Westell Technologies.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
98.8% of Avaya shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.0% of Westell Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.6% of Westell Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Avaya and Westell Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Avaya||$3.27 billion||0.73||-$182.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|Westell Technologies||$58.58 million||0.71||$30,000.00||$0.20||13.40|
Westell Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Avaya.
Avaya beats Westell Technologies on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Avaya Holdings Corp. operates as a holding company which through its subsidiary, develops business collaboration and communications solutions worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sierra Holdings Corp. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
About Westell Technologies
Westell Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Westell, Inc., designs and distributes telecommunications products to telephone companies in the United States. The company operates through three segments: In-Building Wireless (IBW), Intelligent Site Management and Services (ISMS), and Communications Network Solutions (CNS). The IBW segment offers distributed antenna system conditioners; repeaters; battery backup units; and system components and antennas, including couplers, duplexers, splitters, filters, and tappers for commercial and public safety in-building wireless systems. The ISMS segment provides a suite of remote units, which provide machine-to-machine communications that enable operators to remotely monitor, manage, and control site infrastructure and support systems. The CNS segment provides a range of outdoor network infrastructure, such as integrated cabinets, power distribution products, copper and fiber connectivity panels, T1 network interface units, and tower mounted amplifiers. The company serves wireless and wireline service providers, multiple systems operators, Internet service providers, systems integrators, neutral host operators, and distributors through field sales organization, distributors, and partners. Westell Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.
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