Contrasting Ubiquiti (NASDAQ:UI) and Airgain (NASDAQ:AIRG)

Airgain (NASDAQ:AIRGGet Rating) and Ubiquiti (NASDAQ:UIGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

55.1% of Airgain shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.9% of Ubiquiti shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of Airgain shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 90.1% of Ubiquiti shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Airgain has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ubiquiti has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Airgain and Ubiquiti, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Airgain 0 3 2 0 2.40
Ubiquiti 0 0 0 0 N/A

Airgain presently has a consensus price target of $15.50, indicating a potential upside of 96.20%. Given Airgain’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Airgain is more favorable than Ubiquiti.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Airgain and Ubiquiti’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Airgain $64.27 million 1.25 -$10.09 million ($1.00) -7.90
Ubiquiti $1.90 billion 9.21 $616.58 million $8.55 33.23

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

Profitability

This table compares Airgain and Ubiquiti’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Airgain -15.69% -12.80% -8.90%
Ubiquiti 29.21% -57,441.32% 58.25%

Summary

Ubiquiti beats Airgain on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Airgain Company Profile (Get Rating)

Airgain, Inc. designs, develops, and engineers antenna products for original equipment and design manufacturers, vertical markets, chipset vendors, service providers, value-added resellers and software developers worldwide. The company's products include MaxBeam embedded antennas; profile embedded antennas; profile contour embedded antennas; ultra-embedded antennas; SmartMax embedded antennas; and MaxBeam carrier class antennas, as well as automotive, fleet, public safety, and machine-to-machine antennas under the Antenna Plus brand. It provides embedded antenna technologies to enable high performance wireless networking in a range of devices and markets, including consumer, enterprise, and automotive. The company was formerly known as AM Group and changed its name to Airgain, Inc. in 2004. Airgain, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Ubiquiti Company Profile (Get Rating)

Ubiquiti Inc. develops networking technology for service providers, enterprises, and consumers. It develops technology platforms for high-capacity distributed Internet access, unified information technology, and consumer electronics for professional, home, and personal use. Its service provider product platforms offer carrier-class network infrastructure for fixed wireless broadband, wireless backhaul systems, and routing; and enterprise product platforms provide wireless LAN infrastructure, video surveillance products, switching and routing solutions, security gateways, and other WLAN products, as well as consumer products under the Ubiquiti Labs brand name. The company also provides technology platforms, such as airMAX, which include proprietary protocols that contain technologies for minimizing signal noise; EdgeMAX, a software and system routing platform; airFiber, a point-to-point radio system; and UFiber GPON, a plug and play fiber network technology to build high speed fiber internet networks. In addition, it offers UniFi -Enterprise WLAN, an enterprise Wi-Fi system that allows for on-site and remote management through the cloud; UniFi Protect, a video surveillance system, which provides statistical reporting and advanced analytics; UniFi Switch that deliver performance, switching, and power of Ethernet support for enterprise networks; UniFi Console, an enterprise class router and security gateway device; and UniFi Access, a door access system. Further, offers base stations, radios, backhaul equipment, and customer premise equipment; embedded radio products; antennas; and mounting brackets, cables, and power over Ethernet adapters. It serves customers through a network of approximately 100 distributors, online retailers, and direct to customers worldwide. The company was formerly known as Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. and changed its name to Ubiquiti Inc. in August 2019. Ubiquiti Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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