Wearable Devices (NASDAQ:WLDS – Get Rating) and F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV – Get Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Wearable Devices and F5’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|F5||$2.70 billion||3.24||$322.16 million||$5.29||27.34|
F5 has higher revenue and earnings than Wearable Devices.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
13.8% of Wearable Devices shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.3% of F5 shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of F5 shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Wearable Devices and F5, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
F5 has a consensus price target of $175.33, indicating a potential upside of 21.21%. Given F5’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe F5 is more favorable than Wearable Devices.
F5 beats Wearable Devices on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Wearable Devices
Wearable Devices Ltd. engages in developing a non-invasive neural input interface for controlling digital devices using subtle finger movements. The company offers Mudra Inspire development kits that enables users to control digital devices through finger movements and hand gestures. These digital devices include consumer electronics, smart watches, smartphones, augmented reality glasses, virtual reality headsets, televisions, personal computers and laptop computers, drones, robots, etc. It serves consumer electronics companies, industrial companies, information technology and software solutions providers, software development studios, and academia and research universities, as well as consumers from B2C market. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Yokneam Illit, Israel.
F5, Inc. provides multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. The company's multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions enable its customers to develop, deploy, operate, secure, and govern applications in any architecture, from on-premises to the public cloud. It offers application security and delivery products, including BIG-IP appliances and VIPRION chassis and related software modules and software-only Virtual Editions; Application Security Manager and Access Policy Manager; NGINX Plus; Silverline DDoS, and Application security offerings. The company also provides a range of professional services, including consulting, training, installation, maintenance, and other technical support services. F5, Inc. sells its products to large enterprise businesses, public sector institutions, governments, and service providers through distributors, value-added resellers, service providers, systems integrators, and other indirect channel partners. It has partnerships with public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. The company was formerly known as F5 Networks, Inc. and changed its name to F5, Inc. in November 2021. F5, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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