Financial Comparison: Akoustis Technologies (AKTS) and AudioCodes (AUDC)

Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ:AKTS) and AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Akoustis Technologies and AudioCodes’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akoustis Technologies -1,803.82% -141.24% -95.84%
AudioCodes 3.93% 13.69% 7.32%

Volatility and Risk

Akoustis Technologies has a beta of -0.56, meaning that its stock price is 156% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AudioCodes has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

AudioCodes pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Akoustis Technologies does not pay a dividend. AudioCodes pays out 64.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Akoustis Technologies and AudioCodes, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akoustis Technologies 0 0 6 0 3.00
AudioCodes 0 0 2 0 3.00

Akoustis Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $12.08, indicating a potential upside of 109.42%. AudioCodes has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.09%. Given Akoustis Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Akoustis Technologies is more favorable than AudioCodes.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.6% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.3% of AudioCodes shares are held by institutional investors. 22.6% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 48.8% of AudioCodes shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Akoustis Technologies and AudioCodes’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Akoustis Technologies $1.20 million 107.18 -$21.73 million N/A N/A
AudioCodes $156.74 million 1.78 $4.03 million $0.31 31.29

AudioCodes has higher revenue and earnings than Akoustis Technologies.

Summary

AudioCodes beats Akoustis Technologies on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Akoustis Technologies

Akoustis Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc., develops, designs, manufactures, and sells radio frequency (RF) filter products for the mobile wireless device industries in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Foundry Fabrication Services and RF Filters. The Foundry Fabrication Services segment provides engineering review services; and smart systems technology and commercialization center foundry, as well as manufacturing and microelectromechanical systems foundry services. The RF Filters segment consists of amplifier and filter products. It offers RF filters for mobile wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets, cellular infrastructure equipment, and Wi-Fi premise equipment. Akoustis Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina.

About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. designs, develops, and sells voice over IP (VoIP), converged VoIP, and data networking products and applications for enterprise unified communications, contact centers, service provider business services, mobile VoIP, and cloud virtualized data centers worldwide. The company's products include IP phones, session border controllers (SBC), media gateways, multi-service business routers, huddle room solutions, managed IP Phones, and survivable branch appliances; CloudBond 365, an adaptable solution for the data center; CloudBond 365 CCE appliances; User Management Pack 365, a software management application; VoIP management and routing, a suite of lifecycle applications for large scale cloud or premises-based unified communications deployments; MobilityPLUS, a mobile VoIP solution; VocaNOM call routing products; SmartTAP call recording products; Auto Attendant, a tool for managing inbound calls and delivery services; Fax Server, a tool for managing inbound and outbound enterprise fax transmissions; SIP Phone Support, a value-added application for SBC and gateways; signal processor chips; communications boards; and voice and data logging hardware integration board products. It also provides planning, implementation, operations, and support services, as well as consulting and training services. The company primarily markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and sales representatives to original equipment manufacturers, system integrators and distributors, and network equipment providers in the telecommunication and networking industries. AudioCodes Ltd. was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Lod, Israel.

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