MoSys (NASDAQ:MOSY) and Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares MoSys and Viavi Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|MoSys||$16.60 million||0.43||-$10.66 million||N/A||N/A|
|Viavi Solutions||$880.40 million||3.42||-$46.00 million||$0.34||38.82|
MoSys has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Viavi Solutions.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for MoSys and Viavi Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Viavi Solutions has a consensus price target of $12.87, indicating a potential downside of 2.54%. Given Viavi Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Viavi Solutions is more favorable than MoSys.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
12.5% of MoSys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.2% of Viavi Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of MoSys shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Viavi Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
MoSys has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viavi Solutions has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares MoSys and Viavi Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Viavi Solutions beats MoSys on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
MoSys, Inc., a semiconductor company, develops and sells integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed cloud networking, communications, security appliance, video, monitor and test, data center, and computing markets. The company offers memory-dominated ICs under the Bandwidth Engine and Programmable Search Engine names. It serves networking, communications, and data center equipment providers, as well as their subsystem and component vendors; and original equipment manufacturers through direct sales personnel, sales representatives, and distributors in North America, Taiwan, Japan, and internationally. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
About Viavi Solutions
Viavi Solutions Inc. provides network test, monitoring, and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, civil government, military, and avionics customers worldwide. The company operates through Network Enablement, Service Enablement, and Optical Security and Performance Products segments. The Network Enablement segment offers testing solutions that access the network to perform build-out and maintenance tasks. This segment provides solutions that include instruments, software, and services to design, build, activate, certify, troubleshoot, and optimize networks. It also offers support and professional services, such as repair, calibration, software support, and technical assistance for the products; and system integration projects, including project management, installation, and implementation, as well as product and technology training, and consulting services. The Service Enablement segment provides embedded systems and enterprise performance management solutions for communication service providers, enterprises, and cloud operators with visibility into network, service, and application data. Its solutions include instruments, microprobes, and software, which monitor, collect, and analyze network data to reveal the actual customer experience and to identify opportunities for new revenue streams and network optimization. The Optical Security and Performance Products segment offers optical products for anti-counterfeiting, government, industrial, automotive, and consumer electronic markets, including 3D sensing applications. The company was formerly known as JDS Uniphase Corporation and changed its name to Viavi Solutions Inc. in August 2015. Viavi Solutions Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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