RadiSys (NASDAQ: RSYS) and Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitabiliy, risk, earnings and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.2% of RadiSys shares are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of RadiSys shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for RadiSys and Ruckus Wireless, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RadiSys 0 0 2 0 3.00
Ruckus Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A

RadiSys currently has a consensus price target of $5.88, suggesting a potential upside of 56.67%. Given RadiSys’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe RadiSys is more favorable than Ruckus Wireless.

Profitability

This table compares RadiSys and Ruckus Wireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RadiSys -4.83% 9.36% 4.30%
Ruckus Wireless N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares RadiSys and Ruckus Wireless’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RadiSys $194.86 million 0.75 -$4.31 million ($0.28) -13.39
Ruckus Wireless N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ruckus Wireless has higher revenue, but lower earnings than RadiSys.

Summary

RadiSys beats Ruckus Wireless on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RadiSys

Radisys Corporation (Radisys) is a services acceleration company. The Company’s application aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing products and wireless access technologies enable service providers to virtualize and monetize their networks. The Company’s products and services are organized into two segments: Software-Systems, and Embedded Products and Hardware Services. The Company’s Software-Systems segment consists of three product families: FlowEngine, MediaEngine and CellEngine. Also included in the Software-Systems segment is its Professional Service organization. The Company’s Embedded Products and Hardware Services segment provides customers with hardware based products targeted at the communications and healthcare markets. Products within this segment fall under primary categories, including T-Series Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) Platforms, Component Object Model (COM) Express and Rackmount Servers, and Other Products.

About Ruckus Wireless

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a supplier of advanced (Wi-Fi) solutions. The Company’s solutions, which it call Smart Wi-Fi, are used by service providers and enterprises to solve a range of network capacity, coverage and reliability challenges associated with wireless traffic demands. It operates through selling controllers and access points along with related software and services segment. The Company markets and sells its products and technology through a network of channel partners to a variety of service providers and enterprises around the world. Its Smart Wi-Fi solutions offer features and functionality, such as enhanced reliability, extended range and scalability. Its products include controllers, indoor and outdoor access points, wireless bridges, controller software platforms, software management solutions, including reporting and analytics, and Wi-Fi-related cloud services, such as location-based positioning, and certificate-based security and on-boarding of Wi-Fi devices.

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