Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN) and QUANTENNA COMMS (NASDAQ:QTNA) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Aruba Networks and QUANTENNA COMMS, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aruba Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A
QUANTENNA COMMS 0 0 6 1 3.14

QUANTENNA COMMS has a consensus price target of $24.60, suggesting a potential upside of 26.28%. Given QUANTENNA COMMS’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe QUANTENNA COMMS is more favorable than Aruba Networks.


This table compares Aruba Networks and QUANTENNA COMMS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aruba Networks 2.67% 6.80% 3.49%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aruba Networks and QUANTENNA COMMS’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aruba Networks N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
QUANTENNA COMMS $129.07 million 5.09 $453,000.00 N/A N/A

QUANTENNA COMMS has higher revenue and earnings than Aruba Networks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.0% of QUANTENNA COMMS shares are held by institutional investors. 22.6% of QUANTENNA COMMS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


QUANTENNA COMMS beats Aruba Networks on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aruba Networks

Aruba Networks, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise mobility solutions. The Company develops markets and sell solutions that help solve its customers’ secure mobility requirements through its mobility-defined networks, a network architecture optimizes performance and trigger security actions that required manual intervention by information technology (IT) departments. Mobility-Defined Networks gather and correlate contextual data about user roles, device types, application flows and location, which is critical in dynamic, ever-changing mobility environments. This self-healing, self-optimizing approach to mobility reduces IT helpdesk tickets and offer data protection. Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks are consisted of three components such as, mobility-centric network infrastructure, access management and mobility applications.


Quantenna Communications, Inc. is engaged in the design, development and marketing of wireless communication solutions enabling wireless local area networking. The Company’s solutions are designed to deliver wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) performance to support various connected devices accessing a pool of digital content. The Company combines its wireless systems and software expertise with radio frequency, mixed-signal and digital semiconductor design skills to provide solutions to its customers. Its products include QSR10G, QSR2000, QSR1000, QHS710 and MAUI. The Company offers its products for home networking applications, including home gateways, repeaters, and set-top boxes. Its solutions portfolio consists of various generations of its radio frequency chip and its digital baseband chip, which together support the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11n and 802.11ac.

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