One Horizon Group (NASDAQ: OHGI) and Westell Technologies (NASDAQ:WSTL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, profitabiliy, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for One Horizon Group and Westell Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
One Horizon Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Westell Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares One Horizon Group and Westell Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
One Horizon Group -404.14% -105.19% -47.68%
Westell Technologies -25.32% -9.19% -7.21%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.1% of One Horizon Group shares are held by institutional investors. 26.0% of One Horizon Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 24.2% of Westell Technologies 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.

Risk & Volatility

One Horizon Group has a beta of 0.46, meaning that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westell Technologies has a beta of 1.55, meaning that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares One Horizon Group and Westell Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
One Horizon Group $1.38 million 3.48 -$4.86 million ($0.93) -0.83
Westell Technologies $62.97 million 0.74 -$4.11 million ($1.04) -2.90

Westell Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than One Horizon Group. Westell Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than One Horizon Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Westell Technologies beats One Horizon Group on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

One Horizon Group Company Profile

One Horizon Group, Inc. is engaged in the development and licensing of software for mobile voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). The Company’s operations include the licensing of software to telecommunications operators and the development of software application platforms that optimize mobile voice, instant messaging and advertising communications over the Internet. It has two business segments, one for business to business line and one for business to consumer line. It designs, develops and sells white label SmartPacket software and services to telecommunications operators. Its licensees deliver an operator-branded mobile Internet communication solution to smartphones, including VoIP, multi-media messaging, video and mobile advertising. It sells its software, branding, hosting and operator services to telecommunications operators, enterprises, operators in fixed line telephony, cable television operators and to the satellite communications sector, and the VoIP as a Service business.

Westell Technologies Company Profile

Westell Technologies, Inc. is a provider of in-building wireless, intelligent site management, cell site optimization and outside plant solutions. The Company’s set of products and solutions are designed to manage network performance for carriers, integrators and other network operators. The Company operates in two segments: In-Building Wireless (IBW) and Communication Solutions Group (CSG). The Company’s segments are engaged in the design, development, assembly, and marketing of a range of products and solutions. The IBW segment solutions include distributed antenna systems (DAS) conditioners, digital repeaters and bi-directional amplifiers (BDAs), and system components and antennas, all used by wireless service providers and third-party hosts to fine tune radio frequency (RF) signals. The Company’s intelligent site management solutions include a suite of remote monitoring and control devices.

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