Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) is one of 100 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Alliance Fiber Optic Products to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Fiber Optic Products N/A N/A 37.78
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Competitors $4.31 billion $520.00 million 43.07

Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Fiber Optic Products. Alliance Fiber Optic Products is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliance Fiber Optic Products 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Competitors 937 4774 8736 363 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 13.90%. Given Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alliance Fiber Optic Products has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliance Fiber Optic Products -4.29% -3.41% -2.68%
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Competitors -46.30% 1.33% 1.31%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Alliance Fiber Optic Products has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ competitors have a beta of 1.02, indicating that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Alliance Fiber Optic Products competitors beat Alliance Fiber Optic Products on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Alliance Fiber Optic Products Company Profile

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP) designs, manufactures and markets a range of fiber optic components and integrated modules. The Company offers a range of products, including interconnect devices, which are used to connect optical fibers and components; couplers and splitters, which are used to divide and combine optical power, and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) devices, which are used to separate and combine multiple specific wavelengths. Its connectivity product family provides a line of optical interconnect devices, couplers and splitters, planar lightwave circuits (PLC) and related optical products, as well as integrated modules incorporating these devices. Its optical passive products include wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), coarse wavelength division multiplexer (CWDM) and DWDM components. Its product offerings include connectivity products and optical passive products.

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