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

Volatility & Risk

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

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 13.97%. Given Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alliance Fiber Optic Products has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its peers’ 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%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and its peers gross 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 42.85

Alliance Fiber Optic Products’ peers 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 peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Alliance Fiber Optic Products peers 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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