Ceragon Networks (CRNT) and SGOCO Group (SGOC) Head-To-Head Comparison

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Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ:CRNT) and SGOCO Group (NASDAQ:SGOC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Ceragon Networks and SGOCO Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ceragon Networks 6.70% 10.79% 6.03%
SGOCO Group N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.4% of Ceragon Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of SGOCO Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.0% of Ceragon Networks shares are owned 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.

Volatility & Risk

Ceragon Networks has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SGOCO Group has a beta of 0.37, indicating that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ceragon Networks and SGOCO Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ceragon Networks 0 1 4 0 2.80
SGOCO Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ceragon Networks presently has a consensus target price of $4.63, suggesting a potential upside of 13.01%. Given Ceragon Networks’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ceragon Networks is more favorable than SGOCO Group.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ceragon Networks and SGOCO Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ceragon Networks $343.87 million 0.96 $23.05 million $0.20 20.50
SGOCO Group $50,000.00 239.58 -$11.21 million N/A N/A

Ceragon Networks has higher revenue and earnings than SGOCO Group.

Summary

Ceragon Networks beats SGOCO Group on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ceragon Networks

Ceragon Networks Ltd. provides wireless backhaul solutions that enable cellular operators and other wireless service providers to deliver voice and data services worldwide. Its wireless backhaul solutions use microwave and millimeter wave technology to transfer telecommunication traffic between base stations, small sells, and the core of the service provider's network. The company also provides wireless fronthaul solutions that use microwave technology for communication between LTE/LTE-advanced base band digital unit stations and remote radio heads. In addition, it offers IP-20 all-outdoor solutions, such as IP-20C, IP-20C-HP, IP-20S, IP-20E, and IP-20V; IP-20 split-mount/all-indoor solutions comprising IP-20N/IP-20A, IP-20GX, IP-20F, and IP-20G; and IP-50 disaggregated solutions, including IP-50E, IP-50C, and IP-50FX for various short-haul, long-haul, fronthaul, and enterprise access applications. Further, the company provides network management system; and network and radio planning, site survey, solutions development, installation, maintenance, training, and other services. Ceragon Networks Ltd. provides its services to smart-phone applications, such as Internet browsing, social networking, image sharing, music, and video applications; oil and gas companies; public safety organizations; business and public institutions; broadcasters; energy utilities; and private communications networks. The company sells its products through direct sales, original equipment manufacturers, resellers, distributors, and system integrators. Ceragon Networks Ltd. has a collaboration agreement with NEC Corporation. The company was formerly known as Giganet Ltd. and changed its name to Ceragon Networks Ltd. in September 2000. Ceragon Networks Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

About SGOCO Group

SGOCO Group, Ltd. engages in the product design, distribution, and brand development in the display and computer product market in Mainland China and Hongkong. The company also provides energy saving products and services. Its products include LCD/LED monitors; all-in-one and part-in-one computers; virtual reality technology and devices; and phase change material thermal energy storage products. In addition, it involves in money lending activities. The company also develops tablet PCs, 3D LCD/LED TVs, LED-backlit monitors, and multi-screen display systems for advertising, public announcement, and other institutional uses. It sells its products under the SGOCO, Shangwei, and POVIZON brand names to electronics distributors and trading companies. The company was formerly known as SGOCO Technology, Ltd. SGOCO Group, Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.

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