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NASDAQ:AAOIApplied Optoelectronics Competitors & Alternatives

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$11.05
Now: $11.58
$12.02
50-Day Range
$8.15
MA: $9.34
$10.79
52-Week Range
$5.00
Now: $11.58
$15.98
Volume1.39 million shs
Average Volume801,230 shs
Market Capitalization$235.54 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2

Competitors

Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) Vs. JKS, LASR, CEVA, SITM, PLAB, and XPER

Should you be buying AAOI stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "semiconductors & related devices" are considered alternatives and competitors to Applied Optoelectronics, including JinkoSolar (JKS), Nlight (LASR), CEVA (CEVA), Sitime (SITM), Photronics (PLAB), and Xperi (XPER).

Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) and JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Applied Optoelectronics and JinkoSolar's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Applied Optoelectronics-40.52%-11.37%-6.85%
JinkoSolar3.51%9.86%2.47%

Risk and Volatility

Applied Optoelectronics has a beta of 2, suggesting that its stock price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JinkoSolar has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.9% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.0% of JinkoSolar shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Applied Optoelectronics and JinkoSolar's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Applied Optoelectronics$190.87 million1.23$-66,050,000.00($1.45)-7.99
JinkoSolar$4.27 billion0.22$129.09 million$2.797.70

JinkoSolar has higher revenue and earnings than Applied Optoelectronics. Applied Optoelectronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than JinkoSolar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Applied Optoelectronics and JinkoSolar, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Applied Optoelectronics23001.60
JinkoSolar11202.25

Applied Optoelectronics presently has a consensus price target of $9.60, indicating a potential downside of 17.10%. JinkoSolar has a consensus price target of $13.94, indicating a potential downside of 35.07%. Given Applied Optoelectronics' higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Applied Optoelectronics is more favorable than JinkoSolar.

Summary

JinkoSolar beats Applied Optoelectronics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) and Nlight (NASDAQ:LASR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Applied Optoelectronics and Nlight's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Applied Optoelectronics-40.52%-11.37%-6.85%
Nlight-10.74%-6.30%-5.32%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.9% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of Nlight shares are held by institutional investors. 7.2% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of Nlight shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Applied Optoelectronics and Nlight's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Applied Optoelectronics$190.87 million1.23$-66,050,000.00($1.45)-7.99
Nlight$176.62 million5.04$-12,880,000.00($0.24)-96.29

Nlight has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Applied Optoelectronics. Nlight is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Applied Optoelectronics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Applied Optoelectronics and Nlight, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Applied Optoelectronics23001.60
Nlight00513.17

Applied Optoelectronics presently has a consensus target price of $9.60, suggesting a potential downside of 17.10%. Nlight has a consensus target price of $22.8333, suggesting a potential downside of 1.20%. Given Nlight's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Nlight is more favorable than Applied Optoelectronics.

Risk & Volatility

Applied Optoelectronics has a beta of 2, indicating that its share price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nlight has a beta of 2.78, indicating that its share price is 178% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Nlight beats Applied Optoelectronics on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.3% of CEVA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of CEVA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

CEVA has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Optoelectronics has a beta of 2, suggesting that its stock price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CEVA and Applied Optoelectronics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
CEVA03302.50
Applied Optoelectronics23001.60

CEVA presently has a consensus price target of $37.60, indicating a potential upside of 1.16%. Applied Optoelectronics has a consensus price target of $9.60, indicating a potential downside of 17.10%. Given CEVA's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe CEVA is more favorable than Applied Optoelectronics.

Profitability

This table compares CEVA and Applied Optoelectronics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
CEVA1.22%1.89%1.60%
Applied Optoelectronics-40.52%-11.37%-6.85%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CEVA and Applied Optoelectronics' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
CEVA$87.15 million9.38$30,000.00$0.14265.50
Applied Optoelectronics$190.87 million1.23$-66,050,000.00($1.45)-7.99

CEVA has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Applied Optoelectronics. Applied Optoelectronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CEVA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

CEVA beats Applied Optoelectronics on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sitime (NASDAQ:SITM) and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Sitime and Applied Optoelectronics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
SitimeN/AN/AN/A
Applied Optoelectronics-40.52%-11.37%-6.85%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sitime and Applied Optoelectronics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Sitime00703.00
Applied Optoelectronics23001.60

Sitime presently has a consensus target price of $35.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 26.51%. Applied Optoelectronics has a consensus target price of $9.60, suggesting a potential downside of 17.10%. Given Applied Optoelectronics' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Applied Optoelectronics is more favorable than Sitime.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sitime and Applied Optoelectronics' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sitime$84.07 million9.57$-10,449,180.00($0.63)-77.03
Applied Optoelectronics$190.87 million1.23$-66,050,000.00($1.45)-7.99

Sitime has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Applied Optoelectronics. Sitime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Applied Optoelectronics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.2% of Sitime shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Sitime shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Sitime beats Applied Optoelectronics on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Photronics has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Optoelectronics has a beta of 2, indicating that its stock price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Photronics and Applied Optoelectronics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Photronics5.47%3.58%2.91%
Applied Optoelectronics-40.52%-11.37%-6.85%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.2% of Photronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Photronics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Photronics and Applied Optoelectronics' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Photronics$550.66 million1.37$29.79 million$0.4426.05
Applied Optoelectronics$190.87 million1.23$-66,050,000.00($1.45)-7.99

Photronics has higher revenue and earnings than Applied Optoelectronics. Applied Optoelectronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Photronics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Photronics and Applied Optoelectronics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Photronics01202.67
Applied Optoelectronics23001.60

Photronics presently has a consensus price target of $15.3333, suggesting a potential upside of 33.80%. Applied Optoelectronics has a consensus price target of $9.60, suggesting a potential downside of 17.10%. Given Photronics' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Photronics is more favorable than Applied Optoelectronics.

Summary

Photronics beats Applied Optoelectronics on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) and Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.9% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.2% of Xperi shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of Applied Optoelectronics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Xperi shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Applied Optoelectronics and Xperi's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Applied Optoelectronics-40.52%-11.37%-6.85%
Xperi-5.31%23.53%12.54%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Applied Optoelectronics and Xperi, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Applied Optoelectronics23001.60
Xperi00203.00

Applied Optoelectronics currently has a consensus price target of $9.60, suggesting a potential downside of 17.10%. Xperi has a consensus price target of $27.50, suggesting a potential upside of 84.07%. Given Xperi's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Xperi is more favorable than Applied Optoelectronics.

Risk and Volatility

Applied Optoelectronics has a beta of 2, indicating that its stock price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xperi has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Applied Optoelectronics and Xperi's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Applied Optoelectronics$190.87 million1.23$-66,050,000.00($1.45)-7.99
Xperi$280.07 million2.70$-62,530,000.00$2.565.84

Xperi has higher revenue and earnings than Applied Optoelectronics. Applied Optoelectronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Xperi, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Xperi beats Applied Optoelectronics on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
JinkoSolar logo
JKS
JinkoSolar
1.7$21.47+10.9%$872.52 million$4.27 billion9.89
Nlight logo
LASR
Nlight
1.1$23.11+2.5%$867.53 million$176.62 million-45.31
CEVA logo
CEVA
CEVA
1.2$37.17+0.6%$817.85 million$87.15 million743.40Increase in Short Interest
SITM
Sitime
1.2$48.53+5.5%$760.45 million$84.07 million-77.03Increase in Short Interest
Photronics logo
PLAB
Photronics
2.0$11.46+3.0%$749.38 million$550.66 million22.47Insider Selling
Xperi logo
XPER
Xperi
2.2$14.94+3.7%$726.69 million$280.07 million-40.38Analyst Report
Himax Technologies logo
HIMX
Himax Technologies
1.3$4.05+2.7%$716.29 million$671.84 million-101.25Heavy News Reporting
Smart Global logo
SGH
Smart Global
1.7$27.03+1.5%$648.45 million$1.21 billion-337.83Heavy News Reporting
Ichor logo
ICHR
Ichor
1.8$26.70+1.6%$631.38 million$620.84 million48.55
NeoPhotonics logo
NPTN
NeoPhotonics
1.7$8.76+1.8%$427.10 million$356.80 million175.24
Adesto Technologies logo
IOTS
Adesto Technologies
0.9$12.54+0.0%$391.86 million$118.17 million-14.58Decrease in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
DSP Group logo
DSPG
DSP Group
1.8$15.64+1.0%$362.97 million$117.61 million-142.18
Magnachip Semiconductor logo
MX
Magnachip Semiconductor
2.3$10.34+1.2%$358.37 million$792.20 million-22.00Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
NVE logo
NVEC
NVE
1.1$62.75+3.6%$292.38 million$25.41 million20.99Increase in Short Interest
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor logo
AOSL
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor
1.4$10.85+4.8%$259.05 million$450.92 million-67.81Decrease in Short Interest
AXT logo
AXTI
AXT
1.9$4.56+0.9%$189.95 million$83.26 million-114.00Decrease in Short Interest
Atomera logo
ATOM
Atomera
0.5$9.10+5.7%$169.46 million$530,000.00-10.96Increase in Short Interest
Sequans Communications logo
SQNS
Sequans Communications
1.5$6.79+6.3%$164.54 million$30.86 million-4.47Decrease in Short Interest
GSIT
GSI Technology
0.6$6.94+0.4%$163.84 million$43.34 million-15.42Decrease in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
Resonant logo
RESN
Resonant
1.2$2.47+5.3%$130.29 million$740,000.00-2.60
Pixelworks logo
PXLW
Pixelworks
1.2$3.25+1.8%$128.61 million$68.75 million-8.55Increase in Short Interest
Everspin Technologies logo
MRAM
Everspin Technologies
1.2$6.89+0.9%$128.60 million$37.50 million-25.52Decrease in Short Interest
Kopin logo
KOPN
Kopin
1.2$1.35+3.7%$118.87 million$29.52 million-5.19Increase in Short Interest
EMCORE logo
EMKR
EMCORE
2.1$3.03+3.0%$89 million$87.26 million-2.71Decrease in Short Interest
LightPath Technologies logo
LPTH
LightPath Technologies
1.2$3.30+0.0%$85.35 million$33.75 million-54.99Increase in Short Interest
Intermolecular logo
IMI
Intermolecular
0.8$1.20+0.0%$59.71 million$33.66 million0.00
ReneSola logo
SOL
ReneSola
0.8$1.20+1.7%$45.71 million$119.12 million-9.23
EVSI
Envision Solar International
1.2$9.99+13.4%$45.65 million$5.11 million-12.65Analyst Report
High Trading Volume
Increase in Short Interest
O2Micro International logo
OIIM
O2Micro International
0.9$1.62+0.2%$42.69 million$60.93 million-14.73Heavy News Reporting
SuperCom logo
SPCB
SuperCom
1.2$1.72+1.2%$26.30 million$21.88 million0.00Decrease in Short Interest
QuickLogic logo
QUIK
QuickLogic
1.3$3.02+2.6%$25.37 million$10.31 million-1.50
Rubicon Technology logo
RBCN
Rubicon Technology
0.5$8.50+0.2%$21.05 million$3.53 million-6.64
WISA
Summit Wireless Technologies
1.1$2.26+2.7%$17.43 million$1.67 million-0.19High Trading Volume
Increase in Short Interest
SPI
Spi Energy
0.5$1.07+1.9%$16.32 million$97.88 million0.00Increase in Short Interest
SemiLEDs logo
LEDS
SemiLEDs
0.6$3.35+1.8%$12.64 million$5.90 million-6.70Upcoming Earnings
Decrease in Short Interest
MoSys logo
MOSY
MoSys
1.2$1.73+0.6%$6.14 million$10.09 million-0.99Increase in Short Interest
Ameri logo
AMRH
Ameri
0.6$1.77+11.9%$5.06 million$39.92 million0.00High Trading Volume
Increase in Short Interest
This page was last updated on 7/7/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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