Head-To-Head Comparison: Infinera Corporation (INFN) vs. Its Rivals

Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Infinera Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.


This table compares Infinera Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Infinera Corporation -21.59% -16.35% -10.23%
Infinera Corporation Competitors -1.57% -7.64% 0.21%

Risk and Volatility

Infinera Corporation has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Infinera Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.09, meaning that their average share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Infinera Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Infinera Corporation 0 6 9 0 2.60
Infinera Corporation Competitors 389 2533 4076 165 2.56

Infinera Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $10.96, suggesting a potential upside of 66.54%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 15.25%. Given Infinera Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Infinera Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Infinera Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Infinera Corporation $870.14 million -$23.92 million -6.15
Infinera Corporation Competitors $3.30 billion $346.33 million 22.14

Infinera Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Infinera Corporation. Infinera Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.2% of Infinera Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Infinera Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” 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.


Infinera Corporation rivals beat Infinera Corporation on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Infinera Corporation Company Profile

Infinera Corporation provides optical transport networking equipment, software and services to telecommunications service providers, Internet content providers (ICPs), cable providers, wholesale and enterprise carriers, research and education institutions, enterprise customers and government entities across the globe. The Company’s portfolio consists of the Infinera DTN-X Family, the Infinera DTN platform, the Infinera Cloud Xpress Family, the Infinera XTM Series, the Infinera XTG Series and the Infinera FlexILS platform, addressing long-haul, subsea and metro networks end-to-end. Its technology includes Infinera Intelligent Transport Network Architecture, Infinera Photonic Integrated Circuits, Infinera FlexCoherent Processor, Super-Channels, Sliceable Photonics, Disaggregation, Integrated Digital Switching, Infinera Instant Bandwidth, Infinera Packet-Optical Transport, Multi-layer Switching and Optimization, and Management, Control and Security.

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