Reviewing UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) and 5Barz International (NASDAQ:BARZ)

UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) and 5Barz International (OTCMKTS:BARZ) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares UTStarcom and 5Barz International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UTStarcom 1.25% 1.45% 0.74%
5Barz International N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for UTStarcom and 5Barz International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UTStarcom 0 0 0 0 N/A
5Barz International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.4% of UTStarcom shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of 5Barz International shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of UTStarcom shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.7% of 5Barz International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

UTStarcom has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 5Barz International has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares UTStarcom and 5Barz International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
UTStarcom $115.94 million 0.95 $4.82 million $0.14 22.07
5Barz International N/A N/A -$4.07 million N/A N/A

UTStarcom has higher revenue and earnings than 5Barz International.

Summary

UTStarcom beats 5Barz International on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About UTStarcom

UTStarcom Holdings Corp. operates as a telecom infrastructure provider to develop technology for bandwidth from cloud-based services, mobile, streaming, and other applications worldwide. The company helps network operators to offer communication services for its customers. Its products line include various platforms that leverage its expertise in packet optical communications, routing and switching technologies, broadband access, wireless communications, and synchronization. The company's end-to-end broadband product portfolio, enhanced through in-house software defined networking based orchestration, enables mobile and fixed-line network operators and enterprises to build networks for a range of applications, including mobile backhaul, metro aggregation, broadband access, and Wi-Fi data offload. It is also leveraging its technology expertise to bring smart networked products to new applications, such as its GoBox automated refrigerated dispenser for retail stores. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Admiralty, Hong Kong.

About 5Barz International

5BARz International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells a line of cellular network infrastructure devices for use in the office and home in India and internationally. It offers 5BARz Network Extender, a plug and play device strengthens weak cellular signals to deliver high quality signals for voice, data, and video reception on cell phones and other cellular equipped devices; and 5BARz ROVR, a smart Wifi device, as well as 5BARz Road Warrior products. The company was formerly known as Bio-Stuff Inc. and changed its name to 5Barz International, Inc. in December 2010. 5BARz International, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

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