Valuation & Earnings
Casa Systems (NASDAQ: CASA) and KVH Industries (NASDAQ:KVHI) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
This table compares Casa Systems and KVH Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Casa Systems has higher revenue and earnings than KVH Industries. KVH Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Casa Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Casa Systems and KVH Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
53.8% of Casa Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of KVH Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of KVH Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Casa Systems and KVH Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
Casa Systems currently has a consensus price target of $25.17, suggesting a potential upside of 10.87%. KVH Industries has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential downside of 11.89%. Given Casa Systems’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Casa Systems is more favorable than KVH Industries.
Casa Systems beats KVH Industries on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Casa Systems Company Profile
Casa Systems, Inc. provides software-centric broadband products in North America, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers software-centric infrastructure solutions that allow cable service providers to deliver voice, video, and data services over a single platform at multi-gigabit speeds. It also provides solutions for next-generation centralized, distributed, and virtualized architectures for cable broadband, fixed-line broadband, and wireless networks. Casa Systems, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.
KVH Industries Company Profile
KVH Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets mobile connectivity products and services for the marine and land mobile markets in the United States and internationally. The company offers mobile satellite TV and communications products, including satellite TV antennas; two-way satellite communications systems; onboard V-IP terminals and hub equipment; network management hardware and software products for maritime communications; and Iridium OpenPort hardware products and services. It also offers airtime plans that enable customers to obtain Internet and voice services; and value-added, and news and radio content services. In addition, the company provides navigation, guidance, and stabilization products for the commercial and defense markets comprising precision fiber optic gyro-based systems that enable platform and optical stabilization, navigation, pointing, and guidance; tactical navigation systems for tactical trucks and light armored vehicles; and commercial products, such as navigation and positioning systems for various applications consisting of precision mapping, dynamic surveying, autonomous vehicles, train location control and track geometry measurement systems, industrial robotics, and optical stabilization applications. Further, it offers content, maritime news, sporting content, and television programming delivery services; movie distribution services; maritime e-learning content and related services; and services and support for the mini-VSAT Broadband solution. The company sells its mobile communications products through a network of independent retailers, chain stores, and distributors; and navigation products directly to the United States and foreign governments, and government contractors, as well as through authorized independent sales representatives. The company also sells and leases its products directly to end users. KVH Industries, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island.