Financial Comparison: Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) & u-blox (OTCMKTS:UBLXF)

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPRGet Free Report) and u-blox (OTCMKTS:UBLXFGet Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Juniper Networks and u-blox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Juniper Networks 6.48% 12.52% 5.89%
u-blox N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.8% of Juniper Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.3% of u-blox shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Juniper Networks 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Juniper Networks and u-blox, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Juniper Networks 0 10 4 0 2.29
u-blox 0 1 0 0 2.00

Juniper Networks presently has a consensus target price of $34.58, suggesting a potential downside of 6.98%. Given Juniper Networks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Juniper Networks is more favorable than u-blox.

Dividends

Juniper Networks pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. u-blox pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Juniper Networks pays out 78.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. u-blox pays out 32.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Juniper Networks has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Juniper Networks is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Juniper Networks and u-blox’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Juniper Networks $5.30 billion 2.24 $471.00 million $1.12 33.20
u-blox N/A N/A N/A $3.99 25.56

Juniper Networks has higher revenue and earnings than u-blox. u-blox is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Juniper Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Juniper Networks beats u-blox on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. The company offers routing products, such as ACX series universal access routers to deploy high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that function as a universal edge platform; PTX series packet transport routers; wide-area network SDN controllers; and session smart routers. It also provides switching products, including EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation, and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus environments; QFX series of core, spine, and top-of-rack data center switches; and juniper access points, which provide Wi-Fi access and performance. In addition, the company offers security products comprising SRX series services gateways for the data center; Branch SRX family provides an integrated and next-generation firewall; virtual firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; and advanced malware protection, a cloud-based service and Juniper ATP. Further, it offers Junos OS, a network operating system; Contrail networking, which provides an open-source and standards-based platform for SDN; Mist AI-driven Wired, Wireless, and WAN assurance solutions to set and measure key metrics; Mist AI-driven Marvis Virtual Network Assistant, which identifies the root cause of issues; Juniper Paragon Automation, a modular portfolio of cloud-native software applications; and Juniper Apstra to automate the network lifecycle in a single system. Additionally, the company provides software-as-a-service, technical support, maintenance, and professional services, as well as education and training programs. It sells its products through direct sales, distributors, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturers to end-users in the cloud, service provider, and enterprise markets. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

About u-blox

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u-blox Holding AG develops, manufactures, and markets products and services supporting GPS/GNSS satellite positioning systems for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide. It operates in two segments, Positioning and Wireless Products, and Wireless Services. The Positioning and Wireless Products segment develops and sells chips and modules designed for positioning and wireless connectivity. The Wireless Services segment offers wireless communication technology services in terms of reference designs and software. In addition, it offers a range of GPS/GNSS positioning products, including satellite receiver chips and chipsets, receiver modules, receiver boards, antennas, and smart antennas, which are in used for navigation, automatic vehicle location, security, traffic control, location-based services, timing, and agriculture. u-blox Holding AG was founded in 1997 and is based in Thalwil, Switzerland.

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