Echostar (NASDAQ:SATS) and Andrea Electronics (ANDR) Critical Survey

Andrea Electronics (OTCMKTS:ANDR) and Echostar (NASDAQ:SATS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Andrea Electronics and Echostar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Andrea Electronics -82.99% 2,327.70% -65.75%
Echostar 18.63% 1.10% 0.53%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Andrea Electronics and Echostar, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Andrea Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Echostar 0 0 1 0 3.00

Echostar has a consensus price target of $67.00, indicating a potential upside of 61.60%. Given Echostar’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Echostar is more favorable than Andrea Electronics.

Risk & Volatility

Andrea Electronics has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Echostar has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Andrea Electronics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.6% of Echostar shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.2% of Andrea Electronics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 46.7% of Echostar shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Andrea Electronics and Echostar’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Andrea Electronics $6.94 million 0.51 -$1.15 million N/A N/A
Echostar $1.89 billion 2.12 $392.56 million $0.84 49.36

Echostar has higher revenue and earnings than Andrea Electronics.

Summary

Echostar beats Andrea Electronics on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Andrea Electronics Company Profile

Andrea Electronics Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures microphone technologies and products for enhancing speech-based applications software and communications primarily in the computer and business enterprise markets in the United States and internationally. It designs and markets digital signal processing (DSP) microphone and audio software. The company's DSP microphone and audio noise reduction software products include DA-350 auto array microphone for far-field voice intelligibility and accuracy of automatic speech recognition in high noise environments; DA-250 OEM array microphone, a small compact stereo array microphone and DSP circuit board platform; USB-SA array microphone, which offers a USB digital audio adapter to bypass a computer's standard integrated sound system; PureAudio VST3 plug-in, a noise reduction and center channel focus VST3 plug-in for audio/video editing post-processing; AudioCommander, a PC audio control panel; audio software for Mac that offers an intuitive graphic user interface to control stereo array microphone beam forming and noise cancellation on the input and EQ filters; PureAudio live recorder, a digital voice and audio recording application; and PureAudio pro recorder, which provides bookmarks for navigation of recordings. Its products are used in various applications, including mass transit and automotive communication systems, automated teller machines, information kiosks, home automation products, Internet of things digital assistants, TV set top boxes, audio and video recordings, robotics, and video surveillance. The company markets and sells its products through sales representatives and organizations to computer original equipment manufacturers, distributors of personal computers and communications equipment, software publishers, and industrial system integrators. Andrea Electronics Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Bohemia, New York.

Echostar Company Profile

EchoStar Corporation provides satellite service operations and video delivery solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Hughes and EchoStar Satellite Services. The Hughes segments offers broadband satellite technologies and Internet services for home and small office customers; and broadband network technologies, managed services, equipment, hardware, satellite services, and communication solutions for aeronautical, enterprise, and government customers, as well as consumers. This segment also designs, provides, and installs gateways and terminal equipment for other satellite systems; and provides satellite ground segment systems and terminals to mobile system operators. The EchoStar Satellite Services segment offers satellite service operations and video delivery solutions on a full-time and occasional-use basis primarily to corporates, the United States government service providers, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers, and private enterprise customers. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated through a fleet of 19 owned and leased in-orbit satellites. EchoStar Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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