Reviewing Finisar Corporation (FNSR)’s and Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT)’s results

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) and Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT) compete against each other in the Communication Equipment sector. We will compare them and contrast their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Finisar Corporation 1.28B 2.13 57.41M -0.42 0.00
Ceragon Networks Ltd. 343.87M 0.82 23.05M 0.28 13.50

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation of Finisar Corporation and Ceragon Networks Ltd.


Table 2 represents Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) and Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT)’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Finisar Corporation -4.49% -5.4% -3.3%
Ceragon Networks Ltd. 6.70% 15.9% 8.9%

Volatility & Risk

Finisar Corporation’s 1.41 beta indicates that its volatility is 41.00% more volatile than that of Standard and Poor’s 500. Ceragon Networks Ltd.’s 1.05 beta is the reason why it is 5.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


3.7 and 3.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Finisar Corporation. Its rival Ceragon Networks Ltd.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 2 and 1.6 respectively. Finisar Corporation has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Ceragon Networks Ltd.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is shown Finisar Corporation and Ceragon Networks Ltd.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Finisar Corporation 0 5 1 2.17
Ceragon Networks Ltd. 0 1 1 2.50

Finisar Corporation’s average target price is $24.88, while its potential upside is 7.38%. Competitively Ceragon Networks Ltd. has a consensus target price of $5, with potential upside of 39.28%. Based on the analysts view we can conclude, Ceragon Networks Ltd. is looking more favorable than Finisar Corporation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 97% of Finisar Corporation shares are held by institutional investors while 29.7% of Ceragon Networks Ltd. are owned by institutional investors. About 0.8% of Finisar Corporation’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, insiders own roughly 21.7% of Ceragon Networks Ltd.’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Finisar Corporation -0.24% 7.55% 6.38% 20.63% 37.56% 13.43%
Ceragon Networks Ltd. -4.02% -13.77% -11.16% 15.76% 35.94% 1.06%

For the past year Finisar Corporation’s stock price has bigger growth than Ceragon Networks Ltd.


On 9 of the 13 factors Ceragon Networks Ltd. beats Finisar Corporation.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, China, Malaysia, and internationally. The companyÂ’s optical subsystems primarily include transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders, and active optical cables, which provide the fundamental optical-electrical, or optoelectronic interface for interconnecting the electronic equipment used in networks comprising switches, routers, and servers used in wireline networks, as well as antennas and base stations used in wireless networks. It also offers wavelength selective switches that are used to switch network traffic from one optical fiber to various other fibers without converting to an electronic signal. In addition, the company provides optical components primarily consisting of packaged lasers and photodetectors; and passive optical components for use in telecommunication applications. It markets its products through direct sales force, as well as distributors, manufacturersÂ’ representatives and resellers, and system integrators; and to the manufacturers of storage systems, networking equipment, and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Ceragon Networks Ltd. provides wireless backhaul solutions that enable cellular operators and other wireless service providers to deliver voice, data, and multimedia services worldwide. Its wireless backhaul solutions use microwave technology to transfer telecommunication traffic between base stations, small sells, and the core of the service providerÂ’s network. The company also provides wireless fronthaul solutions that use microwave technology for communication between LTE/LTE-advanced base band digital unit stations and remote radio heads. In addition, it offers IP-20 Platform solutions for various short-haul and long-haul applications, including FibeAir IP-20G and IP-20GX, FibeAir IP-20N/IP-20A, FibeAir IP-20C, FibeAir IP-20S, FibeAir IP-20E, FibeAir IP-20C HP, FibeAir IP-20LH, Evolution IP-20 LH, and PointLink. Further, the company provides network management system for managing large scale wireless back haul networks; and network and radio planning, site survey, solutions development, network rollout, maintenance, training, and other services. Ceragon Networks Ltd. provides its services to smart-phone applications, such as Internet browsing, social networking, image sharing, music, and video applications; oil and gas companies; public safety network operators; business and public institutions; broadcasters; energy utilities; and private communications networks. The company sells its products through direct sales, original equipment manufacturers, resellers, distributors, and system integrators. The company was formerly known as Giganet Ltd. and changed its name to Ceragon Networks Ltd. in September 2000. Ceragon Networks Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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