QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) versus Andrea Electronics (NASDAQ:ANDR) Financial Contrast

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QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) versus Andrea Electronics (NASDAQ:ANDR) Financial Contrast

QUALCOMM ( NASDAQ:QCOM ) and Andrea Electronics ( OTCMKTS:ANDR ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Profitability
Get QUALCOMM alerts: This table compares QUALCOMM and Andrea Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets QUALCOMM 18.07% 77.78% 10.26% Andrea Electronics -32.34% N/A -41.74% Dividends
QUALCOMM pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Andrea Electronics does not pay a dividend. QUALCOMM pays out 87.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Volatility & Risk
QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Andrea Electronics has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares QUALCOMM and Andrea Electronics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio QUALCOMM $24.27 billion 3.93 $4.39 billion $2.84 29.42 Andrea Electronics $1.47 million 1.05 -$940,000.00 N/A N/A QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than Andrea Electronics.
Analyst Ratings
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for QUALCOMM and Andrea Electronics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score QUALCOMM 1 10 12 1 2.54 Andrea Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A QUALCOMM currently has a consensus target price of $86.80, indicating a potential upside of 3.89%. Given QUALCOMM’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe QUALCOMM is more favorable than Andrea Electronics.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
77.4% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of Andrea Electronics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Summary
QUALCOMM beats Andrea Electronics on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
QUALCOMM Company Profile
QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communication products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access, and other technologies for use in wireless voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, wideband CDMA, CDMA time division duplex, long term evolution, and/or fifth generation standards and their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including automotive, Internet of things, mobile, data center, and healthcare for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications, and new industry segments. The company also provides products and services for mobile health; products designed for the implementation of small cells; development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors; and software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators. In addition, it licenses chipset technology, and products and services for use in data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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.

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