Head to Head Comparison: ClearOne Communications (CLRO) & One Horizon Group (OHGI)

One Horizon Group (NASDAQ: OHGI) and ClearOne Communications (NASDAQ:CLRO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

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One Horizon Group has a beta of 2.86, meaning that its share price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ClearOne Communications has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares One Horizon Group and ClearOne Communications’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
One Horizon Group $710,000.00 39.52 -$7.43 million N/A N/A
ClearOne Communications $48.64 million 1.22 $2.44 million $0.49 14.43

ClearOne Communications has higher revenue and earnings than One Horizon Group.

Dividends

ClearOne Communications pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. One Horizon Group does not pay a dividend. ClearOne Communications pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for One Horizon Group and ClearOne Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
One Horizon Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
ClearOne Communications 0 0 1 0 3.00

ClearOne Communications has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 20.23%. Given ClearOne Communications’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ClearOne Communications is more favorable than One Horizon Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of One Horizon Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.7% of ClearOne Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 19.0% of One Horizon Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of ClearOne Communications shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares One Horizon Group and ClearOne Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
One Horizon Group -399.31% -111.52% -50.04%
ClearOne Communications -26.92% 0.22% 0.19%

Summary

ClearOne Communications beats One Horizon Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About One Horizon Group

One Horizon Group, Inc. develops and licenses software for mobile voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) in China, Rest of Asia, Europe, Russia, and the Americas. The company develops Horizon Platform, a tool that can be used by mobile operators to compete against the over the top provider's applications that are running on their networks; and Horizon Call, a mobile application, which enables bandwidth-efficient VoIP calls over a smartphone using a 2G/EDGE, 3G, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, or satellite connection. It offers retail smartphone VoIP, messaging, and advertising service under the Aishuo brand name; and software maintenance services. The company sells its software, branding, hosting, and operator services to telecommunications operators, enterprises, operators in fixed line telephony, cable TV operators, and to the satellite communications sector. One Horizon Group, Inc. is based in London, the United Kingdom.

About ClearOne Communications

ClearOne, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming, and digital signage solutions for audio/voice and visual communications in the United States and internationally. The company offers various professional audio communication products, including professional conferencing and sound-reinforcement products for use in enterprise, healthcare, education and distance learning, government, legal, and finance organizations; mid-tier premium conferencing products for smaller rooms, and small and medium businesses, which interface with video and Web conferencing systems; and professional microphones for use in various applications. It also provides unified communications audio end points comprising traditional tabletop conferencing phones used in conference rooms and offices; and personal conferencing products that could be used with PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other portable devices. The company's audio communication products and unified communications audio end points enhance communication during a conference call by eliminating echo and background noise. In addition, it offers visual communication products, such as video conferencing products; streaming products, which deliver the Internet protocol (IP) A/V experience by streaming time sensitive high definition audio and video and control over TCP/IP networks; and digital signage systems. The company sells its commercial products to a network of independent audiovisual, information technology, and telecommunications distributors, as well as independent systems integrators, dealers, value-added resellers, and end-users. ClearOne, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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