Contrasting Directview (DIRV) and Calix (CALX)

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Directview (OTCMKTS: DIRV) and Calix (NYSE:CALX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Directview and Calix’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Directview $2.90 million 0.34 -$1.55 million N/A N/A
Calix $510.37 million 0.79 -$83.03 million ($1.56) -5.00

Directview has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Calix.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.9% of Calix shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Directview shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of Calix 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.

Profitability

This table compares Directview and Calix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Directview -740.60% -20.16% -803.78%
Calix -12.48% -39.60% -19.51%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Directview and Calix, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Directview 0 0 0 0 N/A
Calix 0 1 2 0 2.67

Calix has a consensus price target of $7.33, indicating a potential downside of 5.98%. Given Calix’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Calix is more favorable than Directview.

Volatility & Risk

Directview has a beta of -8.09, suggesting that its share price is 909% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Calix has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Calix beats Directview on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Directview

DirectView Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a full-service provider of teleconferencing products and services to businesses and organizations. The company operates in two divisions, Security and Surveillance, and Video Conferencing Services. The Security and Surveillance division provides surveillance systems, and digital video recording and services, including DVR recorders and cameras, video intercoms, NVR recorders and IP cameras, laser and video beam perimeter security products, motion detection and thermal imagery products, security design and consulting, remote control device management, equipment maintenance service plans, and access control solutions. It also develops customized software programs; and DirectView Security App, a mobile application to enable full remote management of deployed surveillance devices, such as positioning cameras, setting recording parameters, and replay of selected video. This division serves transportation, hospitality, industrial, educational, and residential markets. The Video Conferencing Services division provides multipoint video conferencing, network integration, custom room design, staffing, document conferencing, and IP/Web conferencing services that enable its clients to conduct remote meetings by linking participants in geographically dispersed locations. It is also involved in the sale of conferencing services based upon usage, sale and installation of video equipment, and sale of maintenance agreements. This division provides its services to organizations, such as professional service firms, investment banks, high tech companies, law firms, investor relations firms, and other domestic and multinational companies in commercial, government, medical, and educational sectors. The company sells its products and services in the United States and internationally through direct sales force, referrals, and its Website. DirectView Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

About Calix

Calix, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and sells software platforms, systems, and software for fiber- and copper-based network architectures that enable communications service providers (CSPs) to access networks. Its portfolio consists of E-Series access systems and nodes, B-Series access nodes, C-Series multiservice access system, and P-Series optical network terminals and residential gateways. The company also offers the GigaFamily and Compass Cloud products. Its portfolio serves the CSP network from the data center or central office; and enables CSPs to deliver voice, data, and broadband services over legacy and next-generation access networks. The company markets its access systems and software to CSPs in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and internationally through its direct sales force and resellers. Calix, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Petaluma, California.

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