Head to Head Contrast: Quantenna Communications (QTNA) vs. Its Peers

Quantenna Communications (NASDAQ: QTNA) is one of 121 public companies in the “Semiconductors & related devices” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Quantenna Communications to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

47.6% of Quantenna Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.6% of Quantenna Communications shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Quantenna Communications has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quantenna Communications’ rivals have a beta of 1.08, suggesting that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Quantenna Communications and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quantenna Communications 0 1 3 0 2.75
Quantenna Communications Competitors 1426 5545 10683 598 2.57

Quantenna Communications presently has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 38.58%. As a group, “Semiconductors & related devices” companies have a potential upside of 13.09%. Given Quantenna Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Quantenna Communications is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Quantenna Communications and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Quantenna Communications $176.36 million $34.41 million -685.50
Quantenna Communications Competitors $2.99 billion $454.28 million 26.34

Quantenna Communications’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Quantenna Communications. Quantenna Communications is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Quantenna Communications and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quantenna Communications 19.51% 0.96% 0.77%
Quantenna Communications Competitors -39.44% 2.73% 2.79%


Quantenna Communications rivals beat Quantenna Communications on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Quantenna Communications Company Profile

Quantenna Communications, Inc. is engaged in the design, development and marketing of wireless communication solutions enabling wireless local area networking. The Company’s solutions are designed to deliver wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) performance to support various connected devices accessing a pool of digital content. The Company combines its wireless systems and software expertise with radio frequency, mixed-signal and digital semiconductor design skills to provide solutions to its customers. Its products include QSR10G, QSR2000, QSR1000, QHS710 and MAUI. The Company offers its products for home networking applications, including home gateways, repeaters, and set-top boxes. Its solutions portfolio consists of various generations of its radio frequency chip and its digital baseband chip, which together support the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11n and 802.11ac.

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