Analyzing Lumentum (LITE) & Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock (QFORQ)

Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE) and Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock (OTCMKTS:QFORQ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Lumentum and Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lumentum 0 1 16 2 3.05
Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock 0 0 0 0 N/A

Lumentum presently has a consensus target price of $80.47, suggesting a potential upside of 44.95%. Given Lumentum’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Lumentum is more favorable than Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lumentum and Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lumentum $1.25 billion 2.82 $248.10 million $3.24 17.14
Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock $52.04 million 0.00 -$510,000.00 N/A N/A

Lumentum has higher revenue and earnings than Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock.

Risk and Volatility

Lumentum has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock has a beta of 3.76, meaning that its stock price is 276% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Lumentum and Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lumentum 19.86% 25.10% 14.18%
Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock N/A N/A N/A


Lumentum beats Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lumentum Company Profile

Lumentum Holdings Inc. manufactures and sells optical and photonic products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Optical Communications and Commercial Lasers. The Optical Communications segment offers components, modules, and subsystems that enable the transmission and transport of video, audio, and text data over high-capacity fiber optic cables. It offers tunable transponders, transceivers, and transmitter modules; tunable lasers, receivers, and modulators; transport products, such as reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers, amplifiers, and optical channel monitors, as well as components, including 980nm, multi-mode, and Raman pumps; and switches, attenuators, photodetectors, gain flattening filters, isolators, wavelength-division multiplexing filters, arrayed waveguide gratings, multiplex/de-multiplexers, and integrated passive modules. This segment also provides Super Transport Blade, which integrates optical transport functions into a single-slot blade; optical transceivers for fiber channel and Ethernet applications; integrated fiber optic transceivers; vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers; distributed feedback and electro-absorption modulated lasers; and laser illumination sources for 3D sensing systems. It serves customers in telecommunications, data communications, and consumer and industrial markets. The Commercial Lasers segment offers diode-pumped solid-state, fiber, diode, direct-diode, and gas lasers for use in original equipment manufacturer applications. It serves customers in markets and applications, such as sheet metal processing, general manufacturing, biotechnology, graphics and imaging, and remote sensing, as well as in precision machining, such as drilling in printed circuit boards, wafer singulation, glass cutting, and solar cell scribing. Lumentum Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Quadrant 4 Systems Corp. Common Stock Company Profile

Quadrant 4 System Corporation provides cloud based platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service products to the health insurance, media, and education verticals in the United States. Its platforms include QHIX/QBIX, a cloud based health insurance exchange and benefits management platform; QBLITZ, a cloud based digital media platform; and QEDX, a cloud based education platform for K-12 students. The company also offers digital transformation services in the areas of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud; business analytics services; technology consulting services; application life cycle management services; enterprise mobility services, including, consulting and deployment, device management, support, and industry-focused solutions; and managed services, such as cloud hosting, colocation, IT infrastructure, and managed hosting services. Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation markets and sells its services directly. Quadrant 4 System Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. On June 29, 2017, Quadrant 4 System Corporation along with its affiliate filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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