Comparing Viavi Solutions (VIAV) & Yingli Green Energy (YGE)

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Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) and Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Yingli Green Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.8% of Viavi Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Viavi Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Yingli Green Energy and Viavi Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yingli Green Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Viavi Solutions 1 0 8 0 2.78

Yingli Green Energy presently has a consensus price target of $0.25, suggesting a potential upside of ∞. Viavi Solutions has a consensus price target of $12.87, suggesting a potential upside of 5.19%. Given Yingli Green Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Yingli Green Energy is more favorable than Viavi Solutions.

Profitability

This table compares Yingli Green Energy and Viavi Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yingli Green Energy N/A N/A N/A
Viavi Solutions -3.76% 15.82% 5.94%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yingli Green Energy and Viavi Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yingli Green Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Viavi Solutions $880.40 million 3.17 -$46.00 million $0.34 35.97

Yingli Green Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Viavi Solutions.

Summary

Viavi Solutions beats Yingli Green Energy on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, assembles, sells, and installs photovoltaic (PV) products. The company offers polysilicon ingots and blocks, polysilicon wafers, PV cells, PV modules, and integrated PV systems; and develops and operates solar projects. It is also involved in the research, manufacture, sale, and installation of renewable energy products; marketing and sale of PV products and related accessories; and import and export trading activities, as well as invests in renewable energy projects. The company primarily sells its PV modules to distributors, wholesalers, power plant developers and operators, and PV system integrators under the Yingli and Yingli Solar brands in the People's Republic of China, Japan, India, the United States, England, Turkey, France, Germany, England, and internationally. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Baoding, the People's Republic of China.

About Viavi Solutions

Viavi Solutions Inc. provides network test, monitoring, and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, civil government, military, and avionics customers worldwide. The company operates through Network Enablement, Service Enablement, and Optical Security and Performance Products segments. The Network Enablement segment offers testing solutions that access the network to perform build-out and maintenance tasks. This segment provides solutions that include instruments, software, and services to design, build, activate, certify, troubleshoot, and optimize networks. It also offers support and professional services, such as repair, calibration, software support, and technical assistance for the products; and system integration projects, including project management, installation, and implementation, as well as product and technology training, and consulting services. The Service Enablement segment provides embedded systems and enterprise performance management solutions for communication service providers, enterprises, and cloud operators with visibility into network, service, and application data. Its solutions include instruments, microprobes, and software, which monitor, collect, and analyze network data to reveal the actual customer experience and to identify opportunities for new revenue streams and network optimization. The Optical Security and Performance Products segment offers optical products for anti-counterfeiting, government, industrial, automotive, and consumer electronic markets, including 3D sensing applications. The company was formerly known as JDS Uniphase Corporation and changed its name to Viavi Solutions Inc. in August 2015. Viavi Solutions Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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