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Expert Jonathan Cartu Claims – Reviewing NETGEAR Inc. (NTGR)’s and ClearOne Inc….

Expert Jonathan Cartu Claims – Reviewing NETGEAR Inc. (NTGR)’s and ClearOne Inc….

This is therefore a comparing of the institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations in NETGEAR Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) and ClearOne Inc. (NASDAQ:CLRO). The two are both Communication Equipment companies that compete with one another.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NETGEAR Inc. 32 1.01 N/A 1.60 21.10
ClearOne Inc. 2 1.46 N/A -1.86 0.00

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for NETGEAR Inc. and ClearOne Inc.


Table 2 provides us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NETGEAR Inc. 0.00% -1.3% -0.8%
ClearOne Inc. 0.00% -34.1% -30%

Volatility & Risk

A 1.84 beta indicates that NETGEAR Inc. is 84.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500. ClearOne Inc.’s 1.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.01 beta.


NETGEAR Inc.’s Current Ratio is 2.7 while its Quick Ratio is 1.8. On the competitive side is, ClearOne Inc. which has a 5.6 Current Ratio and a 3.1 Quick Ratio. ClearOne Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to NETGEAR Inc.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is given NETGEAR Inc. and ClearOne Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
NETGEAR Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
ClearOne Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

NETGEAR Inc.’s upside potential is 20.05% at a $40 consensus price target.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

NETGEAR Inc. and ClearOne Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 0% and 5.3%. Insiders held 2.2% of NETGEAR Inc. shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 49.3% of ClearOne Inc.’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
NETGEAR Inc. 19.27% 30.64% 10.08% -12.19% -17.3% 4.91%
ClearOne Inc. 6.93% -3.14% 1.86% 7.46% -37.39% 72.8%

For the past year NETGEAR Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than ClearOne Inc.


NETGEAR Inc. beats on 6 of the 9 factors ClearOne Inc.

NETGEAR, Inc. designs, develops, and markets innovative networking solutions and smart connected products for consumers, businesses, and service providers. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Commercial, and Service Provider. The Retail segment offers home WiFi networking solutions and smart connected products. The Commercial segment provides business networking, storage, and security solutions. The Service Provider segment offers made-to-order home networking hardware and software solutions, including 4G LTE hotspots sold to service providers for sale to their subscribers. The company also offers commercial business networking products, such as Ethernet switches, wireless controllers and access points, Internet security appliances, and unified storage products; broadband access products, including broadband modems, WiFi gateways, and WiFi hotspots; and smart home/Internet-of-Things connectivity and products comprising WiFi routers and home WiFi system, WiFi range extenders, powerline adapters and bridges, remote video security systems, and WiFi network adapters. It markets and sells its products through traditional retailers, online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value-added resellers, and broadband service providers worldwide. NETGEAR, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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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