Financial Review: Bel Fuse (BELFB) versus Bel Fuse (BELFA)

Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFB) and Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

Bel Fuse pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Bel Fuse pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%.

Risk and Volatility

Bel Fuse has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bel Fuse has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Bel Fuse and Bel Fuse, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bel Fuse 0 0 1 0 3.00
Bel Fuse 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bel Fuse currently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 24.53%. Given Bel Fuse’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Bel Fuse is more favorable than Bel Fuse.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bel Fuse and Bel Fuse’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bel Fuse $491.61 million 0.63 -$11.89 million N/A N/A
Bel Fuse $491.61 million 0.54 -$11.89 million N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.8% of Bel Fuse shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.2% of Bel Fuse shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Bel Fuse shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of Bel Fuse shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Bel Fuse and Bel Fuse’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bel Fuse -0.78% 8.59% 3.23%
Bel Fuse -0.78% 8.59% 3.23%

Summary

Bel Fuse beats Bel Fuse on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bel Fuse Company Profile

Bel Fuse Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells products that are used in the networking, telecommunication, high-speed data transmission, commercial aerospace, military, broadcasting, transportation, and consumer electronic industries in North America, Asia, and Europe. It offers magnetic products, such as integrated connector modules; power transformers; SMD power inductors and SMPS transformers; and telecom discrete components. The company also provides power solutions and protection products comprising front-end power supplies; board-mount power products; industrial power products; module products; and circuit protection products. In addition, it offers expanded beam fiber optic connectors, cable assemblies, and active optical devices; copper-based connectors/cable assemblies; radio frequency connectors, cable assemblies, microwave devices, and low loss cables; and RJ connectors and cable assemblies. The company sells its products under the Bel, TRP Connector, MagJack, Signal, Bel Power Solutions, Power-One, Melcher, Stratos, Fibreco, Cinch, Johnson, Trompeter, Midwest Microwave, Semflex, and Stewart Connector brands through direct strategic account managers, regional sales managers working with independent sales representative organizations, and authorized distributors. Bel Fuse Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Bel Fuse Company Profile

Bel Fuse Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells products that are used in the networking, telecommunication, high-speed data transmission, commercial aerospace, military, broadcasting, transportation, and consumer electronic industries in North America, Asia, and Europe. It offers magnetic products, such as integrated connector modules; power transformers; SMD power inductors and SMPS transformers; and telecom discrete components. The company also provides power solutions and protection products comprising front-end power supplies; board-mount power products; industrial power products; module products; and circuit protection products. In addition, it offers expanded beam fiber optic connectors, cable assemblies, and active optical devices; copper-based connectors/cable assemblies; radio frequency connectors, cable assemblies, microwave devices, and low loss cables; and RJ connectors and cable assemblies. The company sells its products under the Bel, TRP Connector, MagJack, Signal, Bel Power Solutions, Power-One, Melcher, Stratos, Fibreco, Cinch, Johnson, Trompeter, Midwest Microwave, Semflex, and Stewart Connector brands through direct strategic account managers, regional sales managers working with independent sales representative organizations, and authorized distributors. Bel Fuse Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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