Reviewing Optical Cable Corporation (OCC)’s and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (NASDAQ:publ)’s results

Since Optical Cable Corporation (NASDAQ:OCC) and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (NASDAQ:publ) are part of the Communication Equipment industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation of both companies.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Optical Cable Corporation 87.03M 0.41 1.83M 0.32 16.97
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) N/A 0.00 N/A -0.21 0.00

Table 1 highlights Optical Cable Corporation and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 shows the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Optical Cable Corporation -2.10% 4.2% 2.3%
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) 0.00% -26.2% -9.4%

Volatility & Risk

Optical Cable Corporation has a 0.67 beta, while its volatility is 33.00% which is less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. From a competition point of view, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) has a 0.53 beta which is 47.00% less volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500.


The current Quick Ratio of Optical Cable Corporation is 1.9 while its Current Ratio is 4.4. Meanwhile, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) has a Current Ratio of 1.5 while its Quick Ratio is 1.2. Optical Cable Corporation is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ).


Optical Cable Corporation pays out its dividends annually at $0.02 per share and 0.42% dividend yield. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) offers an annual dividend of $0.11 per share, bundled with 1.16% dividend yield.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Optical Cable Corporation and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 15.6% and 0%. Optical Cable Corporation’s share owned by insiders are 16.5%. On the other hand, insiders owned about 0.9% of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)’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)
Optical Cable Corporation 4.58% 51.8% 22.32% 43.46% 130.74% 43.83%
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) 0.76% 3.82% 9.47% 8.06% 42.75% 4.28%

For the past year Optical Cable Corporation’s stock price has bigger growth than Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ).


On 8 of the 12 factors Optical Cable Corporation beats Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ).

Optical Cable Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fiber optic and copper data communications cabling and connectivity solutions for the enterprise market in the United States and internationally. The company provides fiber optic cables for high bandwidth transmission of data, video, and voice communications; and copper datacom cables, including unshielded and shielded twisted pair. It also offers fiber optic connectivity products, including fiber optic wall mounts, cabinet mount and rack mount enclosures, pre-terminated fiber optic enclosures, fiber optic connectors, splice trays, fiber optic jumpers, plug and play cassette modules, pre-terminated fiber optic cable assemblies, adapters, and accessories. In addition, the company provides copper connectivity products comprising category compliant patch panels, jacks, plugs, patch cords, faceplates, surface mounted boxes, distribution and multi-media boxes, copper rack mount and wall mount enclosures, cable assemblies, cable organizers, and other wiring products for datacenter, telecommunications closet, equipment room, and workstation applications. Further, it offers network, data storage, and telecommunications management systems, such as data cabinets, wall-mount enclosures, cable management systems, and open frame relay racks for commercial and residential use; and datacom wiring products, such as various enclosures, modules, and modular outlets for single dwelling and multiple dwelling residential uses. Additionally, the company provides specialty fiber optic connectors and connectivity components, ruggedized copper datacom connectors, and related systems and solutions for military and harsh environment applications. It sells its products to distributors, original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, and end-users. Optical Cable Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) provides information and communications technology solutions for networks, IT and cloud, and media markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Networks, Global Services, and Support Solutions. The Networks segment delivers products and solutions for mobile access, Internet protocol (IP) and transmission networks, core networks, and cloud. It offers radio access solutions; IP routing and transport solutions; microwave and optical transmission solutions for mobile and fixed networks; IP multimedia subsystem solutions; a cloud platform that handles workloads for various clouds; and telecom, IT, and commercial cloud services. The Global Services segment delivers managed services, including services for designing, building, operating, and managing the day-to-day operations of the customerÂ’s network or solutions; maintenance services; network sharing solutions; shared solutions; and managed services of IT environments. It also offers product-related services, consulting and systems integration services, and broadcast services for industry-specific solutions, primarily in the areas of utilities, transport, and public safety. The Support Solutions segment provides software suites for operators, such as operations support systems, business support systems, television and media solutions, and M-commerce solutions for money transfer. The company has a strategic partnership with Net Insight AB (publ) to offer end-to-end media contribution solutions to the broadcast industry. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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