Reviewing Harmonic Inc. (HLIT)’s and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE)’s results

Both Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) are each other’s competitor in the Communication Equipment industry. Thus the compare of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Harmonic Inc. 8 0.97 81.56M -0.21 0.00
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 16 0.97 1.29B 1.01 14.27

Demonstrates Harmonic Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation.


Table 2 shows us Harmonic Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Harmonic Inc. 1,077,410,832.23% -8.4% -3.7%
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 7,827,669,902.91% 1.4% 0.5%

Risk and Volatility

Harmonic Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 8.00% less volatile than S&P 500 due to its 0.92 beta. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company’s 58.00% more volatile than S&P 500 volatility due to the company’s 1.58 beta.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Harmonic Inc. are 1.4 and 1.1 respectively. Its competitor Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company’s Current Ratio is 0.9 and its Quick Ratio is 0.8. Harmonic Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.

Analyst Recommendations

The next table highlights the shown recommendations and ratings for Harmonic Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harmonic Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 0 4 2 2.33

The upside potential is 11.66% for Harmonic Inc. with average target price of $9. Competitively the average target price of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is $16.57, which is potential 4.67% upside. Based on the analysts opinion we can conclude, Harmonic Inc. is looking more favorable than Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Roughly 89.5% of Harmonic Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 84.7% of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company are owned by institutional investors. About 3.3% of Harmonic Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Insiders Competitively, held 0.1% of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares.


Here are 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)
Harmonic Inc. -4.96% 35.82% 33.87% 44.77% 58.1% 58.26%
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company -2.51% -5.09% -8.99% -7.41% -6.99% 8.78%

For the past year Harmonic Inc. has stronger performance than Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company


On 8 of the 12 factors Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company beats Harmonic Inc.

Harmonic Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells video infrastructure products and system solutions worldwide. Its products enable customers to create, prepare, and deliver a range of video and broadband services to consumer devices, including televisions, personal computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. The company operates in two segments, Video and Cable Edge. The Video segment sells video processing, and production and playout solutions and services to cable operators and satellite and telecommunications Pay-TV service providers, and to broadcast and media companies, including streaming new media companies. Its video processing solutions include network management and application software, and hardware products, such as broadcast and distribution encoders, contribution encoders, multiscreen transcoders and stream processing products, content preparation and delivery for multiscreen applications, decoders and descramblers, and management and control tools. This segmentÂ’s video production platforms consist of video-optimized storage and content management applications, which provide broadcast and media companies with file-based infrastructure to support video content production activities, such as editing, post-production, and finishing; and video playout solutions, including media orchestration software that are based on scalable video servers used by broadcast and media companies to create and playout television channels. The Cable Edge segment offers cable edge solutions and related services, including Narrowcast Services Gateway products primarily to cable operators; and software-based CCAP solution. The company also provides technical support and professional services, such as program management, technical design and planning, building and site preparation, integration and equipment installation, end-to-end system testing, and training. Harmonic Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides technology solutions to business and public sector enterprises. It operates through Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, and Financial Services segments. The Enterprise Group segment offers industry standard servers and mission-critical servers to address the array of its customers' computing needs; converged storage solutions, including 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, all-flash arrays, and software defined and StoreVirtual products; wireless local area network equipment, mobility and security software, switches, routers, and network management products; and support and technology consulting services. The Software segment offers software to capture, store, explore, analyze, protect, and share information and insights within and outside organizations; HP Vertica, an analytics database technology for machine, structured, and semi-structured data; and HP IDOL, an analytics tool for human information, as well as solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance, and enterprise content management. This segment also provides application delivery management, enterprise security, and IT operations management software products. The Enterprise Services segment offers technology consulting, outsourcing, and support services in infrastructure, applications, and business process domains within traditional and strategic enterprise service (SES) offerings, which include analytics and data management, security, and cloud services. The Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, IT consumption and utility programs, and asset management services. The company markets and sells its products through resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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