Direct comparison: CEVA (NASDAQ: CEVA) and oblong (NYSE: OBLG)

CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA – Get Rating) and Oblong (NYSE:OBLG – Get Rating) are both small-cap IT and technology companies, but which business is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.7% of CEVA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% of Oblong’s shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of CEVA shares are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 4.0% of Oblong’s shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of CEVA and Oblong.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
THIS WILL 0.32% 1.15% 0.97%
Oblong -125.57% -48.24% -39.92%

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for CEVA and Oblong, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
THIS WILL 0 0 5 0 3.00
Oblong 0 0 1 0 3.00

CEVA currently has a consensus price target of $62.60, indicating upside potential of 73.94%. Oblong has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 964.06%. Given Oblong’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly believe that Oblong is more favorable than CEVA.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of CEVA and Oblong.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
THIS WILL $122.71 million 6.80 $400,000.00 $0.01 3,599.00
Oblong $7.74 million 1.87 -9.05 million dollars ($0.42) -1.12

CEVA has higher revenues and profits than Oblong. Oblong trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CEVA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

CEVA has a beta of 1.04, which suggests its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Oblong has a beta of 2.2, which suggests its stock price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500.


CEVA beats Oblong on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CEVA (Get a rating)

CEVA, Inc. operates as a licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies to semiconductor and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies worldwide. It designs and licenses various digital signal processors, AI processors, wireless platforms and complementary software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, voice input and intelligence. artificial (AI). The company licenses a range of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, as well as integrated IP solutions, including DSP-based platforms for 5G baseband processing in mobile, IoT and internet. infrastructure; imaging and computer vision for any device equipped with a camera; audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets; sensor fusion software and inertial measurement unit solutions for hearing aids, wearables, AR/VR, PC, robotics, remote controls and IoT; and Wireless IoT for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 4/5/6/6E, Ultra Wideband (UWB) and NB-IoT. Its technologies are licensed to companies that design, manufacture, market and sell application-specific integrated circuits and standard application-specific products to mobile, consumer, automotive, robotic, industrial, aerospace and defense companies. , and IoT for incorporation into various end-use applications. some products. The company provides its DSP cores, platforms and AI processors as a hardware description language definition; and offers development platforms, software development kits, and software debugging tools that facilitate system software design, debugging, and development. The company licenses its technology through a direct sales force. The company was formerly known as ParthusCeva, Inc. and changed its name to CEVA, Inc. in December 2003. CEVA, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

About Oblong (Get a rating)

oblong logoOblong Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides multi-stream collaboration technologies and managed services for video collaboration and network applications in the United States and around the world. The Company operates through two segments, Collaboration Products and Managed Services. Its flagship product is Mezzanine which enables visual collaboration across multiple users, multiple displays, multiple devices, and multiple locations for video telepresence, laptop and application sharing, whiteboard sharing, and slide applications. The company also provides managed video conferencing services; and remote service management, which provides an overlay to enterprise information technology and channel partner support organizations, as well as support and management services for customers’ video environments. In addition, it offers network services including Cloud Connect: Video which allows its customers to outsource the management of their video traffic to them and provides the customer’s offices with a secure and dedicated video network connection to the Oblong Cloud for video communications; Cloud Connect: Converge, which offers customized multi-protocol label switching solutions; and Cloud Connect: Cross Connect which allows the customer to leverage the existing carrier for the extension of a Layer 2 private line to their data center. Additionally, it provides professional services, such as software development, visual and interactive design, engineering, and project support services; and resells video equipment to its customers. Oblong Inc. is based in Conifer, Colorado.

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