Reviewing Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH)’s and ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS)’s results

Both Quarterhill Inc. (NASDAQ:QTRH) and ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) compete on a level playing field in the Communication Equipment industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Quarterhill Inc. 77.40M 1.85 49.12M -0.35 0.00
ARRIS International plc 6.74B 0.82 113.74M 0.63 49.95

Table 1 demonstrates Quarterhill Inc. and ARRIS International plc’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quarterhill Inc. -63.46% 0% 0%
ARRIS International plc 1.69% 4% 1.7%


Quarterhill Inc. pays out its dividends annually at $0.04 per share and 3.11% dividend yield. ARRIS International plc does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

Quarterhill Inc. and ARRIS International plc Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quarterhill Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
ARRIS International plc 0 2 1 2.33

ARRIS International plc on the other hand boasts of a $30.42 average target price and a -3.98% potential downside.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Quarterhill Inc. and ARRIS International plc has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 28.83% and 85.8%. About 2.69% of Quarterhill Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. On the other hand, insiders owned about 0.7% of ARRIS International plc?s shares.


In this table we provide 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)
Quarterhill Inc. -1.4% 4.47% -5.55% -30.78% -35.22% 2.35%
ARRIS International plc -0.06% 0.89% 2.49% 20.33% 23.66% 3.6%

For the past year Quarterhill Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than ARRIS International plc.


On 11 of the 13 factors ARRIS International plc beats Quarterhill Inc.

Quarterhill Inc., an intellectual property licensing company, develops, acquires, and licenses various patented technologies. The company licenses its patents to companies that sell products utilizing a range of technologies, including Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE, CDMA, DSL, DOCSIS, Bluetooth, V-Chip, and 3D television, as well as automotive headlight assemblies, semiconductor manufacturing and packaging, medical stent, video streaming, CMOS image sensors, building automation, computer gaming, smart meter monitoring, and LED lighting. It also manages the intellectual property of third party inventors. The company’s technologies are used in products in the communications and consumer electronics, medical, industrial, semiconductor, automotive, and aerospace markets. It licenses its intellectual property to approximately 290 companies worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wi-LAN Inc. and changed its name to Quarterhill Inc. in June 2017. Quarterhill Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

ARRIS International plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and wireless connectivity or other wired connectivity products that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides cable modem termination system, converged cable access platform, passive optical network, service provider and programmer equipment, Ad insertion technologies, and equipment in the ground or on transmission poles, as well as equipment used to initiate the distribution of content-carrying signals. This segment also offers technical support, professional services, and systems integration capabilities; software products that enable providers to deliver content and advertising services; network management products that collect information from the broadband network; and customer experience management solutions, as well as network surveillance and issue correlation software and services. The company was formerly known as ARRIS Group, Inc. and changed its name to ARRIS International plc in January 2016. ARRIS International plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.