Financial analysis of Alpine 4 (OTCMKTS: ALPP) and Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE)

Alpine 4 (OTCMKTS:ALPP – Get Rating) and Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE – Get Rating) are both multi-industry conglomerates, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Alpine 4 and Lumentum.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Alpine 4 $33.45 million 5.26 -$5.63 million N / A N / A
Lumentum $1.74 billion 3.68 $397.30 million $4.96 17.89

Lumentum has higher revenue and profit than Alpine 4.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Alpine 4 and Lumentum, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Alpine 4 0 0 0 0 N / A
Lumentum 0 2 13 0 2.87

Lumentum has a consensus price target of $108.07, indicating a potential upside of 21.81%. Considering the higher possible upside of Lumentum, analysts clearly believe that Lumentum is more favorable than Alpine 4.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.9% of Alpine 4 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.7% of Lumentum shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of Alpine 4 shares are held by company insiders. By comparison, 0.3% of Lumentum’s shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Alpine 4 and Lumentum.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Alpine 4 -18.48% -33.18% -14.04%
Lumentum 22.57% 17.82% 10.04%


Lumentum beats Alpine 4 out of 8 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alpine 4 Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

Alpine 4 Holdings, Inc., a technology holding company, provides contract electronics manufacturing solutions in the United States. The Company also offers automotive technologies, including 6th Sense Auto, a connected car technology that provides various benefits to management, sales, finance and service departments in the automotive dealership industry to improve productivity, profitability and customer loyalty; and BrakeActive, a safety feature that enhances the ability of the vehicle’s third brake light to reduce or prevent a rear-end collision. In addition, it supplies fabricated metal parts, assemblies and sub-assemblies to original equipment manufacturers; and designs, manufactures and installs dust collectors, commercial ductwork, range hoods, industrial ventilation systems, machine guards, architectural work, water and other furnaces, and specialty spiral duct work. The company was previously known as Alpine 4 Technologies, Ltd. and changed its name to Alpine 4 Holdings, Inc. in March 2021. Alpine 4 Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lumentum Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

Lumentum Holdings, Inc. is engaged in providing optical and photonic products. It operates through Optical Communications (OpComms) and Commercial Lasers segments. The OpComms segment includes a range of components, modules and subsystems to support customers, including carrier networks access (local), metro (intracity), long distance (city-to-city and within the world) and underwater (underwater) applications. The Commercial Lasers segment focuses on serving customers in markets and applications such as sheet metal processing, general manufacturing, biotechnology, graphics and imaging, remote sensing and precision machining such as drilling in circuit boards, wafer separation, glass cutting and solar cell. tracing. The company was founded on February 10, 2015 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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Sarah J. Greer