Contrasting ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) & Xunlei (NASDAQ:XNET)

Xunlei (NASDAQ:XNETGet Free Report) and ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSSGet Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Xunlei and ANSYS’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xunlei $364.91 million 0.26 $14.23 million $0.23 6.48
ANSYS $2.27 billion 13.31 $500.41 million $5.73 60.59

ANSYS has higher revenue and earnings than Xunlei. Xunlei is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ANSYS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Xunlei and ANSYS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xunlei 3.90% 4.48% 3.04%
ANSYS 22.05% 11.83% 8.77%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.1% of Xunlei shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.4% of ANSYS shares are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Xunlei shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of ANSYS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Xunlei and ANSYS, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xunlei 0 0 0 0 N/A
ANSYS 2 6 1 0 1.89

ANSYS has a consensus price target of $322.75, suggesting a potential downside of 7.03%. Given ANSYS’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ANSYS is more favorable than Xunlei.

Risk & Volatility

Xunlei has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ANSYS has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.


ANSYS beats Xunlei on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Xunlei

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Xunlei Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates an Internet platform for digital media content in the People's Republic of China. Its platform is based on cloud technology that enables users to access, store, manage, and consume digital media content. The company offers Xunlei Accelerator, which enables users to accelerate digital transmission over the internet; mobile acceleration plug-in, which provides mobile device users with benefits of download speed acceleration and download success rate improvements; and subscription services that offer users premium services through various products, such as Green Channel. It also provides Mobile Xunlei, a mobile application that allows users to search, download, consume, and store digital media content; Xunlei Media Player, which supports online and offline play of digital media content, as well as simultaneous play of digital media content while it is being transmitted by Xunlei Accelerator; online games through online game website and mobile app; live video streaming and online advertising services; and cloud computing services and products, live streaming services, and other internet value-added services. The company was formerly known as Giganology Limited and changed its name to Xunlei Limited in January 2011. Xunlei Limited was founded in 2003 and is based in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.


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ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services for engineers, designers, researchers, and students in the United States, Japan, Germany, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It offers structural analysis product suite that provides simulation tools for product design and optimization; the Ansys Mechanical product, an element analysis software; LS-DYNA solver for multiphysics simulation; and power analysis and optimization software suite. The company also offers electronics product suite that provides electromagnetic field simulation software for designing electronic and electromechanical products; Ansys High Frequency Structure Simulator product for radio frequency and microwave design; SCADE product suite, a solution for embedded software simulation, code production, and automated certification; fluids product suite that enables modeling of fluid flow and other related physical phenomena; Ansys Fluent computational fluid dynamics software package; Ansys RedHawk-SC for electronic design automation; Ansys Optics software; and mission-simulation, modeling, testing, and analysis software. In addition, it offers Ansys Granta MI system for materials information management; Ansys Granta Selector technology for materials selection and graphical analysis; CES EduPack product, a set of teaching resources; Granta Materials Data for Simulation; Ansys Lumerical product, a photonics simulation software solution; safety-certified embedded software solutions; Discovery product family for use in the simulation of product design; academic product suite for research and teaching settings. ANSYS, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

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