Ability Inc. (ABIL) and FTE Networks Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:FTNW) Contrasting side by side

Both Ability Inc. (NASDAQ:ABIL) and FTE Networks Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:FTNW) are each other’s competitor in the Communication Equipment industry. Thus the contrast of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ability Inc. 2.38M 5.94 8.00M -3.13 0.00
FTE Networks Inc. 372.28M 0.06 49.34M -8.73 0.00

Demonstrates Ability Inc. and FTE Networks Inc. earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation.


Table 2 demonstrates the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of Ability Inc. and FTE Networks Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ability Inc. -336.13% 276.8% -43.9%
FTE Networks Inc. -13.25% 0% -29.8%


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Ability Inc. are 0.8 and 0.8 respectively. Its competitor FTE Networks Inc.’s Current Ratio is 0.7 and its Quick Ratio is 0.7. Ability Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than FTE Networks Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Ability Inc. and FTE Networks Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 8.9% and 13.7%. Ability Inc.’s share held by insiders are 33.19%. Competitively, insiders own roughly 13.1% of FTE Networks Inc.’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)
Ability Inc. -3.74% -14.29% -36.84% -54.75% -52.51% -5.26%
FTE Networks Inc. 104.59% 8.25% -60.39% -82.47% -91.08% -4.7%

For the past year Ability Inc. was more bearish than FTE Networks Inc.

Ability Inc. provides interception, geolocation, and cyber intelligence products and solutions for security and intelligence agencies, military forces, law enforcement agencies, and homeland security agencies worldwide. It specializes in off-air interception of voice, SMS, and data communication from cellular and satellite communication networks; and deciphering solutions for cellular and satellite communications. The company offers strategic and tactical cellular interception systems for intercepting mobile phone traffic and tracking mobile phone users; and satellite interception systems. It also provides geolocation systems to geographically target mobile phones; and cyber solutions that enable the user to extract and view information from mobile phones. Ability Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

FTE Networks, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an international networking infrastructure solutions company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Telecommunications and Staffing segments. It designs, builds, and supports telecommunications and technology systems, and provides infrastructure services. The company also offers engineering consulting, design, installation, maintenance, and emergency response services in various categories, such as cabling, equipment installation and configuration, rack and stack, wiring build-outs, infrastructure build-outs, DC power installation, outside plant operations/inside plant operations fiber placement, and fiber cable splicing and testing. In addition, it provides wireless solutions to various wireless carriers, including equipment installation, fiber backhaul, antennae installation and testing, small cell solutions, and fiber-to-site and other turnkey solutions. Further, the company offers staffing solutions primarily for the telecommunications, technology, and construction services industries; and construction management services. It serves customers in the wireline and wireless telecommunications industry, as well as technology providers and integrators; cable television multiple system operators; and corporations, and state and local governments. FTE Networks, Inc. is headquartered in Naples, Florida.