Critical Survey: Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA) & Teledyne Technologies (TDY)
Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and Teledyne Technologies (NYSE:TDY) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.0% of Zebra Technologies Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.2% of Teledyne Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Zebra Technologies Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Teledyne Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Zebra Technologies Corporation and Teledyne Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Zebra Technologies Corporation||-1.14%||38.88%||6.68%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Zebra Technologies Corporation and Teledyne Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Zebra Technologies Corporation||0||4||4||0||2.50|
Zebra Technologies Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $101.17, suggesting a potential upside of 0.41%. Teledyne Technologies has a consensus target price of $153.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.01%. Given Teledyne Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Teledyne Technologies is more favorable than Zebra Technologies Corporation.
Risk & Volatility
Zebra Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.61, suggesting that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teledyne Technologies has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Zebra Technologies Corporation and Teledyne Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Zebra Technologies Corporation||$3.61 billion||1.48||$613.00 million||($0.79)||-127.53|
|Teledyne Technologies||$2.32 billion||2.27||$420.20 million||$5.44||27.39|
Zebra Technologies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Teledyne Technologies. Zebra Technologies Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Teledyne Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Teledyne Technologies beats Zebra Technologies Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Zebra Technologies Corporation
Zebra Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures and sells a range of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) products. The Company’s AIDC products include mobile computers, barcode scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, wireless local area network (WLAN) products, specialty printers for barcode labeling and personal identification, real-time location systems (RTLS), related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables, and utilities and application software. The Company operates through two segments: Enterprise, which comprises its mobile computing, data capture, RFID and WLAN products, and services, and Legacy Zebra, which comprises barcode and card printing, location solutions, supplies and services. The Company’s products are used in automatic identification (auto ID), data collection and personal identification applications.
About Teledyne Technologies
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets. The Company’s segments include Instrumentation, Digital Imaging, Aerospace and Defense Electronics, and Engineered Systems. Instrumentation segment provides monitoring and control instruments for marine, environmental, industrial and other applications, as well as electronic test and measurement equipment. Digital Imaging segment includes sensors, cameras and systems, within the visible, infrared, ultraviolet and X-ray spectra. Aerospace and Defense Electronics segment provides electronic components and subsystems and communications products, including defense electronics. Engineered Systems segment provides systems engineering and integration and technology development, as well as manufacturing solutions.
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