Identiv (NASDAQ: INVE) is one of 22 public companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Identiv to similar companies based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Identiv has a beta of -0.5, indicating that its stock price is 150% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Identiv’s rivals have a beta of 0.91, indicating that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Identiv and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Identiv -7.53% -50.00% -8.36%
Identiv Competitors -46.45% -19.80% -8.97%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.4% of Identiv shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.6% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.3% of Identiv shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Identiv and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Identiv $58.44 million $208,000.00 -11.53
Identiv Competitors $1.18 billion $50.74 million -40.49

Identiv’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Identiv. Identiv is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Identiv and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Identiv 0 1 1 0 2.50
Identiv Competitors 107 331 453 21 2.43

Identiv presently has a consensus target price of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 94.06%. All “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 26.54%. Given Identiv’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Identiv is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Identiv rivals beat Identiv on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Identiv

Identiv, Inc. is a global security technology company. The Company operates through four segments: Physical access control systems (PACS), Identity, Credentials and All Other. PACS segment provides solutions and services that enable the issuance, management and use of secure identity credentials in diverse markets. PACS business offers Hirsch line of controllers, including the advanced MX line, Hirsch’s Velocity management software and its Identiv connected physical access manager software, EDGE controller and reader package. Identity segment offers products to secure enterprise information, including login and printers through delivery of smart card reader products and identity management through its idOnDemand service. Credentials segment offers access cards, radio frequency identification (RFID) and near field communication products, including cards, labels, tags and stickers, as well as RF components. All Other segment includes products, such as Chipdrive and Digital Media readers.

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