Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Immersion Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Immersion Corporation has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Immersion Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.91, meaning that their average share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Immersion Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Immersion Corporation -113.47% -43.56% -22.98%
Immersion Corporation Competitors -43.09% -20.32% -8.53%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.4% of Immersion Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.5% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of Immersion Corporation 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, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Immersion Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Immersion Corporation $51.85 million -$17.43 million -4.02
Immersion Corporation Competitors $1.24 billion $53.00 million -43.54

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Immersion Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Immersion Corporation 0 1 4 0 2.80
Immersion Corporation Competitors 107 338 458 21 2.43

Immersion Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $10.75, suggesting a potential upside of 31.58%. As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 18.84%. Given Immersion Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Immersion Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Immersion Corporation competitors beat Immersion Corporation on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Immersion Corporation Company Profile

Immersion Corporation is a licensing company focused on the creation, design, development and licensing of haptic technologies that allow people to use their sense of touch when operating digital devices. The Company develops, licenses and supports a range of software and intellectual property (IP). It is focused on the markets, including mobile devices, wearables, consumer, mobile entertainment and other content; console gaming; automotive; medical, and commercial. It provides advanced tactile software, related tools and technical assistance to certain customers, and offers licenses to its patented IP to other customers. Its licenses enable customers to deploy haptically-enabled devices, content and other offerings, which they sell under own brand names. It holds patents, covering digital technologies and including ways in which touch-related technology can be incorporated into and between hardware products and components, systems software, application software, and digital content.

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