IEC Electronics Corp (NYSE: IEC) and Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares IEC Electronics Corp and Universal Display Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IEC Electronics Corp 3.04% 24.24% 6.33%
Universal Display Corporation 31.15% 14.90% 12.72%

Dividends

Universal Display Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. IEC Electronics Corp does not pay a dividend. Universal Display Corporation pays out 6.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for IEC Electronics Corp and Universal Display Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IEC Electronics Corp 0 1 2 0 2.67
Universal Display Corporation 0 5 6 0 2.55

IEC Electronics Corp currently has a consensus target price of $5.10, indicating a potential upside of 6.25%. Universal Display Corporation has a consensus target price of $119.25, indicating a potential downside of 11.40%. Given IEC Electronics Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe IEC Electronics Corp is more favorable than Universal Display Corporation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IEC Electronics Corp and Universal Display Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IEC Electronics Corp $97.25 million 0.51 $3.44 million N/A N/A
Universal Display Corporation $262.87 million 24.08 $131.26 million $1.73 77.80

Universal Display Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than IEC Electronics Corp.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.1% of Universal Display Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Universal Display Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Universal Display Corporation beats IEC Electronics Corp on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

IEC Electronics Corp Company Profile

IEC Electronics Corp. provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to a range of technology companies that produce life-saving and mission critical products for the medical, industrial, aerospace and defense sectors. The Company specializes in delivering technical solutions for the custom manufacture of full system assemblies by providing on-site analytical testing laboratories, custom design and test engineering services combined with an array of manufacturing services encompassing electronics, interconnect solutions and precision metalworking. It offers its customers a range of manufacturing services, combined with scientific technical support to ensure their products perform for the critical applications they are intended for. Its products are distributed to and through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its capabilities include design and test development, analysis and testing laboratory, custom functional test design and component risk mitigation.

Universal Display Corporation Company Profile

Universal Display Corporation is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED), technologies and materials for use in display and solid-state lighting applications. The Company also supplies its OLED materials to manufacturers of OLED displays and lighting products for evaluation and for use in product development and for pre-commercial activities, and it also provides technical assistance and support to these manufacturers. The Company has produced and sold phosphorescent emitter materials that produce red, yellow, green and light-blue light, which are combined in various ways for the display and lighting markets. It has also developed host materials for the emissive layer. The Company is a supplier of phosphorescent emitter materials to OLED product manufacturers. Phosphorescent OLEDs utilize specialized materials and device structures that allow OLEDs to emit light through a process known as phosphorescence.

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