Identiv (NASDAQ: INVE) is one of 24 public companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Identiv to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Identiv $58.44 million $208,000.00 -11.42
Identiv Competitors $1.21 billion $52.42 million -45.43

Identiv’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Identiv. Identiv 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.

Profitability

This table compares Identiv and its competitors’ 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 -41.15% -17.30% -7.73%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.4% of Identiv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.5% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.3% of Identiv shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Identiv has a beta of -0.6, indicating that its stock price is 160% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Identiv’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Identiv and its competitors, 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 49 248 424 13 2.55

Identiv currently has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 95.85%. As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 14.23%. Given Identiv’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Identiv is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Identiv competitors beat Identiv on 10 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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