Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and API Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ATNY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitabiliy, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Zebra Technologies Corporation and API Technologies Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zebra Technologies Corporation -2.98% 37.96% 6.41%
API Technologies Corp -11.81% -30.24% -7.58%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.1% of Zebra Technologies Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Zebra Technologies Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Zebra Technologies Corporation and API Technologies Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zebra Technologies Corporation $3.59 billion 1.50 $602.00 million ($2.06) -49.51
API Technologies Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Zebra Technologies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than API Technologies Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Zebra Technologies Corporation and API Technologies Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zebra Technologies Corporation 0 5 4 0 2.44
API Technologies Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Zebra Technologies Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $96.83, suggesting a potential downside of 5.07%. Given Zebra Technologies Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Zebra Technologies Corporation is more favorable than API Technologies Corp.

Summary

Zebra Technologies Corporation beats API Technologies Corp on 8 of the 8 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 API Technologies Corp

API Technologies Corp. (API) is engaged in providing radio frequency (RF) microwave, microelectronic, power and security solutions. The Company offers a range of RF, microwave, millimeter wave and microelectronics products ranging from components to complete system solutions. The Company operates through three segments. The Systems, Subsystems & Components (SSC) segment’s products include RF, microwave and millimeter wave products; microcircuits and microelectronics; electromagnetic integrated solutions, and power solutions. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment offers electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for defense, commercial and medical customers. The Secure Systems & Information Assurance (SSIA) segment develops and offers various secure network and hardware solutions, including TEMPEST and Emanation Security, ruggedized systems, secure access, information assurance products, as well as TEMPEST certification.

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