OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS) and InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for OSI Systems and InvenSense, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OSI Systems 0 0 5 0 3.00
InvenSense 0 4 3 0 2.43

OSI Systems currently has a consensus target price of $87.20, indicating a potential upside of 11.84%. InvenSense has a consensus target price of $11.14, indicating a potential downside of 14.22%. Given OSI Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe OSI Systems is more favorable than InvenSense.

Profitability

This table compares OSI Systems and InvenSense’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OSI Systems 2.73% 9.04% 4.17%
InvenSense -20.65% -18.29% -11.24%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.5% of InvenSense shares are held by institutional investors. 7.5% of OSI Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of InvenSense shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares OSI Systems and InvenSense’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OSI Systems $930.02 million 1.57 $117.25 million $1.30 59.98
InvenSense N/A N/A N/A ($0.58) -22.40

OSI Systems has higher revenue and earnings than InvenSense. InvenSense is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than OSI Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

OSI Systems has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InvenSense has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

OSI Systems beats InvenSense on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

OSI Systems Company Profile

OSI Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications. The Company sells its products and provides related services in diversified markets, including homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace. The Company operates in three segments, which include Security, which provides security and inspection systems, turnkey security screening solutions and related services; Healthcare, which provides patient monitoring, diagnostic cardiology, anesthesia delivery and ventilation systems and defibrillators, and Optoelectronics and Manufacturing, which provides electronic components and electronic manufacturing services for the Security and Healthcare divisions, as well as to external original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and end users for applications in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial markets, among others.

InvenSense Company Profile

InvenSense, Inc. (InvenSense) is engaged in designing, developing, marketing and selling of sensor system-on-chip (SoC), including accelerometers, gyroscopes and microphones for the mobile, wearable, smart home, gaming, industrial and automotive market segments. The Company delivers solutions based on its motion and sound technology; focused on solutions, such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, console and portable video gaming devices, digital television and set-top box remote controls, fitness accessories, sports equipment, digital still cameras, automobiles, ultra-books, laptops, hearing aids, stabilization systems, tools, navigation devices, remote controlled toys and other household consumer and industrial devices. Its motion solutions detect and track an object’s motion in three-dimensional space.

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