Synnex Corporation (NYSE: SNX) and Identiv (NASDAQ:INVE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Synnex Corporation has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Identiv has a beta of -0.56, suggesting that its stock price is 156% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.7% of Synnex Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.7% of Identiv shares are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Synnex Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of Identiv shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Synnex Corporation and Identiv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synnex Corporation 1.86% 16.29% 6.35%
Identiv -9.56% -128.41% -12.95%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Synnex Corporation and Identiv’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synnex Corporation $15.01 billion 0.32 $603.29 million $6.97 17.32
Identiv $57.08 million 1.11 -$990,000.00 ($0.50) -11.32

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


Synnex Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Identiv does not pay a dividend. Synnex Corporation pays out 14.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Synnex Corporation and Identiv, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synnex Corporation 0 2 2 1 2.80
Identiv 0 1 0 0 2.00

Synnex Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $129.25, suggesting a potential upside of 7.05%. Identiv has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.67%. Given Identiv’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Identiv is more favorable than Synnex Corporation.


Synnex Corporation beats Identiv on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Synnex Corporation Company Profile

Synnex Corporation is a business process services company. The Company provides a range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry and providing outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy. The Company operates in two segments: Technology Solutions and Concentrix. The Company’s Technology Solutions segment distributes peripherals, information technology (IT) systems, including data center server and storage solutions, system components, software, networking/communications/security equipment, and consumer electronics (CE) and complementary products. Within its Technology Solutions segment, the Company also provides systems design and integration solutions. The Company’s Concentrix segment offers a portfolio of solutions and end-to-end business services focused on customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation.

Identiv Company Profile

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.

Receive News & Ratings for Synnex Corporation Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Synnex Corporation and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.