NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) and Chyronhego Corp (NASDAQ:CHYR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitabiliy.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.8% of NETGEAR shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of NETGEAR shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for NETGEAR and Chyronhego Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NETGEAR 1 2 4 0 2.43
Chyronhego Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

NETGEAR currently has a consensus price target of $63.00, indicating a potential upside of 42.86%. Given NETGEAR’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe NETGEAR is more favorable than Chyronhego Corp.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NETGEAR and Chyronhego Corp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NETGEAR $1.34 billion 1.07 $143.73 million $2.22 19.86
Chyronhego Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NETGEAR has higher revenue and earnings than Chyronhego Corp.

Profitability

This table compares NETGEAR and Chyronhego Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NETGEAR 5.61% 11.30% 7.90%
Chyronhego Corp -15.96% -37.47% -17.21%

Summary

NETGEAR beats Chyronhego Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NETGEAR

NETGEAR, Inc. designs, develops and markets networking solutions and smart connected products for consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company’s product line consists of devices, such as network attached storage, Internet protocol (IP) security cameras, and home automation devices and services. The Company’s segments include retail, commercial and service provider. The retail business unit is focused on individual consumers and consists of whole home wireless fidelity (WiFi) networking solutions and Smart connected products. The commercial business unit is focused on small and medium-sized businesses and consists of business networking, storage and security solutions. The service provider business unit is focused on the service provider market and consists of made-to-order and retail-proven whole home networking hardware and software solutions, including fourth-generation (4G) long term evolution (LTE) hotspots sold to service providers for sale to their subscribers.

About Chyronhego Corp

ChyronHego Corporation is a United States-based company, which is engaged in broadcast graphics creation, playout, and real-time data visualization. The Company offers a range of products and services for live television, news, sports, corporate and government video production. It offers products, such as broadcast graphics, including Lyric Family, Axis World Graphics and Mosaic; production and automation, including Live Arena, Live Compositor and Live Assist; channel branding and tickers, including Channel Box PRIME, Channel Box and NewsTicker Family; weather graphics, including Metacast; studio and virtual solutions, including Virtual Football, Virtual Placement and Hybrid Virtual Studios, and sports tracking and analysis, including Sports Technology and Coach Paint. Its end-to-end graphics offerings include hosted services for graphics creation and order management, channel branding, weather graphics, graphics asset management, touch graphics, virtual placement and player tracking.

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