Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ: SGI) and Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitabiliy, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.9% of Silicon Graphics International Corp shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Silicon Graphics International Corp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Electronics for Imaging shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Silicon Graphics International Corp and Electronics for Imaging, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silicon Graphics International Corp 0 1 1 0 2.50
Electronics for Imaging 2 2 6 0 2.40

Silicon Graphics International Corp currently has a consensus price target of $7.75, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. Electronics for Imaging has a consensus price target of $56.00, suggesting a potential upside of 96.15%. Given Electronics for Imaging’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Electronics for Imaging is more favorable than Silicon Graphics International Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Silicon Graphics International Corp and Electronics for Imaging’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silicon Graphics International Corp 0.11% 0.98% 0.15%
Electronics for Imaging 4.96% 7.77% 4.31%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Silicon Graphics International Corp and Electronics for Imaging’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silicon Graphics International Corp N/A N/A N/A ($0.32) -24.22
Electronics for Imaging $986.62 million 1.35 $131.25 million $1.03 27.72

Electronics for Imaging has higher revenue and earnings than Silicon Graphics International Corp. Silicon Graphics International Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Electronics for Imaging, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Silicon Graphics International Corp has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its share price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electronics for Imaging has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Electronics for Imaging beats Silicon Graphics International Corp on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Silicon Graphics International Corp

Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) is engaged in providing solutions for compute, data analytics and data management. The Company develops, markets and sells a line of mid-range and high-end scale-out and scale-up servers, enterprise-class storage, differentiating software and designed-to-order solutions for data center deployments. The Company operates through the segments, including Product and Service. The Company’s Product segment consists of compute and storage solutions, which include products from both HPC and HPDA segments. The Company’s Product segment includes scale-out computing, scale-up computing, software and cloud/Web solutions. Its storage solutions include both hardware and software offerings for data storage and management. The Service segment consists of customer service support and professional services. SGI systems enable customers to access, analyze, transform, manage and visualize information in real and near real-time.

About Electronics for Imaging

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is engaged in digital printing, focused on the transformation of the printing, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, and textile industries from the use of traditional analog-based printing to digital on-demand printing. It operates through three segments. The Industrial Inkjet segment consists of its VUTEk and Matan super-wide and wide format display graphics, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers; ceramic, water-based, and thermoforming ink, and digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services. The Productivity Software segment consists of a software suite that enables automated end-to-end business and production workflows for the print and packaging industry. The Fiery segment consists of digital front ends that transform digital copiers and printers into networked printing devices for the office, industrial and commercial printing markets.

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