InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) and Teledyne Technologies (NYSE:TDY) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

InvenSense has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its share price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teledyne Technologies has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares InvenSense and Teledyne Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
InvenSense N/A N/A N/A ($0.58) -22.40
Teledyne Technologies $2.32 billion 2.20 $420.20 million $5.44 26.61

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.5% of InvenSense shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.7% of Teledyne Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.2% of InvenSense shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Teledyne Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares InvenSense and Teledyne Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InvenSense -20.65% -18.29% -11.24%
Teledyne Technologies 8.44% 13.80% 6.82%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for InvenSense and Teledyne Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InvenSense 0 4 2 0 2.33
Teledyne Technologies 0 1 1 0 2.50

InvenSense currently has a consensus target price of $11.33, indicating a potential downside of 12.75%. Teledyne Technologies has a consensus target price of $153.50, indicating a potential upside of 6.03%. Given Teledyne Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Teledyne Technologies is more favorable than InvenSense.

Summary

Teledyne Technologies beats InvenSense on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Teledyne Technologies Company Profile

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets. The Company’s segments include Instrumentation, Digital Imaging, Aerospace and Defense Electronics, and Engineered Systems. Instrumentation segment provides monitoring and control instruments for marine, environmental, industrial and other applications, as well as electronic test and measurement equipment. Digital Imaging segment includes sensors, cameras and systems, within the visible, infrared, ultraviolet and X-ray spectra. Aerospace and Defense Electronics segment provides electronic components and subsystems and communications products, including defense electronics. Engineered Systems segment provides systems engineering and integration and technology development, as well as manufacturing solutions.

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