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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Identiv $57.08 million 1.31 -$990,000.00 ($0.38) -13.95
Synnex Corporation $15.01 billion 0.31 $603.29 million $6.97 16.92

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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.1% of Identiv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.3% of Synnex Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 12.3% of Identiv shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of Synnex Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Identiv and Synnex Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Identiv 0 1 1 0 2.50
Synnex Corporation 0 2 2 1 2.80

Identiv presently has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 60.38%. Synnex Corporation has a consensus price target of $130.25, indicating a potential upside of 10.45%. Given Identiv’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Identiv is more favorable than Synnex Corporation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Identiv -7.53% -84.14% -8.85%
Synnex Corporation 1.86% 16.29% 6.35%

Risk & Volatility

Identiv has a beta of -0.57, meaning that its stock price is 157% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synnex Corporation has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

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.

Summary

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

About Identiv

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.

About Synnex Corporation

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.

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