RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS) and Logitech International (NASDAQ:LOGI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares RadiSys Corporation and Logitech International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RadiSys Corporation -14.38% -14.12% -5.46%
Logitech International 9.15% 25.18% 13.82%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares RadiSys Corporation and Logitech International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RadiSys Corporation $168.66 million 0.32 -$8.87 million ($0.63) -2.22
Logitech International $2.27 billion 2.48 $251.67 million $1.24 27.92

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for RadiSys Corporation and Logitech International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RadiSys Corporation 0 0 4 0 3.00
Logitech International 0 1 5 0 2.83

RadiSys Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $3.63, suggesting a potential upside of 158.93%. Logitech International has a consensus target price of $36.13, suggesting a potential upside of 4.35%. Given RadiSys Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe RadiSys Corporation is more favorable than Logitech International.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.3% of RadiSys Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.4% of Logitech International shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of RadiSys Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Logitech International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Logitech International pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. RadiSys Corporation does not pay a dividend. Logitech International pays out 46.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

RadiSys Corporation has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Logitech International has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Logitech International beats RadiSys Corporation on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

RadiSys Corporation Company Profile

Radisys Corporation (Radisys) is a services acceleration company. The Company’s application aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing products and wireless access technologies enable service providers to virtualize and monetize their networks. The Company’s products and services are organized into two segments: Software-Systems, and Embedded Products and Hardware Services. The Company’s Software-Systems segment consists of three product families: FlowEngine, MediaEngine and CellEngine. Also included in the Software-Systems segment is its Professional Service organization. The Company’s Embedded Products and Hardware Services segment provides customers with hardware based products targeted at the communications and healthcare markets. Products within this segment fall under primary categories, including T-Series Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) Platforms, Component Object Model (COM) Express and Rackmount Servers, and Other Products.

Logitech International Company Profile

Logitech International S.A. is a holding company. The Company designs, manufactures and markets products that allow people to connect through music, gaming, video, computing, and other digital platforms. The Company operates through peripheral segment. The Company offers its products to a network of domestic and international customers, including direct sales to retailers, e-tailers, and indirect sales through distributors. The Company’s retail network across the world includes consumer electronics distributors, retailers, mass merchandisers, specialty electronics stores, computer and telecommunications stores, value-added resellers and online merchants. Its music solutions are focused primarily on mobile speakers, including its UE BOOM family of mobile wireless speakers, its Jaybird wireless audio wearables for sports and active lifestyles, and its custom in-ear headphones. It offers a range of gaming gear for gamers, including mice, keyboards, headsets, gamepads and steering wheels.

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