Key Tronic Corporation (NASDAQ: KTCC) and Fusion-IO (NYSE:FIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Key Tronic Corporation and Fusion-IO’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Key Tronic Corporation $467.80 million 0.16 $16.61 million $0.51 13.75
Fusion-IO N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Key Tronic Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Fusion-IO.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Key Tronic Corporation and Fusion-IO, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Key Tronic Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Fusion-IO 0 0 0 0 N/A

Key Tronic Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $9.25, suggesting a potential upside of 31.95%. Given Key Tronic Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Key Tronic Corporation is more favorable than Fusion-IO.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.6% of Key Tronic Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.1% of Key Tronic Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Key Tronic Corporation and Fusion-IO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Key Tronic Corporation 1.20% 5.17% 2.41%
Fusion-IO -30.49% -26.35% -20.81%

Summary

Key Tronic Corporation beats Fusion-IO on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Key Tronic Corporation Company Profile

Key Tronic Corporation, doing business as KeyTronicEMS Co., is engaged in contract manufacturing for a range of products. The Company provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of a range of products. The Company provides engineering services, procurement and distribution, materials management, manufacturing and assembly services, in-house testing, and customer service. The Company provides EMS services, such as product design, surface mount technologies (SMT) and pin through hole capability for printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), tool making, precision plastic molding, sheet metal fabrication, liquid injection molding, complex assembly, automated tape winding, prototype design and full product assembly. The Company’s manufacturing operations are located in Oakdale, Minnesota; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Corinth, Mississippi; Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and foreign manufacturing operations in Juarez, Mexico, and Shanghai, China.

Fusion-IO Company Profile

Fusion-io, Inc. provides solutions for enterprises, hyperscale datacenters, and small to medium enterprises (SMEs), that accelerates databases, virtualization, mission-critical applications, cloud computing, big data, and information systems. Its hardware and software platforms and solutions enable the acceleration of data and applications. It sells its solutions through a global direct sales force, original equipment manufacturers. The Company’s portfolio of storage memory products packages ioMemory hardware combined with its VSL software into a family of products suitable for direct, shared, and cached acceleration environments. Direct acceleration is provided by its ioDrive, ioScale, and ioFX enterprise grade PCIe-products that leverage flash and are placed in x86 servers or workstations to directly accelerate locally hosted applications. Its shared acceleration is provided by its ION Data Accelerator or ioControl software combined with ioMemory, VSL, and industry-standard servers.

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