Identiv (NASDAQ: INVE) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Identiv to similar companies based off the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Identiv and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Identiv -7.53% -50.00% -8.36%
Identiv Competitors -46.45% -19.80% -8.97%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Identiv and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Identiv $58.44 million $208,000.00 -12.66
Identiv Competitors $1.18 billion $50.73 million -39.73

Identiv’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Identiv. Identiv is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.4% of Identiv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.7% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.3% of Identiv shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Identiv and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Identiv 0 1 1 0 2.50
Identiv Competitors 107 331 453 21 2.43

Identiv presently has a consensus price target of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 76.72%. All “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 29.04%. Given Identiv’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Identiv is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Identiv has a beta of -0.5, indicating that its share price is 150% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Identiv’s peers have a beta of 0.91, indicating that their average share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Identiv peers beat Identiv on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Identiv Company Profile

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.

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