Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ: EFII) is one of 31 public companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Electronics for Imaging to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Electronics for Imaging and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Electronics for Imaging 1 2 10 0 2.69
Electronics for Imaging Competitors 310 1513 3190 123 2.61

Electronics for Imaging presently has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.06%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 5.66%. Given Electronics for Imaging’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Electronics for Imaging is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Electronics for Imaging $988.02 million $121.81 million 41.61
Electronics for Imaging Competitors $21.02 billion $4.40 billion 19.53

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.2% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Electronics for Imaging shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Electronics for Imaging has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electronics for Imaging’s peers have a beta of 1.28, suggesting that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Electronics for Imaging and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Electronics for Imaging 4.70% 5.58% 3.07%
Electronics for Imaging Competitors 4.22% 10.64% 6.36%

Summary

Electronics for Imaging peers beat Electronics for Imaging on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Electronics for Imaging

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is engaged in digital printing, focused on the transformation of the printing, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, and textile industries from the use of traditional analog-based printing to digital on-demand printing. It operates through three segments. The Industrial Inkjet segment consists of its VUTEk and Matan super-wide and wide format display graphics, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers; ceramic, water-based, and thermoforming ink, and digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services. The Productivity Software segment consists of a software suite that enables automated end-to-end business and production workflows for the print and packaging industry. The Fiery segment consists of digital front ends that transform digital copiers and printers into networked printing devices for the office, industrial and commercial printing markets.

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