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

Volatility and Risk

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Identiv and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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 currently has a consensus price target of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 92.74%. As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 24.99%. Given Identiv’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Identiv is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Identiv and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Identiv $58.44 million $208,000.00 -11.61
Identiv Competitors $1.24 billion $53.01 million -40.63

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.4% of Identiv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.6% 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Identiv and its competitors’ 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%

Summary

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

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.

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