Logitech International (NASDAQ: LOGI) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Logitech International to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.8% of Logitech International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Logitech International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Logitech International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Logitech International 0 1 5 0 2.83
Logitech International Competitors 311 1513 3193 123 2.61

Logitech International currently has a consensus target price of $36.13, indicating a potential downside of 2.86%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 3.56%. Given Logitech International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Logitech International is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Logitech International pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Logitech International pays out 46.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 58.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Logitech International has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Logitech International’s competitors have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Logitech International and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Logitech International $2.27 billion $251.67 million 29.99
Logitech International Competitors $21.02 billion $4.40 billion 19.59

Logitech International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Logitech International. Logitech International 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.

Profitability

This table compares Logitech International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Logitech International 9.15% 25.18% 13.82%
Logitech International Competitors 4.31% 10.45% 6.28%

Summary

Logitech International beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

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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