Chyronhego Corp (NASDAQ: CHYR) and Iteris (NASDAQ:ITI) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Chyronhego Corp and Iteris’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chyronhego Corp -15.96% -37.47% -17.21%
Iteris -5.30% -8.04% -5.37%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.4% of Iteris shares are held by institutional investors. 14.9% of Iteris shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Chyronhego Corp and Iteris, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chyronhego Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Iteris 0 0 3 0 3.00

Iteris has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 31.15%. Given Iteris’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Iteris is more favorable than Chyronhego Corp.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Chyronhego Corp and Iteris’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chyronhego Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Iteris $99.24 million 2.00 -$2.20 million ($0.15) -40.66

Chyronhego Corp has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Iteris.

Summary

Iteris beats Chyronhego Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Chyronhego Corp Company Profile

ChyronHego Corporation is a United States-based company, which is engaged in broadcast graphics creation, playout, and real-time data visualization. The Company offers a range of products and services for live television, news, sports, corporate and government video production. It offers products, such as broadcast graphics, including Lyric Family, Axis World Graphics and Mosaic; production and automation, including Live Arena, Live Compositor and Live Assist; channel branding and tickers, including Channel Box PRIME, Channel Box and NewsTicker Family; weather graphics, including Metacast; studio and virtual solutions, including Virtual Football, Virtual Placement and Hybrid Virtual Studios, and sports tracking and analysis, including Sports Technology and Coach Paint. Its end-to-end graphics offerings include hosted services for graphics creation and order management, channel branding, weather graphics, graphics asset management, touch graphics, virtual placement and player tracking.

Iteris Company Profile

Iteris, Inc. is a provider of information solutions for both the traffic management and global agribusiness markets. The Company operates through three segments: Roadway Sensors, Transportation Systems and Performance Analytics. The Roadway Sensors segment provides various vehicle detection and information systems and products for traffic intersection control, incident detection and roadway traffic data collection applications. The Transportation Systems segment includes transportation engineering and consulting services, and the development of transportation management and traveler information systems for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry. The Performance Analytics segment includes iPeMS, its specialized transportation performance measurement and traffic analytics solutions, as well as ClearPath Weather, its road-maintenance applications, and ClearAg, its precision agriculture solutions.

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