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

Volatility and Risk

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

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Logitech International 0 1 4 0 2.80
Logitech International Competitors 311 1514 3194 123 2.61

Logitech International presently has a consensus price target of $38.80, indicating a potential upside of 4.33%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 3.55%. Given Logitech International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Logitech International is more favorable than its rivals.

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.

Profitability

This table compares Logitech International and its rivals’ 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 4.26% 8.80% 6.14%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Logitech International and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 19.57

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

Summary

Logitech International beats its rivals 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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