Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ: SGI) and Logitech International (NASDAQ:LOGI) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Dividends

Logitech International pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Silicon Graphics International Corp does not pay a dividend. Logitech International pays out 46.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Silicon Graphics International Corp and Logitech International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silicon Graphics International Corp N/A N/A N/A ($0.32) -24.22
Logitech International $2.27 billion 2.66 $251.67 million $1.24 29.99

Logitech International has higher revenue and earnings than Silicon Graphics International Corp. Silicon Graphics International Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Logitech International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Silicon Graphics International Corp and Logitech International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silicon Graphics International Corp 0.11% 0.98% 0.15%
Logitech International 9.15% 25.18% 13.82%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Silicon Graphics International Corp and Logitech International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silicon Graphics International Corp 0 0 1 0 3.00
Logitech International 0 1 4 0 2.80

Silicon Graphics International Corp currently has a consensus price target of $1.60, indicating a potential downside of 79.35%. Logitech International has a consensus price target of $38.80, indicating a potential upside of 4.33%. Given Logitech International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Logitech International is more favorable than Silicon Graphics International Corp.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.9% of Silicon Graphics International Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.8% of Logitech International shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Silicon Graphics International Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Logitech International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Silicon Graphics International Corp has a beta of 1.98, suggesting that its share price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Logitech International has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Logitech International beats Silicon Graphics International Corp on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Silicon Graphics International Corp

Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) is engaged in providing solutions for compute, data analytics and data management. The Company develops, markets and sells a line of mid-range and high-end scale-out and scale-up servers, enterprise-class storage, differentiating software and designed-to-order solutions for data center deployments. The Company operates through the segments, including Product and Service. The Company’s Product segment consists of compute and storage solutions, which include products from both HPC and HPDA segments. The Company’s Product segment includes scale-out computing, scale-up computing, software and cloud/Web solutions. Its storage solutions include both hardware and software offerings for data storage and management. The Service segment consists of customer service support and professional services. SGI systems enable customers to access, analyze, transform, manage and visualize information in real and near real-time.

About Logitech International

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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