Radcom (NASDAQ: RDCM) and Identiv (NASDAQ:INVE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Radcom and Identiv, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Radcom 0 0 2 0 3.00
Identiv 0 1 1 0 2.50

Radcom presently has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 35.68%. Identiv has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 80.08%. Given Identiv’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Identiv is more favorable than Radcom.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.1% of Radcom shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.4% of Identiv shares are held by institutional investors. 69.0% of Radcom shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of Identiv shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Radcom and Identiv’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Radcom $32.72 million 7.11 -$1.04 million ($0.11) -180.91
Identiv $58.44 million 1.14 $208,000.00 ($0.38) -12.42

Identiv has higher revenue and earnings than Radcom. Radcom is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Identiv, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Radcom and Identiv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Radcom -3.90% -2.19% -1.64%
Identiv -7.53% -50.00% -8.36%

Volatility & Risk

Radcom has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Identiv has a beta of -0.5, suggesting that its share price is 150% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Radcom beats Identiv on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Radcom

RADCOM Ltd. (RADCOM) provides service assurance and customer experience management solutions for communication service providers (CSPs). The Company provides solutions for networks, including long-term evolution (LTE), LTE Advanced (LTE-A), voice over LTE (VoLTE), Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS), Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) or global system for mobile communications (GSM) and mobile broadband. Its software-based solutions enable CSPs to manage both existing networks and network functions virtualization (NFV) based architectures. Its products and solutions include The MaveriQ Solution for Service Assurance and customer experience management (CEM). The MaveriQ solution is a probe-based customer and service assurance solution designed to enable CSPs to carry out end-to-end voice and data quality monitoring and to manage their networks and services. The MaveriQ solution offers analysis and troubleshooting tools.

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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