XG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) and Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility & Risk

XG Technology has a beta of -0.83, suggesting that its share price is 183% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Digi International has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares XG Technology and Digi International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XG Technology -18.20% -19.60% -11.48%
Digi International 4.74% 3.17% 2.86%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares XG Technology and Digi International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
XG Technology $27.54 million 0.71 -$14.61 million N/A N/A
Digi International $186.98 million 1.63 $16.27 million $0.33 34.70

Digi International has higher revenue and earnings than XG Technology.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for XG Technology and Digi International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XG Technology 0 0 2 0 3.00
Digi International 0 0 4 0 3.00

XG Technology currently has a consensus price target of $3.75, indicating a potential upside of 123.21%. Digi International has a consensus price target of $15.33, indicating a potential upside of 33.92%. Given XG Technology’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe XG Technology is more favorable than Digi International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.3% of XG Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.3% of Digi International shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of XG Technology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of Digi International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Digi International beats XG Technology on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

XG Technology Company Profile

xG Technology, Inc. develops a portfolio of intellectual property, which is embedded in its software algorithms that offer cognitive interference mitigation and spectrum access solutions for a range of applications using commercial off the shelf devices. The Company is a provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for use in a range of environments. The Company markets its technology solutions across three business units: Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), Vislink Communication Systems and xMax. The Company offers a range of frequency-agnostic cognitive radio solutions. It focuses on various industries across the world, such as telecommunications, cable, defense and public safety, municipal governments, critical infrastructure and markets ranging from rural to urban areas and expeditionary deployments.

Digi International Company Profile

Digi International Inc. is a provider of mission and business-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. The Company creates connected products and deploys and manages critical communications infrastructures in a range of environments. It offers four categories of hardware products: cellular routers and gateways, radio frequency (RF), embedded and network products. The Company’s cellular product category includes its cellular routers and all gateways. The Company’s RF product category includes its XBee modules, as well as other RF Solutions. Its embedded product category includes Digi Connect and Rabbit embedded systems on module and single board computers. Its network product category includes console and serial servers and universal serial bus (USB) connected products. The Company’s service offerings include wireless design services, Digi Device Cloud (which includes Digi Remote Manager) and enterprise support services.

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