Impinj (NASDAQ: PI) and SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB) are both small-cap rfid systems companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Impinj and SuperCom’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Impinj $112.29 million 4.72 -$1.67 million ($0.38) -66.61
SuperCom $20.33 million 3.20 -$13.99 million ($0.77) -5.66

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

Profitability

This table compares Impinj and SuperCom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Impinj -5.97% -1.15% -0.87%
SuperCom -38.60% -24.74% -16.86%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.4% of Impinj shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.0% of SuperCom shares are held by institutional investors. 15.2% of Impinj shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Impinj and SuperCom, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Impinj 0 3 4 0 2.57
SuperCom 0 0 1 0 3.00

Impinj currently has a consensus target price of $36.20, suggesting a potential upside of 43.03%. SuperCom has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.21%. Given Impinj’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Impinj is more favorable than SuperCom.

Summary

Impinj beats SuperCom on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Impinj Company Profile

Impinj, Inc. is a provider of RAIN radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions. The Company sells a platform that includes endpoint integrated circuits (ICs), reader ICs, readers and gateways that enable wireless connectivity to everyday items, and software that delivers Item Intelligence from endpoint reads. The Impinj Platform connects billions of everyday items, such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, drivers’ licenses, food and luggage to applications, such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication, delivering real-time information to businesses about items they create, manage, transport and sell. The Impinj Platform wirelessly delivers information about these items’ identity, location and authenticity, or Item Intelligence, to the digital world.

SuperCom Company Profile

SuperCom Ltd is a provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing safety, identification, tracking and security products to governments, and private and public organizations throughout the world. Through its e-government platforms and solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, the Company enables governments and national agencies to design and issue multi-identification documents and digital identity solutions to their citizens and visitors. Its Machine to Machine solutions identify, track and monitor people or objects in real time, enabling its customers to detect unauthorized movement of people, vehicles and other monitored objects. Its SFS products and solutions include SuperPay Suite, PureMoney Suite, SuperPOS, SafeMoney for Smartphones and PowaPOS. Its other offerings include RFID and Mobile PureRF suite, domestic violence victim protection system and PureProtect application, among others.

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