Impinj (PI) & Aeroflex (ARX) Head-To-Head Analysis
Impinj (NASDAQ: PI) and Aeroflex (NYSE:ARX) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
82.9% of Impinj shares are held by institutional investors. 15.2% of Impinj shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Impinj and Aeroflex, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Impinj presently has a consensus price target of $36.20, indicating a potential upside of 42.13%. Aeroflex has a consensus price target of $22.50, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Given Aeroflex’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Aeroflex is more favorable than Impinj.
This table compares Impinj and Aeroflex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Impinj and Aeroflex’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Impinj||$112.29 million||4.75||-$1.67 million||($0.38)||-67.03|
Aeroflex has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Impinj. Impinj is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Aeroflex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
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.
Aeroflex Holding Corp. (Aeroflex Holding) is a provider of radio frequency (RF) and microwave integrated circuits, components and systems used in the design, development and maintenance of wireless communication systems. The Company’s solutions include microelectronic components and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics and defense; commercial wireless communications, and medical and other markets. Its products include a range of RF, microwave and millimeter wave microelectronic components, integrated circuits (ICs), and analog and mixed-signal devices. It operates in two segments: Aeroflex Microelectronics Solutions (AMS) and Aeroflex Test Solutions (ATS). In February 2014, Aeroflex Holding Corp announced the acquisition of Shenick Network Systems. In September 2014, Cobham PLC completes Aeroflex acquisition.
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