Crossroads Systems (CRDSQ) and Identiv (INVE) Head-To-Head Survey

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.5% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of Identiv shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.4% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of Identiv shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Crossroads Systems has a beta of 2.74, indicating that its stock price is 174% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Identiv has a beta of -0.23, indicating that its stock price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crossroads Systems -518.75% -22.99% -7.88%
Identiv -8.04% -38.59% -8.72%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Crossroads Systems and Identiv’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crossroads Systems N/A N/A N/A ($1.08) -2.50
Identiv $56.17 million 0.93 -$13.69 million ($0.38) -9.63

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Crossroads Systems and Identiv, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crossroads Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Identiv 0 1 1 0 2.50

Identiv has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 132.24%. Given Identiv’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Identiv is more favorable than Crossroads Systems.

Summary

Identiv beats Crossroads Systems on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Crossroads Systems Company Profile

Crossroads Systems, Inc. is an intellectual property licensing company. The Company’s intellectual property assets are identified in two distinct categories: the first category is known as the 972 patent family and the second category is known as the non-972 patents. As of October 31, 2016, the 972 patent family consisted of 31 patents and pending patents that are primarily concentrated around access controls. As of October 31, 2016, the non-972 patents consisted of 140 patents and pending patents that are primarily directed to five product families: optimizing command processing, enabling interoperability, managing networks, enhancing tape libraries and improving data systems. As of October 31, 2016, approximately 50 companies have licensed 972 patents from the Company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Crossroads Systems (Texas), Inc. and Crossroads Europe GmbH.

Identiv Company Profile

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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