Comparing AgEagle Aerial Systems (UAVS) & Identiv (INVE)

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.3% of Identiv shares are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of Identiv shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for AgEagle Aerial Systems and Identiv, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AgEagle Aerial Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Identiv 0 0 4 0 3.00

Identiv has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 74.42%. Given Identiv’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Identiv is more favorable than AgEagle Aerial Systems.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AgEagle Aerial Systems N/A N/A N/A
Identiv -6.02% -11.14% -5.01%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AgEagle Aerial Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Identiv $78.14 million 1.02 -$4.71 million ($0.30) -17.20

AgEagle Aerial Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Identiv.

Summary

Identiv beats AgEagle Aerial Systems on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

AgEagle Aerial Systems Company Profile

AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. designs, develops, produces, distributes, and supports unmanned aerial vehicles for the precision agriculture industry. Its products include the AgEagle RX 60 and RX 40 Systems for day-to-day image acquisition for precision agriculture growers and agronomists. The company is headquartered in Neodesha, Kansas.

Identiv Company Profile

Identiv, Inc. operates as a security technology company that secures and manages access to physical places, things, and information primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle-East, and the Asia-Pacific. Its Premises segment offers modular Hirsch MX controllers that allow customers to start with a small system and expand over time; Hirsch Velocity software platform for centralized management of access and security operations across an organization; federal identity, credential and acess management architecture, an access control system; TouchSecure door readers that provide various features to support security standards; and global services to support system design, deployment, and managed services across customers premises security lifecycle. Its Identity segment provides smart card readers, which include various contact, contactless, portable, and mobile smart card readers, as well as tokens and terminals to enable logical access, and security and identification applications, such as national ID, payment, e-health, and e-government. Its Credentials segment provides NFC and radio frequency identification products, including inlays and inlay-based, and other cards; and labels, tags, and stickers, as well as other radio frequency and integrated circuits components for use in various applications, such as virtual reality, games, loyalty cards, mobile payment systems, transit and event ticketing, and brand authenticity from pharmaceuticals to consumer goods, hospital resource management, cold-chain management, and others. Its All Other segment provides chip drives and digital media readers. Identiv, Inc. markets and sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, dealers, systems integrators, value added resellers, resellers, and Internet, as well as directly to end users. The company was formerly known as Identive Group, Inc. and changed its name to Identiv, Inc. in May 2014. Identiv, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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