Comparing InvenSense (INVN) & Uni-Pixel (UNXLQ)

InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) and Uni-Pixel (OTCMKTS:UNXLQ) are both small-cap electronic equipment & parts – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares InvenSense and Uni-Pixel’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
InvenSense N/A N/A N/A ($0.77) -16.87
Uni-Pixel $4.10 million 0.34 -$29.43 million ($0.70) -0.03

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for InvenSense and Uni-Pixel, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InvenSense 0 3 1 0 2.25
Uni-Pixel 0 2 0 0 2.00

InvenSense currently has a consensus target price of $12.75, suggesting a potential downside of 1.85%. Uni-Pixel has a consensus target price of $1.21, suggesting a potential upside of 6,302.12%. Given Uni-Pixel’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Uni-Pixel is more favorable than InvenSense.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.5% of InvenSense shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.0% of Uni-Pixel shares are held by institutional investors. 14.2% of InvenSense shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Uni-Pixel 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.

Profitability

This table compares InvenSense and Uni-Pixel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InvenSense -20.65% -18.29% -11.24%
Uni-Pixel -675.26% -627.00% -249.93%

Summary

InvenSense beats Uni-Pixel on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About InvenSense

InvenSense, Inc. (InvenSense) is engaged in designing, developing, marketing and selling of sensor system-on-chip (SoC), including accelerometers, gyroscopes and microphones for the mobile, wearable, smart home, gaming, industrial and automotive market segments. The Company delivers solutions based on its motion and sound technology; focused on solutions, such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, console and portable video gaming devices, digital television and set-top box remote controls, fitness accessories, sports equipment, digital still cameras, automobiles, ultra-books, laptops, hearing aids, stabilization systems, tools, navigation devices, remote controlled toys and other household consumer and industrial devices. Its motion solutions detect and track an object’s motion in three-dimensional space.

About Uni-Pixel

Uni-Pixel, Inc. develops and markets touch sensor films for the touch screen and flexible electronics markets. The Company’s roll-to-roll electronics manufacturing process patterns fine line conductive elements on thin films. The Company markets its technologies for touch panel sensor and hard coat resin for cover glass replacement, and protective cover film applications under the XTouch and Diamond Guard brands. The Company is engaged in the optical design and manufacturing of microstructured polymer film materials and related technologies for the display, flexible electronics and automotive industries. It makes transparent conductive films and flexible electronic films for high volume, roll to roll patterning of flexible thin-film conductor patterns. The Company sells the touch screen films under the brand XTouch, as sub-components of a fully assembled touch sensor module. The Company has developed a hard coat resin that can be applied using film, spray or inkjet coating methods.

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