Flextronics International (FLEX) vs. API Technologies Corp (ATNY) Head-To-Head Comparison

Flextronics International (NASDAQ: FLEX) and API Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ATNY) are both electronic equipment & parts – nec companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Flextronics International has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, API Technologies Corp has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.1% of Flextronics International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Flextronics International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Flextronics International and API Technologies Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flextronics International 2.25% 22.71% 4.81%
API Technologies Corp -11.81% -30.24% -7.58%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Flextronics International and API Technologies Corp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Flextronics International $23.86 billion 0.40 $319.56 million $1.01 18.09
API Technologies Corp N/A N/A N/A ($0.48) -4.17

Flextronics International has higher revenue and earnings than API Technologies Corp. API Technologies Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Flextronics International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Flextronics International and API Technologies Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flextronics International 0 2 7 0 2.78
API Technologies Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Flextronics International currently has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.73%. Given Flextronics International’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Flextronics International is more favorable than API Technologies Corp.

Summary

Flextronics International beats API Technologies Corp on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Flextronics International

Flex Ltd, formerly Flextronics International Ltd. provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services and solutions. The Company designs, builds, ships and services packaged consumer electronics and industrial products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its segments include High Reliability Solutions (HRS), Consumer Technologies Group (CTG), Industrial and Emerging Industries (IEI) and Communications & Enterprise Compute (CEC). The HRS segment consists of its medical business, automotive business, and defense and aerospace businesses. The CTG segment includes its mobile devices business, consumer electronics business and high-volume computing business. The IEI segment consists of semiconductor and capital equipment, office solutions, household industrial and lifestyle, industrial automation and kiosks, energy and metering, and lighting. The CEC segment includes radio access base stations, remote radio heads, and small cells for wireless infrastructure.

About API Technologies Corp

API Technologies Corp. (API) is engaged in providing radio frequency (RF) microwave, microelectronic, power and security solutions. The Company offers a range of RF, microwave, millimeter wave and microelectronics products ranging from components to complete system solutions. The Company operates through three segments. The Systems, Subsystems & Components (SSC) segment’s products include RF, microwave and millimeter wave products; microcircuits and microelectronics; electromagnetic integrated solutions, and power solutions. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment offers electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for defense, commercial and medical customers. The Secure Systems & Information Assurance (SSIA) segment develops and offers various secure network and hardware solutions, including TEMPEST and Emanation Security, ruggedized systems, secure access, information assurance products, as well as TEMPEST certification.

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