Reviewing Universal Electronics (UEIC) & Technicolor (TCLRY)

Universal Electronics (NASDAQ:UEIC) and Technicolor (OTCMKTS:TCLRY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Electronics and Technicolor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Electronics 0.89% 11.88% 5.37%
Technicolor N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Universal Electronics and Technicolor’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Electronics $695.79 million 0.56 -$10.32 million $2.81 10.07
Technicolor $4.78 billion 0.10 -$194.41 million N/A N/A

Universal Electronics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Technicolor.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Universal Electronics and Technicolor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Electronics 0 1 2 0 2.67
Technicolor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Universal Electronics currently has a consensus target price of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 51.94%. Given Universal Electronics’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Universal Electronics is more favorable than Technicolor.

Volatility and Risk

Universal Electronics has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Technicolor has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Universal Electronics beats Technicolor on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Universal Electronics

Universal Electronics Inc. develops and manufactures pre-programmed and universal control products, audio-video (AV) accessories, software and intelligent wireless security products, and sensing and automation components for home entertainment and automation systems. The company offers universal infrared and radio frequency (RF) remote controls; integrated circuits on which its software and universal device control database is embedded; and software, firmware, and technology solutions that enable devices, including televisions, set-top boxes, audio systems, smartphones, tablets, game controllers, and other consumer electronic devices to wirelessly connect and interact with home networks, as well as interactive services to control and deliver digital entertainment and information. It also provides proprietary and standards-based RF sensors designed for residential security, safety, and automation applications; AV accessories; and wall-mount and handheld thermostat controllers, and connected accessories for intelligent energy management systems. In addition, the company licenses intellectual property comprising its patented technologies, trademarks, and database of home connectivity software and control codes. It serves cable and satellite television service providers, and original equipment manufacturers; software development companies; subscription broadcasting providers; hospitality system integrators; and retail, private label, pro-security installation, and personal computing companies. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distributors in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Latin America, the People's Republic of China, various countries in Asia, and internationally under the One For All and Nevo brands. Universal Electronics Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

About Technicolor

Technicolor SA provides various communication and video technologies, finished products, systems, equipment, and services for businesses and professionals in the entertainment and media industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Entertainment Services, and Connected Home. The Entertainment Services segment provides production services, such as digital video and sound postproduction services; visual effects and animation services for feature films, TV series, advertising, and video games; computer generated imagery animation services; on-set, color correction, VFX integration, and sound services; and replicates, packages, and distributes video, game and music DVD, Blu-ray, and CD discs, as well as offers turnkey integrated supply-chain solutions. This segment serves film studios, TV broadcasters, independent content producers, game developers/publishers, and OTT service providers. The Connected Home segment designs and supplies set-top boxes, broadband modems and gateways, and Internet of Things connected devices, as well as multi-device communication software, smart home applications, and related professional services. This segment offers its solutions to Pay-TV operators and network service providers. Technicolor SA was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

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