Financial Review: HTC (OTCMKTS:HTCXF) & Identiv (OTCMKTS:INVE)

HTC (OTCMKTS:HTCXF) and Identiv (NASDAQ:INVE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for HTC and Identiv, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HTC 0 0 0 0 N/A
Identiv 0 0 6 0 3.00

Identiv has a consensus target price of $8.80, suggesting a potential upside of 66.67%. Given Identiv’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Identiv is more favorable than HTC.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HTC and Identiv’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HTC $2.42 billion 7.40 N/A N/A N/A
Identiv $78.14 million 1.14 -$4.71 million ($0.30) -17.60

HTC has higher revenue and earnings than Identiv.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HTC N/A N/A N/A
Identiv 1.21% 2.96% 1.43%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.4% of Identiv shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Identiv shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Identiv beats HTC on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Identiv

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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