Comparing Identiv (INVE) & The Competition

Identiv (NASDAQ: INVE) is one of 22 public companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Identiv to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Identiv and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Identiv $58.44 million $208,000.00 -12.42
Identiv Competitors $1.18 billion $50.73 million -40.30

Identiv’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Identiv. Identiv is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Identiv and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Identiv 0 1 1 0 2.50
Identiv Competitors 107 331 453 21 2.43

Identiv currently has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 80.08%. As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 24.36%. Given Identiv’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Identiv is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Identiv and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Identiv -7.53% -50.00% -8.36%
Identiv Competitors -46.45% -19.80% -8.97%

Risk & Volatility

Identiv has a beta of -0.5, suggesting that its share price is 150% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Identiv’s peers have a beta of 0.91, suggesting that their average share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.4% of Identiv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.6% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.3% of Identiv shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Identiv peers beat Identiv on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Identiv Company Profile

Identiv, Inc. is a global security technology company. The Company operates through four segments: Physical access control systems (PACS), Identity, Credentials and All Other. PACS segment provides solutions and services that enable the issuance, management and use of secure identity credentials in diverse markets. PACS business offers Hirsch line of controllers, including the advanced MX line, Hirsch’s Velocity management software and its Identiv connected physical access manager software, EDGE controller and reader package. Identity segment offers products to secure enterprise information, including login and printers through delivery of smart card reader products and identity management through its idOnDemand service. Credentials segment offers access cards, radio frequency identification (RFID) and near field communication products, including cards, labels, tags and stickers, as well as RF components. All Other segment includes products, such as Chipdrive and Digital Media readers.

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