Uni-Pixel (NASDAQ: UNXL) and Teledyne Technologies (NYSE:TDY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

9.7% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.2% of Teledyne Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Teledyne Technologies 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Uni-Pixel -675.26% -627.00% -249.93%
Teledyne Technologies 8.96% 14.45% 6.47%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Uni-Pixel and Teledyne Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Uni-Pixel $4.91 million 3.88 -$28.13 million ($0.70) -0.37
Teledyne Technologies $2.32 billion 2.21 $420.20 million $5.44 26.71

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Uni-Pixel and Teledyne Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Uni-Pixel 0 1 1 0 2.50
Teledyne Technologies 0 1 1 0 2.50

Uni-Pixel presently has a consensus price target of $1.21, suggesting a potential upside of 365.38%. Teledyne Technologies has a consensus price target of $153.50, suggesting a potential upside of 5.64%. Given Uni-Pixel’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Uni-Pixel is more favorable than Teledyne Technologies.

Volatility & Risk

Uni-Pixel has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teledyne Technologies has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Teledyne Technologies beats Uni-Pixel on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Uni-Pixel Company Profile

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.

Teledyne Technologies Company Profile

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets. The Company’s segments include Instrumentation, Digital Imaging, Aerospace and Defense Electronics, and Engineered Systems. Instrumentation segment provides monitoring and control instruments for marine, environmental, industrial and other applications, as well as electronic test and measurement equipment. Digital Imaging segment includes sensors, cameras and systems, within the visible, infrared, ultraviolet and X-ray spectra. Aerospace and Defense Electronics segment provides electronic components and subsystems and communications products, including defense electronics. Engineered Systems segment provides systems engineering and integration and technology development, as well as manufacturing solutions.

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