Head to Head Contrast: Avnet (AVT) and InvenSense (INVN)
Avnet (NYSE: AVT) and InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Avnet and InvenSense’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Avnet||$17.44 billion||0.27||$738.16 million||$4.07||9.31|
Avnet has higher revenue and earnings than InvenSense. InvenSense is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Avnet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Avnet and InvenSense’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Avnet has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InvenSense has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
97.1% of Avnet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of InvenSense shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Avnet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of InvenSense shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Avnet pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. InvenSense does not pay a dividend. Avnet pays out 17.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. InvenSense has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Avnet and InvenSense, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Avnet currently has a consensus price target of $41.14, suggesting a potential upside of 8.56%. InvenSense has a consensus price target of $11.33, suggesting a potential downside of 12.75%. Given Avnet’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Avnet is more favorable than InvenSense.
Avnet beats InvenSense on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Avnet Company Profile
Avnet, Inc. is a distributor of electronic components, enterprise computer, networking and storage products and software, and embedded subsystems. The Company operates through Electronics Marketing (EM) segment. The EM segment markets and sells semiconductors; interconnect, passive and electromechanical devices (IP&E), and embedded products to a customer base serving various end markets. The Company creates a link in the technology supply chain that connects electronic component and computer product manufacturers and software developers with a customer base of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, original design manufacturers (ODMs), systems integrators (SIs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and value-added resellers (VARs). The Company distributes electronic components, computer products and software, as received from its suppliers or through a customized solution, and offers assembly and other services.
InvenSense Company Profile
InvenSense, Inc. (InvenSense) is engaged in designing, developing, marketing and selling of sensor system-on-chip (SoC), including accelerometers, gyroscopes and microphones for the mobile, wearable, smart home, gaming, industrial and automotive market segments. The Company delivers solutions based on its motion and sound technology; focused on solutions, such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, console and portable video gaming devices, digital television and set-top box remote controls, fitness accessories, sports equipment, digital still cameras, automobiles, ultra-books, laptops, hearing aids, stabilization systems, tools, navigation devices, remote controlled toys and other household consumer and industrial devices. Its motion solutions detect and track an object’s motion in three-dimensional space.
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