Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and Tel-Instrument Electronics (OTCMKTS:TIKK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Universal Display and Tel-Instrument Electronics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Display 0 1 8 0 2.89
Tel-Instrument Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Universal Display currently has a consensus price target of $146.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.43%. Given Universal Display’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Universal Display is more favorable than Tel-Instrument Electronics.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Universal Display and Tel-Instrument Electronics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Display $247.41 million 32.87 $58.84 million $1.24 139.23
Tel-Instrument Electronics $10.02 million 0.86 -$4.32 million N/A N/A

Universal Display has higher revenue and earnings than Tel-Instrument Electronics.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.5% of Universal Display shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.6% of Tel-Instrument Electronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Universal Display shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.1% of Tel-Instrument Electronics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Universal Display pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Tel-Instrument Electronics does not pay a dividend. Universal Display pays out 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Universal Display has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tel-Instrument Electronics has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Display and Tel-Instrument Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Display 23.78% 8.85% 6.83%
Tel-Instrument Electronics -11.34% N/A -14.90%

Summary

Universal Display beats Tel-Instrument Electronics on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Universal Display

Universal Display Corporation engages in the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies and materials for use in flat panel displays and solid-state lighting applications. As of February 21, 2019, it owned or had exclusive and co-exclusive licenses, or had sole license rights with respect to approximately 5,000 issued and pending patents worldwide. The company licenses and supplies its proprietary UniversalPHOLED materials to display and lighting manufacturers, and others. It is also involved in the research, development, and commercialization of other OLED device and manufacturing technologies, including FOLED that are flexible OLEDs for the fabrication of OLEDs on flexible substrates; encapsulation technology for the packaging of flexible OLEDs and other thin-film devices, as well as for use as a barrier film for plastic substrates; UniversalP2OLED, which are printable phosphorescent OLEDs; OVJP, an organic vapor jet printing technology; OVPD, an organic vapor phase deposition process for manufacturing a small molecule OLED; and TOLED, which are transparent OLEDs for the fabrication of OLEDs that have transparent cathodes. In addition, the company provides technology development and support services, including government contract work and support provided to third parties for the commercialization of their OLED products. Universal Display Corporation has strategic relationships with Samsung Display Co., Ltd.; LG Display Co., Ltd.; BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.; Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.; AU Optronics Corporation; EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Limited; Konica Minolta Holdings Inc.; Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.; OLEDWorks GmbH; and Kaneka Corporation. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

About Tel-Instrument Electronics

Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. designs, manufactures, and sells avionics test and measurement solutions for the commercial air transport, general aviation, and government/military aerospace and defense markets in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Avionics Government and Avionics Commercial. The company provides instruments to test, measure, calibrate, and repair a range of airborne navigation and communication equipment. Its products also include TS-4530A, an identification friend or foe test set; T-47/M5, a dual crypto test set; and AN/ARM-206, an intermediate level TACAN test set. In addition, it offers AN/USM-708 and AN/USM-719, which are communications/navigation radio frequency avionics flight line testers; TR-220, a test set that provides test capability for traffic and collision avoidance systems (TCAS), distance measuring equipment, and transponders; TR-36, a commercial navigation and communication test set that provide ramp testing; and TR-420, a ramp test set to test the operation of transponders and interrogators. Further, the company provides multifunction ramp test sets under the T-47NC, T-47NH, and T-47G names; TR-100AF, a rugged ramp test used to verify airborne TACAN equipment; and AN/APM-480A, a transponder, interrogator, and TCAS test set. It sells its products directly or through distributors. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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