Critical Comparison: KVH Industries (KVHI) and Chyronhego Corp (NASDAQ:CHYR)

KVH Industries (NASDAQ: KVHI) and Chyronhego Corp (NASDAQ:CHYR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.7% of KVH Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of KVH Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares KVH Industries and Chyronhego Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KVH Industries $175.95 million 0.99 $9.16 million ($0.60) -17.00
Chyronhego Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

KVH Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Chyronhego Corp.

Profitability

This table compares KVH Industries and Chyronhego Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KVH Industries -5.46% 2.17% 1.15%
Chyronhego Corp -15.96% -37.47% -17.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for KVH Industries and Chyronhego Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KVH Industries 0 0 2 0 3.00
Chyronhego Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

KVH Industries currently has a consensus price target of $9.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.86%. Given KVH Industries’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe KVH Industries is more favorable than Chyronhego Corp.

Summary

KVH Industries beats Chyronhego Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About KVH Industries

KVH Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of solutions that provide high-speed Internet, television and voice services through satellite to mobile users at sea and on land. The Company also provides commercially licensed entertainment, including news, sports, music and movies, to commercial and leisure customers in the maritime, hotel and retail markets. It operates in two geographic segments, in the mobile communications, navigation and guidance and stabilization equipment industry. The Company develops and distributes training films and e-learning computer-based training courses to commercial maritime customers. It is also a manufacturer of navigational sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. It designs, develops, manufactures and markets mobile communications products and services for the marine and land mobile markets, and navigation, guidance and stabilization products for both the commercial and defense markets.

About Chyronhego Corp

ChyronHego Corporation is a United States-based company, which is engaged in broadcast graphics creation, playout, and real-time data visualization. The Company offers a range of products and services for live television, news, sports, corporate and government video production. It offers products, such as broadcast graphics, including Lyric Family, Axis World Graphics and Mosaic; production and automation, including Live Arena, Live Compositor and Live Assist; channel branding and tickers, including Channel Box PRIME, Channel Box and NewsTicker Family; weather graphics, including Metacast; studio and virtual solutions, including Virtual Football, Virtual Placement and Hybrid Virtual Studios, and sports tracking and analysis, including Sports Technology and Coach Paint. Its end-to-end graphics offerings include hosted services for graphics creation and order management, channel branding, weather graphics, graphics asset management, touch graphics, virtual placement and player tracking.

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