Head to Head Contrast: Key Tronic Corporation (KTCC) vs. QLogic (QLGC)

Key Tronic Corporation (NASDAQ: KTCC) and QLogic (NASDAQ:QLGC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Key Tronic Corporation and QLogic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Key Tronic Corporation 1.20% 5.17% 2.41%
QLogic 15.71% 9.67% 8.76%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Key Tronic Corporation and QLogic’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Key Tronic Corporation $467.80 million 0.16 $16.61 million $0.51 13.53
QLogic N/A N/A N/A $0.75 21.43

Key Tronic Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than QLogic. Key Tronic Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QLogic, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Key Tronic Corporation and QLogic, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Key Tronic Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
QLogic 0 0 0 0 N/A

Key Tronic Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $9.25, suggesting a potential upside of 34.06%. Given Key Tronic Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Key Tronic Corporation is more favorable than QLogic.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.2% of Key Tronic Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of Key Tronic Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Key Tronic Corporation beats QLogic on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Key Tronic Corporation

Key Tronic Corporation, doing business as KeyTronicEMS Co., is engaged in contract manufacturing for a range of products. The Company provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of a range of products. The Company provides engineering services, procurement and distribution, materials management, manufacturing and assembly services, in-house testing, and customer service. The Company provides EMS services, such as product design, surface mount technologies (SMT) and pin through hole capability for printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), tool making, precision plastic molding, sheet metal fabrication, liquid injection molding, complex assembly, automated tape winding, prototype design and full product assembly. The Company’s manufacturing operations are located in Oakdale, Minnesota; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Corinth, Mississippi; Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and foreign manufacturing operations in Juarez, Mexico, and Shanghai, China.

About QLogic

QLogic Corporation (QLogic), designs and supplies server and storage networking connectivity products that provide and manage computer data communication. The Company’s products facilitate the transfer of data and enable resource sharing between servers, networks and storage. Its products are used in enterprise, managed service provider, consumer Web, and cloud service provider data centers. Its products are based primarily on Fiber Channel and Ethernet technologies and are used in connection with storage networks, data networks and converged networks. Storage networks are used to provide access to storage across enterprise environments. Fibre Channel is a technology for enterprise storage networking. Data networks are used to provide workstation-to-server, server-to-server, and server-to-storage connectivity using Ethernet. Converged networks are designed to address the data center by consolidating and unifying storage and data networks, using high-speed Ethernet.

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