Financial Comparison: Aeroflex (ARX) & Impinj (PI)

Aeroflex (NYSE: ARX) and Impinj (NASDAQ:PI) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Aeroflex and Impinj, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aeroflex 0 0 2 0 3.00
Impinj 0 3 4 0 2.57

Aeroflex currently has a consensus target price of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Impinj has a consensus target price of $36.20, suggesting a potential upside of 57.73%. Given Aeroflex’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Aeroflex is more favorable than Impinj.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.0% of Impinj shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.2% of Impinj shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aeroflex and Impinj’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aeroflex N/A N/A N/A ($0.93) N/A
Impinj $112.29 million 4.28 -$1.67 million ($0.38) -60.39

Aeroflex has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Impinj. Impinj is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Aeroflex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Aeroflex and Impinj’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aeroflex N/A N/A N/A
Impinj -5.97% -1.15% -0.87%

Aeroflex Company Profile

Aeroflex Holding Corp. (Aeroflex Holding) is a provider of radio frequency (RF) and microwave integrated circuits, components and systems used in the design, development and maintenance of wireless communication systems. The Company’s solutions include microelectronic components and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics and defense; commercial wireless communications, and medical and other markets. Its products include a range of RF, microwave and millimeter wave microelectronic components, integrated circuits (ICs), and analog and mixed-signal devices. It operates in two segments: Aeroflex Microelectronics Solutions (AMS) and Aeroflex Test Solutions (ATS). In February 2014, Aeroflex Holding Corp announced the acquisition of Shenick Network Systems. In September 2014, Cobham PLC completes Aeroflex acquisition.

Impinj Company Profile

Impinj, Inc. is a provider of RAIN radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions. The Company sells a platform that includes endpoint integrated circuits (ICs), reader ICs, readers and gateways that enable wireless connectivity to everyday items, and software that delivers Item Intelligence from endpoint reads. The Impinj Platform connects billions of everyday items, such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, drivers’ licenses, food and luggage to applications, such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication, delivering real-time information to businesses about items they create, manage, transport and sell. The Impinj Platform wirelessly delivers information about these items’ identity, location and authenticity, or Item Intelligence, to the digital world.

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