Comparing Uni-Pixel (UNXLQ) & Zebra Technologies (ZBRA)

Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and Uni-Pixel (OTCMKTS:UNXLQ) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Zebra Technologies and Uni-Pixel, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zebra Technologies 0 3 7 0 2.70
Uni-Pixel 0 2 0 0 2.00

Zebra Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $112.71, indicating a potential upside of 7.03%. Uni-Pixel has a consensus target price of $1.21, indicating a potential upside of 9,983.33%. Given Uni-Pixel’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Uni-Pixel is more favorable than Zebra Technologies.


This table compares Zebra Technologies and Uni-Pixel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zebra Technologies 0.82% 41.17% 7.29%
Uni-Pixel -675.26% -627.00% -249.93%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Zebra Technologies and Uni-Pixel’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zebra Technologies $3.57 billion 1.57 -$137.00 million $0.59 178.49
Uni-Pixel $4.10 million 0.21 -$29.43 million ($0.70) -0.02

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.7% of Zebra Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Zebra Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Zebra Technologies has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Uni-Pixel has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Zebra Technologies beats Uni-Pixel on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures and sells a range of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) products. The Company’s AIDC products include mobile computers, barcode scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, wireless local area network (WLAN) products, specialty printers for barcode labeling and personal identification, real-time location systems (RTLS), related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables, and utilities and application software. The Company operates through two segments: Enterprise, which comprises its mobile computing, data capture, RFID and WLAN products, and services, and Legacy Zebra, which comprises barcode and card printing, location solutions, supplies and services. The Company’s products are used in automatic identification (auto ID), data collection and personal identification applications.

About Uni-Pixel

Uni-Pixel, Inc. develops and markets touch sensor films for the touch screen and flexible electronics markets. The Company’s roll-to-roll electronics manufacturing process patterns fine line conductive elements on thin films. The Company markets its technologies for touch panel sensor and hard coat resin for cover glass replacement, and protective cover film applications under the XTouch and Diamond Guard brands. The Company is engaged in the optical design and manufacturing of microstructured polymer film materials and related technologies for the display, flexible electronics and automotive industries. It makes transparent conductive films and flexible electronic films for high volume, roll to roll patterning of flexible thin-film conductor patterns. The Company sells the touch screen films under the brand XTouch, as sub-components of a fully assembled touch sensor module. The Company has developed a hard coat resin that can be applied using film, spray or inkjet coating methods.

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