Head-To-Head Comparison: e.Digital (OTCMKTS:EDIG) vs. Analog Devices (OTCMKTS:ADI)

e.Digital (OTCMKTS:EDIG) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Dividends

Analog Devices pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. e.Digital does not pay a dividend. Analog Devices pays out 41.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.6% of Analog Devices shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of e.Digital shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Analog Devices shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

e.Digital has a beta of 2.02, meaning that its share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Analog Devices has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for e.Digital and Analog Devices, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
e.Digital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Analog Devices 0 4 13 0 2.76

Analog Devices has a consensus target price of $118.89, indicating a potential upside of 5.26%. Given Analog Devices’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Analog Devices is more favorable than e.Digital.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares e.Digital and Analog Devices’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
e.Digital $700,000.00 N/A -$1.27 million N/A N/A
Analog Devices $5.99 billion 6.96 $1.50 billion $5.15 21.93

Analog Devices has higher revenue and earnings than e.Digital.

Profitability

This table compares e.Digital and Analog Devices’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
e.Digital N/A N/A N/A
Analog Devices 22.75% 16.39% 8.86%

Summary

Analog Devices beats e.Digital on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

e.Digital Company Profile

e.Digital Corporation engages in developing and marketing an intellectual property portfolio of context and interpersonal awareness systems, advanced data security technologies, secure communication technologies, and other technologies. It is involved in licensing and enforcing its Nunchi portfolio of patents related to context and interpersonal awareness systems; microSignet data security technology based on characteristics in semi-conductors; Synap security system, method, and apparatus to solve the issues of encryption key generation and exchange; and other technologies. The company was formerly known as Norris Communications, Inc. and changed its name to e.Digital Corporation in January 1999. e.Digital Corporation was founded in 1988 and is based in San Diego, California.

Analog Devices Company Profile

Analog Devices, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of integrated circuits (ICs). Its products include industrial process control systems, medical imaging equipment, factory process automation systems, patient vital signs monitoring devices, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, energy management systems, networking equipment, aerospace and defense electronics, optical systems, automobiles, and portable consumer devices. The company was founded by Raymond P. Stata and Matthew Lorber in 1965 and is headquartered in Norwood, MA.

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