Critical Review: Identiv (INVE) and Its Competitors

Identiv (NASDAQ: INVE) is one of 22 public companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Identiv to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Identiv has a beta of -0.5, suggesting that its stock price is 150% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Identiv’s rivals have a beta of 0.91, suggesting that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Identiv and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Identiv 0 1 1 0 2.50
Identiv Competitors 107 332 454 21 2.43

Identiv presently has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 75.62%. As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 23.40%. Given Identiv’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Identiv is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Identiv and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Identiv -7.53% -50.00% -8.36%
Identiv Competitors -46.45% -19.80% -8.97%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.4% of Identiv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.5% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.3% of Identiv shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Identiv and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Identiv $58.44 million $208,000.00 -12.74
Identiv Competitors $1.18 billion $50.73 million -40.83

Identiv’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Identiv. Identiv is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Identiv rivals beat Identiv on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Identiv

Identiv, Inc. is a global security technology company. The Company operates through four segments: Physical access control systems (PACS), Identity, Credentials and All Other. PACS segment provides solutions and services that enable the issuance, management and use of secure identity credentials in diverse markets. PACS business offers Hirsch line of controllers, including the advanced MX line, Hirsch’s Velocity management software and its Identiv connected physical access manager software, EDGE controller and reader package. Identity segment offers products to secure enterprise information, including login and printers through delivery of smart card reader products and identity management through its idOnDemand service. Credentials segment offers access cards, radio frequency identification (RFID) and near field communication products, including cards, labels, tags and stickers, as well as RF components. All Other segment includes products, such as Chipdrive and Digital Media readers.

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