Belden (BDC) & Inseego (INSG) Financial Contrast

Belden (NYSE: BDC) and Inseego (NASDAQ:INSG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Belden and Inseego’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Belden $2.39 billion 1.29 $93.21 million $1.37 53.44
Inseego $243.55 million 0.47 -$60.57 million ($1.22) -1.62

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


Belden pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Inseego does not pay a dividend. Belden pays out 14.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Belden has a beta of 2.29, indicating that its stock price is 129% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inseego has a beta of 0.24, indicating that its stock price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

12.1% of Inseego shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Belden shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.1% of Inseego shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Belden and Inseego’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Belden 3.90% 18.20% 6.97%
Inseego -30.71% N/A -24.17%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Belden and Inseego, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Belden 0 2 6 0 2.75
Inseego 0 1 1 0 2.50

Belden presently has a consensus target price of $91.33, suggesting a potential upside of 24.76%. Inseego has a consensus target price of $1.88, suggesting a potential downside of 5.06%. Given Belden’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Belden is more favorable than Inseego.


Belden beats Inseego on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Belden Company Profile

Belden Inc. is a signal transmission solutions provider company. The Company operates through five segment: Broadcast Solutions (Broadcast), Enterprise Connectivity Solutions (Enterprise), Industrial Connectivity Solutions (Industrial Connectivity), Industrial IT Solutions (Industrial IT), and Network Security Solutions (Network Security). The segments design, manufacture, and market a portfolio of signal transmission solutions for applications used in a variety of end markets, including broadcast, enterprise, and industrial. The Company’s portfolio of signal transmission solutions provides transmission of data, sound, and video for various applications. The Company’s sells its products to distributors, end users, installers, and to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company has manufacturing facilities in the United States, other manufacturing and operating facilities in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, and St. Kitts, as well as in various countries in Europe.

Inseego Company Profile

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a provider of intelligent wireless solutions for the mobile communications market. The Company’s range of products includes intelligent mobile hotspots, universal serial bus (USB) modems, embedded modules, integrated asset-management and mobile tracking machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, communications and applications software and cloud services. It operates in the wireless communications industry in two product categories: M2M Products and Solutions, and Mobile Computing Solutions. M2M Products and Solutions includes its M2M embedded modules, integrated M2M communications devices, Ctrack fleet management platform and its service delivery platforms, Crossroads, DMS, the N4A DM and N4A CMS that provide device management and service enablement. Mobile Computing Solutions includes its MiFi brand of intelligent mobile hotspot devices, USB modems and embedded modules that enable Internet access and data transmission and services via cellular wireless networks.

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