Logitech International (NASDAQ: LOGI) and RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, dividends and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.6% of Logitech International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.4% of RadiSys Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Logitech International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of RadiSys Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Logitech International and RadiSys Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Logitech International 9.15% 25.18% 13.82%
RadiSys Corporation -14.38% -14.12% -5.46%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Logitech International and RadiSys Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Logitech International $2.27 billion 2.58 $251.67 million $1.24 28.78
RadiSys Corporation $168.66 million 0.38 -$8.87 million ($0.63) -2.62

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

Dividends

Logitech International pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. RadiSys Corporation does not pay a dividend. Logitech International pays out 46.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Logitech International has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RadiSys Corporation has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Logitech International and RadiSys Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Logitech International 0 2 5 0 2.71
RadiSys Corporation 0 0 4 0 3.00

Logitech International currently has a consensus target price of $36.13, suggesting a potential upside of 1.22%. RadiSys Corporation has a consensus target price of $3.63, suggesting a potential upside of 119.70%. Given RadiSys Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe RadiSys Corporation is more favorable than Logitech International.

Summary

Logitech International beats RadiSys Corporation on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Logitech International

Logitech International S.A. is a holding company. The Company designs, manufactures and markets products that allow people to connect through music, gaming, video, computing, and other digital platforms. The Company operates through peripheral segment. The Company offers its products to a network of domestic and international customers, including direct sales to retailers, e-tailers, and indirect sales through distributors. The Company’s retail network across the world includes consumer electronics distributors, retailers, mass merchandisers, specialty electronics stores, computer and telecommunications stores, value-added resellers and online merchants. Its music solutions are focused primarily on mobile speakers, including its UE BOOM family of mobile wireless speakers, its Jaybird wireless audio wearables for sports and active lifestyles, and its custom in-ear headphones. It offers a range of gaming gear for gamers, including mice, keyboards, headsets, gamepads and steering wheels.

About RadiSys Corporation

Radisys Corporation (Radisys) is a services acceleration company. The Company’s application aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing products and wireless access technologies enable service providers to virtualize and monetize their networks. The Company’s products and services are organized into two segments: Software-Systems, and Embedded Products and Hardware Services. The Company’s Software-Systems segment consists of three product families: FlowEngine, MediaEngine and CellEngine. Also included in the Software-Systems segment is its Professional Service organization. The Company’s Embedded Products and Hardware Services segment provides customers with hardware based products targeted at the communications and healthcare markets. Products within this segment fall under primary categories, including T-Series Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) Platforms, Component Object Model (COM) Express and Rackmount Servers, and Other Products.

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