Logitech International (NASDAQ: LOGI) and QLogic (NASDAQ:QLGC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.8% of Logitech International shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Logitech International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Logitech International and QLogic, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Logitech International 0 1 5 0 2.83
QLogic 0 0 0 0 N/A

Logitech International presently has a consensus target price of $36.13, indicating a potential upside of 3.07%. Given Logitech International’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Logitech International is more favorable than QLogic.

Volatility & Risk

Logitech International has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QLogic has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Logitech International and QLogic’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%
QLogic 15.71% 9.67% 8.76%

Dividends

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Logitech International and QLogic’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Logitech International $2.27 billion 2.53 $251.67 million $1.24 28.27
QLogic N/A N/A N/A $0.75 21.43

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

Summary

Logitech International beats QLogic on 9 of the 12 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 QLogic

QLogic Corporation (QLogic), designs and supplies server and storage networking connectivity products that provide and manage computer data communication. The Company’s products facilitate the transfer of data and enable resource sharing between servers, networks and storage. Its products are used in enterprise, managed service provider, consumer Web, and cloud service provider data centers. Its products are based primarily on Fiber Channel and Ethernet technologies and are used in connection with storage networks, data networks and converged networks. Storage networks are used to provide access to storage across enterprise environments. Fibre Channel is a technology for enterprise storage networking. Data networks are used to provide workstation-to-server, server-to-server, and server-to-storage connectivity using Ethernet. Converged networks are designed to address the data center by consolidating and unifying storage and data networks, using high-speed Ethernet.

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