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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Logitech International and SMART Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Logitech International $2.27 billion 2.67 $251.67 million $1.24 29.82
SMART Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($5.46) -0.82

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

Volatility and Risk

Logitech International has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SMART Technologies has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Logitech International and SMART Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Logitech International 0 1 4 0 2.80
SMART Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Logitech International presently has a consensus price target of $38.80, indicating a potential upside of 4.92%. Given Logitech International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Logitech International is more favorable than SMART Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Logitech International and SMART Technologies’ 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%
SMART Technologies -9.52% N/A -17.44%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.8% of Logitech International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.7% of SMART Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Logitech International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Logitech International pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. SMART Technologies does not pay a dividend. Logitech International pays out 46.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Logitech International beats SMART Technologies on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Logitech International Company Profile

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.

SMART Technologies Company Profile

SMART Technologies Inc. (SMART) is a provider of technology solutions. SMART solutions include large-format displays, collaboration software and services that enable teaching, learning and work experiences in schools and workplaces. Its hardware and software products for the education market include SMART Board interactive flat panels, SMART kapp digital capture board, SMART Board interactive whiteboards, SMART Learning Suite Software, SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, SMART lab, SMART response 2, SMART amp collaborative learning software and SMART Exchange. It offers a range of visual collaboration solutions, consisting of software combined with touch-sensitive interactive displays and remote conferencing capabilities. Its hardware and software products for the enterprise market include SMART kapp iQ and SMART kapp iQ Pro, kapp digital capture board, SMART Room System for Microsoft Skype for Business, SMART Meeting Pro software and Bridgit conferencing software.

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