Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) and Viasystems Group (NASDAQ:VIAS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Display Corporation and Viasystems Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Display Corporation 31.15% 14.90% 12.72%
Viasystems Group -2.73% -17.43% -2.95%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Universal Display Corporation and Viasystems Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Display Corporation 0 5 6 0 2.55
Viasystems Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Universal Display Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $119.25, indicating a potential downside of 10.14%. Given Universal Display Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Universal Display Corporation is more favorable than Viasystems Group.

Dividends

Universal Display Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Viasystems Group does not pay a dividend. Universal Display Corporation pays out 6.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Universal Display Corporation and Viasystems Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Display Corporation $262.87 million 23.74 $131.26 million $1.73 76.71
Viasystems Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Universal Display Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Viasystems Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.1% of Universal Display Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Universal Display Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Universal Display Corporation beats Viasystems Group on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Universal Display Corporation Company Profile

Universal Display Corporation is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED), technologies and materials for use in display and solid-state lighting applications. The Company also supplies its OLED materials to manufacturers of OLED displays and lighting products for evaluation and for use in product development and for pre-commercial activities, and it also provides technical assistance and support to these manufacturers. The Company has produced and sold phosphorescent emitter materials that produce red, yellow, green and light-blue light, which are combined in various ways for the display and lighting markets. It has also developed host materials for the emissive layer. The Company is a supplier of phosphorescent emitter materials to OLED product manufacturers. Phosphorescent OLEDs utilize specialized materials and device structures that allow OLEDs to emit light through a process known as phosphorescence.

Viasystems Group Company Profile

Viasystems Group, Inc. (Viasystems) provides multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). The Company operates in two segments: Printed Circuit Boards and Assembly. The Printed Circuit Boards segment offers PCB products. The Assembly segment includes the Company’s E-M Solutions products and services. The Company has around 15 manufacturing facilities, including eight in the United States and seven located outside of the United States. The Company’s PCB products are produced at its eight domestic facilities, three of its five facilities are in China and one facility is in Canada. The Company’s E-M Solutions products and services are provided from other two facilities in China and one facility in Mexico. In addition to its manufacturing facilities, the Company maintains engineering and customer service centers in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Canada, Mexico and the United States to support its customers’ local needs.

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