Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ: EFII) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Electronics for Imaging to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Electronics for Imaging and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Electronics for Imaging 1 2 10 0 2.69
Electronics for Imaging Competitors 267 1415 3177 116 2.63

Electronics for Imaging currently has a consensus price target of $51.44, suggesting a potential upside of 22.52%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 9.47%. Given Electronics for Imaging’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Electronics for Imaging is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.0% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Electronics for Imaging shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Electronics for Imaging has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electronics for Imaging’s peers have a beta of 1.29, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Electronics for Imaging and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Electronics for Imaging $988.02 million $130.87 million 42.85
Electronics for Imaging Competitors $21.04 billion $4.38 billion 20.23

Electronics for Imaging’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Electronics for Imaging. Electronics for Imaging is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Electronics for Imaging and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Electronics for Imaging 4.70% 5.58% 3.07%
Electronics for Imaging Competitors 3.86% 10.24% 6.07%

Summary

Electronics for Imaging peers beat Electronics for Imaging on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Electronics for Imaging Company Profile

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is engaged in digital printing, focused on the transformation of the printing, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, and textile industries from the use of traditional analog-based printing to digital on-demand printing. It operates through three segments. The Industrial Inkjet segment consists of its VUTEk and Matan super-wide and wide format display graphics, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers; ceramic, water-based, and thermoforming ink, and digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services. The Productivity Software segment consists of a software suite that enables automated end-to-end business and production workflows for the print and packaging industry. The Fiery segment consists of digital front ends that transform digital copiers and printers into networked printing devices for the office, industrial and commercial printing markets.

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