Key Tronic (NASDAQ: KTCC) and Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

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Key Tronic has a beta of 0.09, indicating that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortinet has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Key Tronic and Fortinet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Key Tronic 0.55% 3.13% 1.57%
Fortinet 2.10% 11.77% 4.20%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Key Tronic and Fortinet, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Key Tronic 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fortinet 1 12 11 0 2.42

Fortinet has a consensus price target of $50.23, indicating a potential downside of 11.51%. Given Fortinet’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fortinet is more favorable than Key Tronic.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

42.7% of Key Tronic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.8% of Fortinet shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of Key Tronic shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of Fortinet shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Key Tronic and Fortinet’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Key Tronic $467.80 million 0.16 $5.61 million $0.51 13.94
Fortinet $1.49 billion 6.38 $31.39 million $0.52 109.15

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


Fortinet beats Key Tronic on 13 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Key Tronic

Key Tronic Corporation, doing business as KeyTronicEMS Co., provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and solutions to original equipment manufacturers in the United States and internationally. The company offers integrated electronic and mechanical engineering, assembly, sourcing and procurement, logistics, and new product testing services. Its services include product design; surface mount technologies and pin through hole capability for printed circuit board assembly; tool making; precision plastic molding; sheet metal fabrication; liquid injection molding; complex assembly; automated tape winding; prototype design; and full product assembly services. The company also manufactures keyboards and other input devices. It markets its products and services primarily through field sales people and distributors. Key Tronic Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington.

About Fortinet

Fortinet, Inc. is a network security company. The Company provides cyber security solutions to a range of enterprises, service providers and government organizations across the world. Its network security solution consists of FortiGate physical, virtual machine and cloud platforms, which provide integrated security and networking functions to protect data, applications and users from network-and content-level security threats. The Company’s product offerings consist of its FortiGate product family, along with its FortiManager central management and FortiAnalyzer central logging and reporting product families. Its cybersecurity platform includes a range of products, which include its FortiMail e-mail security, FortiSandbox advanced threat protection (ATP), FortiWeb Web application firewall, FortiDDos and FortiDB database security appliances, as well as its FortiClient endpoint security software, FortiAP secure wireless access points and FortiSwitch secure switch connectivity products.

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