Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) and Minebea Mitsumi (OTCMKTS:MNBEY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Dividends

Minebea Mitsumi pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Vishay Precision Group does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Vishay Precision Group and Minebea Mitsumi, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vishay Precision Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Minebea Mitsumi 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vishay Precision Group currently has a consensus price target of $53.00, indicating a potential upside of 61.14%. Given Vishay Precision Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vishay Precision Group is more favorable than Minebea Mitsumi.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.7% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.5% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Vishay Precision Group and Minebea Mitsumi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vishay Precision Group 8.45% 12.63% 8.19%
Minebea Mitsumi 6.21% 17.06% 8.57%

Risk and Volatility

Vishay Precision Group has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Minebea Mitsumi has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vishay Precision Group and Minebea Mitsumi’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vishay Precision Group $254.35 million 1.74 $14.34 million $1.14 28.85
Minebea Mitsumi $7.94 billion 0.82 $536.22 million N/A N/A

Minebea Mitsumi has higher revenue and earnings than Vishay Precision Group.

About Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets sensors, sensor-based measurement systems, specialty resistors, and strain gages in Asia, the United States, Israel, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems. The company's product portfolio includes foil resistors, foil strain gages, transducers, load cells, weighing modules, data acquisition systems, and weighing and control systems, as well as sensors that convert mechanical inputs into an electronic signal for display, processing, interpretation, or control by its instrumentation and system products. Its products are primarily used in the military and aerospace, medical, agricultural, steel, and construction sectors for application in waste management, bulk hauling, logging, scale manufacturing, engineering systems, pharmaceutical, oil, chemical, steel, paper, and food industries. The company markets and sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing services companies, and independent distributors, as well as directly to end-use customers. Vishay Precision Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

About Minebea Mitsumi

MinebeaMitsumi Inc. manufactures and supplies machined components, and electronic devices and components in China, Japan, Thailand, Europe, the United States, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Machined Components, Electronic Devices and Components, and MITSUMI business. The Machined Components segment provides bearing products, including miniature and small-sized ball bearings, rod-end and spherical bearings, roller bearings, bushings, and precision machined parts. This segment also offers bearing-related products comprising pivot assemblies and precision mechanical assemblies; and fasteners, defense related special components, and magnetic clutches and brakes. The Electronic Devices and Components segment provides rotary components, such as fan motors, blowers, hybrid type stepping motors, small diameter/PM stepping motors, brush DC motors, small brushless motors, power brushless motors, polygon mirror scanner motors, HDD spindle motors, high-pressure blowers, rotation angle sensors, and fan units; and back light inverters and LED drivers, as well as lighting devices for LCDs. This segment also offers measuring components consisting of strain gages, force sensors, load cells, pressure sensors, torque transducers, vector sensors, digital indicators, and tensile and compression testing machines. The MITSUMI business segment makes camera actuators for smartphones, mechanical parts, connectors, switches, power supply components, antennas, tuners and semi-conductor devices. It serves customers in IT, telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, home appliance, and other industries. The company was formerly known as Minebea Co., Ltd. and changed its name to MinebeaMitsumi Inc. in January 2017. MinebeaMitsumi Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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