Financial Review: Electronics for Imaging (EFII) vs. The Competition

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

Volatility and Risk

Electronics for Imaging has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electronics for Imaging’s rivals have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Electronics for Imaging and its rivals’ 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%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Electronics for Imaging and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

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 1407 3162 116 2.63

Electronics for Imaging presently has a consensus price target of $51.44, indicating a potential upside of 23.69%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 5.34%. Given Electronics for Imaging’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Electronics for Imaging is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Electronics for Imaging $988.02 million $130.87 million 42.44
Electronics for Imaging Competitors $21.04 billion $4.38 billion 20.32

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

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

Summary

Electronics for Imaging rivals 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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