Media 100 (OTCMKTS:MDEA) and Logitech International (NASDAQ:LOGI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Media 100 and Logitech International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Logitech International||$2.98 billion||4.70||$449.72 million||$1.89||44.33|
Logitech International has higher revenue and earnings than Media 100.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
35.3% of Logitech International shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of Media 100 shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Logitech International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Media 100 and Logitech International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Logitech International has a consensus price target of $89.13, indicating a potential upside of 6.37%. Given Logitech International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Logitech International is more favorable than Media 100.
Volatility & Risk
Media 100 has a beta of -1.29, meaning that its stock price is 229% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Logitech International has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Media 100 and Logitech International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Logitech International beats Media 100 on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Media 100 Company Profile
Media 100 Inc. designs, develops, and sells media systems for content design. Its product lines consist of 844/X, a system for content design; Media 100 i, a family of dual-stream video editing systems that uses Macintosh; and iFinish, a family of dual-stream video editing systems that uses Windows. The company's products are personal computer-based workstations configured with proprietary software and hardware for performing video, audio, graphics, and metadata processing functions in real time. The company also offers technical support, software upgrades, and maintenance contracts. The company sells its products worldwide through direct sales force, value-added resellers, and distributors to broadcast designers, visual effects artists, and video editors of professional television and post-production establishments. Media 100 Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Logitech International Company Profile
Logitech International S.A., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets products that helps people connect to digital and cloud experiences. The company offers pointing devices, such as wireless mouse and trackball; corded and cordless keyboards, living room keyboards, and keyboard-and-mouse combinations; PC webcams; and keyboards for tablets and smartphones, as well as other accessories for mobile devices. It also provides keyboards, mice, headsets, and simulation products, such as steering wheels and flight sticks for gamers; video conferencing products, and controllers for video conferencing room solutions; portable wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speakers, PC speakers, PC headsets, in-ear headphones, and wireless audio wearables; home entertainment controllers for smart home devices comprising lighting, thermostats and door locks, and home security cameras. The company sells its products through a network of distributors, retailers, and e-tailers under the Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Streamlabs, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones brands. Its channel network includes consumer electronics distributors, retailers, mass merchandisers, specialty stores, computer and telecommunications stores, value-added resellers, and online merchants. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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