Head to Head Contrast: Jabil (JBL) versus OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ:OVTI)

Jabil (NYSE: JBL) and OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ:OVTI) 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, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.


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Jabil pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. OmniVision Technologies does not pay a dividend. Jabil pays out 17.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.8% of Jabil shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Jabil shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Jabil and OmniVision Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jabil 0.60% 14.31% 3.01%
OmniVision Technologies 4.06% 4.74% 3.77%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jabil and OmniVision Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jabil $19.06 billion 0.26 $129.09 million $1.85 15.11
OmniVision Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Jabil has higher revenue and earnings than OmniVision Technologies.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Jabil and OmniVision Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jabil 2 4 5 0 2.27
OmniVision Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Jabil currently has a consensus price target of $32.50, suggesting a potential upside of 16.28%. Given Jabil’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Jabil is more favorable than OmniVision Technologies.


Jabil beats OmniVision Technologies on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jabil Company Profile

Jabil Inc. provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Electronics Manufacturing Services and Diversified Manufacturing Services. It offers electronics design, production, and product management services. The company provides electronic circuit design services, such as application-specific integrated circuit design, firmware development and rapid prototyping services; and designs plastic and metal enclosures that include the electro-mechanics, such as the printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA). It also specializes in three-dimensional mechanical design comprising the analysis of electronic, electro-mechanical, and optical assemblies, as well as offers various industrial design, advance mechanism development, and tooling management services. In addition, the company provides computer-assisted design services consisting of PCBA design, and PCBA design validation and verification services; and other consulting services, such as the generation of a bill of materials, approved vendor list, and assembly equipment configuration for various PCBA designs. Further, it offers product and process validation services that include product system, product safety, regulatory compliance, and reliability tests, as well as manufacturing test solution development services. Additionally, the company offers systems assembly, test, direct-order fulfillment, and configure-to-order services. It serves automotive and transportation, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, networking and telecommunications, packaging, point of sale, and printing industries. The company was formerly known as Jabil Circuit, Inc. and changed its name to Jabil Inc. in June 2017. Jabil Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

OmniVision Technologies Company Profile

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OmniVision) designs, develops, manufactures and markets image-sensor devices. The Company’s primary product, a semiconductor image-sensing device called the CameraChip, is used to capture an image electronically, and is used in a range of consumer and commercial mass-market applications. Its CameraChip image sensors are manufactured using the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) fabrication process and are primarily single-chip solutions that integrate various functions, including image capture, image processing, color processing, signal conversion and output of a processed image or video stream. The Company has also integrated its CameraChip image sensors with wafer-level optics, called CameraCubeChip imaging devices. Its CameraCubeChip imaging device is a small-footprint, total camera solution. OmniVision, through Aurora Systems, Inc., offers a dual-camera video sharing technology called Video-in-Video (ViV).

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