Reviewing IMPINJ (PI) and Fanuc (FANUY)

IMPINJ (NASDAQ: PI) and Fanuc (OTCMKTS:FANUY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for IMPINJ and Fanuc, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IMPINJ 0 5 2 0 2.29
Fanuc 0 1 0 0 2.00

IMPINJ currently has a consensus target price of $23.67, suggesting a potential upside of 35.32%. Given IMPINJ’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe IMPINJ is more favorable than Fanuc.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IMPINJ and Fanuc’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IMPINJ $125.30 million 2.98 -$17.32 million ($0.29) -60.31
Fanuc $4.99 billion 8.51 $1.19 billion $0.61 35.95

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

Risk and Volatility

IMPINJ has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fanuc has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares IMPINJ and Fanuc’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IMPINJ -24.95% -11.89% -9.03%
Fanuc N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.9% of IMPINJ shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of Fanuc shares are held by institutional investors. 15.2% of IMPINJ shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Fanuc beats IMPINJ on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

IMPINJ Company Profile

Impinj, Inc. operates a platform that enables wireless connectivity to everyday items by delivering each item's unique identity, location, and authenticity to business and consumer applications. The company's platform includes endpoint integrated circuits (ICs) product, a miniature radios-on-a-chip, which attach-to and identify their host items; and connectivity layer that comprises readers, gateways, and reader ICs to wirelessly identify, locate, authenticate, and engage endpoints via RAIN, as well as provide power to and communicate bidirectionally with endpoint ICs. Its platform also consists of software layer that comprises ItemSense, an operating system for platform. In addition, the company's platform connects everyday items, such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, drivers' licenses, food, and luggage to consumer and business applications, including inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking, and item authentication, as well as delivers real-time information to businesses about items they create, manage, transport, and sell. It primarily serves retail, healthcare, supply chain and logistics, airline, automotive, industrial and manufacturing, consumer experience, food, datacenter, travel, banking, and linen and uniform tracking sectors through distributors, system integrators, value-added resellers, and software solution partners in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Impinj, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Fanuc Company Profile

Fanuc Corporation provides factory automation products worldwide. The company offers CNC series, servo motors, lasers, robots, compact machining centers, electric injection molding machines, wire-cut electric discharge machines, and super nano machines. Fanuc Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Minamitsuru-gun, Japan.

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