InterDigital (NASDAQ: IDCC) and (NASDAQ:LITEV) are both communications & networking – nec companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Dividends

InterDigital pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. does not pay a dividend. InterDigital pays out 19.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares InterDigital and ‘s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
InterDigital $665.85 million 3.70 $309.00 million $7.24 9.81
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

InterDigital has higher revenue and earnings than .

Profitability

This table compares InterDigital and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InterDigital 42.94% 32.77% 14.02%
N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.8% of InterDigital shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of InterDigital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for InterDigital and , as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InterDigital 0 2 2 0 2.50
0 0 0 0 N/A

InterDigital currently has a consensus target price of $91.33, indicating a potential upside of 28.55%.

Summary

InterDigital beats on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

InterDigital Company Profile

InterDigital, Inc. designs and develops technologies for wireless communications. The Company is focused on three technology areas: cellular wireless technology, Internet of things (IoT) technology, and, through its Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. (Hillcrest Labs) subsidiary, sensor and sensor fusion technology. It offers a range of technologies that are used in digital cellular and wireless products and networks, including second generation (2G), third generation (3G), fourth generation (4G) and IEEE 802-related products and networks. Products incorporating its inventions include mobile devices, such as cellular phones, tablets, notebook computers and wireless personal digital assistants; wireless infrastructure equipment, such as base stations; components, dongles and modules for wireless devices, and IoT devices and software platforms. The Company is developing a range of technologies in the areas of video compression and delivery, security, analytics, and other areas.

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