Synnex Corporation (NYSE: SNX) and Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Synnex Corporation and Stratasys’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synnex Corporation $15.01 billion 0.31 $603.29 million $6.97 16.73
Stratasys $665.63 million 1.79 $30.05 million ($1.07) -21.05

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

Dividends

Synnex Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Stratasys does not pay a dividend. Synnex Corporation pays out 14.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Synnex Corporation and Stratasys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synnex Corporation 1.86% 16.29% 6.35%
Stratasys -8.33% 0.29% 0.24%

Risk and Volatility

Synnex Corporation has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stratasys has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.4% of Synnex Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of Stratasys shares are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Synnex Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of Stratasys shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synnex Corporation 0 2 3 1 2.83
Stratasys 5 9 4 0 1.94

Synnex Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $132.20, suggesting a potential upside of 13.35%. Stratasys has a consensus target price of $24.21, suggesting a potential upside of 7.52%. Given Synnex Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Synnex Corporation is more favorable than Stratasys.

Summary

Synnex Corporation beats Stratasys on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Synnex Corporation Company Profile

Synnex Corporation is a business process services company. The Company provides a range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry and providing outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy. The Company operates in two segments: Technology Solutions and Concentrix. The Company’s Technology Solutions segment distributes peripherals, information technology (IT) systems, including data center server and storage solutions, system components, software, networking/communications/security equipment, and consumer electronics (CE) and complementary products. Within its Technology Solutions segment, the Company also provides systems design and integration solutions. The Company’s Concentrix segment offers a portfolio of solutions and end-to-end business services focused on customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation.

Stratasys Company Profile

Stratasys, Inc. is a manufacturer of three-dimensional (3D) printers and rapid prototyping (RP) systems for the office-based RP and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells a product line of 3D printers and DDM systems (and related consumable materials) that create physical models from computer-aided design (CAD) designs. It also offer rapid prototyping and production part manufacturing services through its centers located in North America, Europe and Australia. In January 2009, the Company introduced the uPrint Personal 3D Printer. In January 2009, it began offering a thermoplastic for direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping called ULTEM 9085.

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