Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ: EFII) is one of 31 public companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Electronics for Imaging to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.0% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Electronics for Imaging shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Electronics for Imaging and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Electronics for Imaging 4.70% 5.58% 3.07%
Electronics for Imaging Competitors 4.03% 10.45% 6.20%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Electronics for Imaging and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Electronics for Imaging 1 2 10 0 2.69
Electronics for Imaging Competitors 311 1516 3197 124 2.61

Electronics for Imaging presently has a consensus target price of $51.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.04%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 3.72%. Given Electronics for Imaging’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Electronics for Imaging is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Electronics for Imaging has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electronics for Imaging’s rivals have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Electronics for Imaging and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Electronics for Imaging $988.02 million $121.81 million 42.30
Electronics for Imaging Competitors $21.04 billion $4.38 billion 19.42

Electronics for Imaging’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Electronics for Imaging. Electronics for Imaging is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Electronics for Imaging rivals beat Electronics for Imaging on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Electronics for Imaging

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is engaged in digital printing, focused on the transformation of the printing, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, and textile industries from the use of traditional analog-based printing to digital on-demand printing. It operates through three segments. The Industrial Inkjet segment consists of its VUTEk and Matan super-wide and wide format display graphics, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers; ceramic, water-based, and thermoforming ink, and digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services. The Productivity Software segment consists of a software suite that enables automated end-to-end business and production workflows for the print and packaging industry. The Fiery segment consists of digital front ends that transform digital copiers and printers into networked printing devices for the office, industrial and commercial printing markets.

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