OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS) is one of 156 public companies in the “ELECTRONICS” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare OSI Systems to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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55.8% of shares of all “ELECTRONICS” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.6% of OSI Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “ELECTRONICS” companies 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for OSI Systems and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OSI Systems 0 1 3 0 2.75
OSI Systems Competitors 454 2488 3883 181 2.54

OSI Systems currently has a consensus target price of $88.75, suggesting a potential upside of 36.04%. As a group, “ELECTRONICS” companies have a potential upside of 10.45%. Given OSI Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe OSI Systems is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares OSI Systems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OSI Systems -2.06% 12.78% 5.51%
OSI Systems Competitors -17.43% -7.45% -1.53%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares OSI Systems and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
OSI Systems $960.95 million $21.07 million -56.73
OSI Systems Competitors $4.31 billion $334.97 million 50.16

OSI Systems’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than OSI Systems. OSI Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

OSI Systems has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OSI Systems’ competitors have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

OSI Systems beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About OSI Systems

OSI Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications. The Company sells its products and provides related services in diversified markets, including homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace. The Company operates in three segments, which include Security, which provides security and inspection systems, turnkey security screening solutions and related services; Healthcare, which provides patient monitoring, diagnostic cardiology, anesthesia delivery and ventilation systems and defibrillators, and Optoelectronics and Manufacturing, which provides electronic components and electronic manufacturing services for the Security and Healthcare divisions, as well as to external original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and end users for applications in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial markets, among others.

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