Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) and Uni-Pixel (NASDAQ:UNXL) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Teledyne Technologies has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Uni-Pixel has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.9% of Teledyne Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.3% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Teledyne Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Teledyne Technologies and Uni-Pixel’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Teledyne Technologies $2.32 billion 2.45 $420.20 million $5.44 29.60
Uni-Pixel $4.91 million 0.76 -$28.13 million ($0.70) -0.07

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Teledyne Technologies and Uni-Pixel, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Teledyne Technologies 0 1 1 0 2.50
Uni-Pixel 0 2 0 0 2.00

Teledyne Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $153.50, suggesting a potential downside of 4.68%. Uni-Pixel has a consensus target price of $1.21, suggesting a potential upside of 2,272.55%. Given Uni-Pixel’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Uni-Pixel is more favorable than Teledyne Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Teledyne Technologies and Uni-Pixel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Teledyne Technologies 8.44% 13.80% 6.82%
Uni-Pixel -675.26% -627.00% -249.93%

Summary

Teledyne Technologies beats Uni-Pixel on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Teledyne Technologies Company Profile

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets. The Company’s segments include Instrumentation, Digital Imaging, Aerospace and Defense Electronics, and Engineered Systems. Instrumentation segment provides monitoring and control instruments for marine, environmental, industrial and other applications, as well as electronic test and measurement equipment. Digital Imaging segment includes sensors, cameras and systems, within the visible, infrared, ultraviolet and X-ray spectra. Aerospace and Defense Electronics segment provides electronic components and subsystems and communications products, including defense electronics. Engineered Systems segment provides systems engineering and integration and technology development, as well as manufacturing solutions.

Uni-Pixel Company Profile

Uni-Pixel, Inc. develops and markets touch sensor films for the touch screen and flexible electronics markets. The Company’s roll-to-roll electronics manufacturing process patterns fine line conductive elements on thin films. The Company markets its technologies for touch panel sensor and hard coat resin for cover glass replacement, and protective cover film applications under the XTouch and Diamond Guard brands. The Company is engaged in the optical design and manufacturing of microstructured polymer film materials and related technologies for the display, flexible electronics and automotive industries. It makes transparent conductive films and flexible electronic films for high volume, roll to roll patterning of flexible thin-film conductor patterns. The Company sells the touch screen films under the brand XTouch, as sub-components of a fully assembled touch sensor module. The Company has developed a hard coat resin that can be applied using film, spray or inkjet coating methods.

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