Uni-Pixel (NASDAQ: UNXL) and Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Uni-Pixel and Flextronics International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Uni-Pixel N/A N/A N/A ($0.70) -0.03
Flextronics International $23.86 billion 0.40 $319.56 million $1.01 18.09

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.3% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.5% of Flextronics International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Flextronics International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Uni-Pixel -844.08% -1,908.09% -375.36%
Flextronics International 2.25% 22.71% 4.81%

Risk and Volatility

Uni-Pixel has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flextronics International has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Uni-Pixel and Flextronics International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Uni-Pixel 0 2 0 0 2.00
Flextronics International 0 2 7 0 2.78

Uni-Pixel currently has a consensus target price of $1.21, suggesting a potential upside of 6,622.22%. Flextronics International has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.73%. Given Uni-Pixel’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Uni-Pixel is more favorable than Flextronics International.

Summary

Flextronics International beats Uni-Pixel on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Flextronics International Company Profile

Flex Ltd, formerly Flextronics International Ltd. provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services and solutions. The Company designs, builds, ships and services packaged consumer electronics and industrial products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its segments include High Reliability Solutions (HRS), Consumer Technologies Group (CTG), Industrial and Emerging Industries (IEI) and Communications & Enterprise Compute (CEC). The HRS segment consists of its medical business, automotive business, and defense and aerospace businesses. The CTG segment includes its mobile devices business, consumer electronics business and high-volume computing business. The IEI segment consists of semiconductor and capital equipment, office solutions, household industrial and lifestyle, industrial automation and kiosks, energy and metering, and lighting. The CEC segment includes radio access base stations, remote radio heads, and small cells for wireless infrastructure.

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