Telaria (TLRA) & National Instruments (NATI) Financial Comparison

Telaria (NYSE: TLRA) and National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Telaria and National Instruments, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telaria 0 0 2 0 3.00
National Instruments 0 1 1 0 2.50

Telaria currently has a consensus target price of $4.63, suggesting a potential downside of 3.85%. National Instruments has a consensus target price of $40.00, suggesting a potential downside of 13.27%. Given Telaria’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telaria is more favorable than National Instruments.

Volatility & Risk

Telaria has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Instruments has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telaria and National Instruments’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telaria $166.76 million 1.48 -$20.94 million $0.04 120.28
National Instruments $1.23 billion 4.91 $82.73 million $0.81 56.94

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.3% of Telaria shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of National Instruments shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of Telaria shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.9% of National Instruments shares are owned by 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.

Dividends

National Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Telaria does not pay a dividend. National Instruments pays out 103.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Telaria and National Instruments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telaria 1.74% -16.25% -8.70%
National Instruments 8.72% 10.16% 7.64%

Summary

National Instruments beats Telaria on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Telaria Company Profile

Telaria, Inc., formerly Tremor Video, Inc., is a software company. The Company provides a data-driven software platform. The Company’s Telaria is designed to monetize and manage premium video inventory wherever and however audiences are watching. The solutions offered by the Company includes programmatic live television, market updates, device-specific reporting, over-the-top content (OTT) specific features, monitor buying patterns, revenue capture, live insights and letter revenue decisions. Its other solutions include server to server connections, campaign diagnostics, custom audiences, inventory packages, review and approve advertisement creative, communicate demand requirements, discoverability and maintenance of publisher brand integrity.

National Instruments Company Profile

National Instruments Corporation (NI) designs, manufactures and sells systems to engineers and scientists. The Company offers a line of measurement, automation and control products. It offers products, technology and services, which include system design software, programming tools, application software, modular hardware products and related driver software, production test systems, NI education platform, software products for teaching and hardware products for teaching. It also offers NI Services, including hardware services and maintenance, software maintenance services, and training and certification. Its products are used across various industries in a range of applications, including research and development, simulation and modeling, prototype and validation, production testing and industrial control and field and factory service and repair. It serves various industries and applications, such as consumer electronics, commercial aerospace, telecommunications and others.

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