Universal Display (NASDAQ: OLED) and Viewtran Group (OTCMKTS:VIEWF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
62.9% of Universal Display shares are held by institutional investors. 5.2% of Universal Display shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.2% of Viewtran Group shares are held by 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.
This table compares Universal Display and Viewtran Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Universal Display||$335.63 million||13.09||$103.88 million||$2.43||38.35|
Universal Display has higher revenue and earnings than Viewtran Group.
Universal Display pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Viewtran Group does not pay a dividend. Universal Display pays out 9.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Universal Display and Viewtran Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Universal Display currently has a consensus price target of $159.91, suggesting a potential upside of 71.58%. Given Universal Display’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Universal Display is more favorable than Viewtran Group.
This table compares Universal Display and Viewtran Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Universal Display beats Viewtran Group on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Universal Display
Universal Display Corporation engages in the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies and materials for use in flat panel displays and solid-state lighting applications. As of February 22, 2018, it owned or had exclusive and co-exclusive licenses, or had sole license rights with respect to approximately 4,500 issued and pending patents worldwide. The company licenses and supplies its proprietary UniversalPHOLED materials to display and lighting manufacturers, and others. It is also involved in the research, development, and commercialization of other OLED device and manufacturing technologies, including FOLED that are flexible OLEDs for the fabrication of OLEDs on flexible substrates; encapsulation technology for the packaging of flexible OLEDs and other thin-film devices, as well as for use as a barrier film for plastic substrates; UniversalP2OLED, which are printable phosphorescent OLEDs; OVJP, an organic vapor jet printing technology; OVPD, an organic vapor phase deposition process for manufacturing a small molecule OLED; and TOLED, which are transparent OLEDs for the fabrication of OLEDs that have transparent cathodes. In addition, the company provides technology development and support services, including government contract work and support provided to third parties for the commercialization of their OLED products. Universal Display Corporation has strategic relationships with Samsung Display Co., Ltd.; LG Display Co., Ltd.; BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.; Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.; AU Optronics Corporation; EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Limited; Shenzhen Royole Display Technologies Co. Ltd.; Japan Display Inc.; Sharp Corporation; Konica Minolta Holdings Inc.; Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.; OLEDWorks GmbH; and Kaneka Corporation. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.
About Viewtran Group
Viewtran Group, Inc. provides supply chain financial services and enterprise solutions for the technology industry in China. It offers software development and technical deployment services; and hardware, software, and technical services. The company was formerly known as Cogo Group, Inc. and changed its name to Viewtran Group, Inc. in November 2013. Viewtran Group, Inc. is based in Shenzhen, China.
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