Head to Head Comparison: IntriCon (IIN) vs. Universal Display (OLED)

IntriCon (NASDAQ: IIN) and Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

IntriCon has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Display has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares IntriCon and Universal Display’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IntriCon 3.21% 14.51% 5.88%
Universal Display 30.74% 17.53% 14.75%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

37.8% of IntriCon shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of Universal Display shares are held by institutional investors. 21.2% of IntriCon shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Universal Display shares are held 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

Universal Display pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. IntriCon does not pay a dividend. Universal Display pays out 9.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IntriCon and Universal Display’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IntriCon $88.31 million 2.36 $1.80 million $0.29 103.45
Universal Display $335.63 million 13.53 $103.88 million $2.43 39.67

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for IntriCon and Universal Display, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IntriCon 0 1 2 0 2.67
Universal Display 0 2 9 0 2.82

IntriCon presently has a consensus target price of $33.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.67%. Universal Display has a consensus target price of $169.00, indicating a potential upside of 75.31%. Given Universal Display’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Universal Display is more favorable than IntriCon.

Summary

Universal Display beats IntriCon on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IntriCon

IntriCon Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, and distributes body-worn devices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Body Worn Devices and Hearing Health Direct-To-Consumer. It offers micro-miniature products, microelectronics; micro-mechanical assemblies; high-precision injection-molded plastic components; and assemblies and software solutions for medical bio-telemetry devices, hearing healthcare, and professional audio communication devices markets. The company also provides medical and micro coils for pacemaker programming and interventional catheter positioning applications; bubble sensors and flow restrictors that monitor and control the flow of fluid in an intravenous infusion system; and safety needle products for original equipment manufacturing customers. In addition, it offers professional audio headset products used for emergency response needs in the fire, law enforcement, safety, aviation, and military markets; and a line of miniature ear-and head-worn devices used by performers and support staff in the music and stage performance markets. The company sells its hearing device products, and medical and professional audio communications products directly to hearing instrument manufacturers, distributors, and partnerships; and microphone products to the radio communication and professional audio industries, as well as markets and sells hearing aid devices directly to consumers through direct mail advertising, Internet, and call center. IntriCon Corporation was formerly known as Selas Corporation of America. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

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.

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