Reviewing Digi International (DGII) and Electronics For Imaging (EFII)

Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) and Electronics For Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Digi International and Electronics For Imaging, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Digi International 0 0 5 0 3.00
Electronics For Imaging 2 4 8 0 2.43

Digi International presently has a consensus target price of $14.40, suggesting a potential upside of 35.85%. Electronics For Imaging has a consensus target price of $42.78, suggesting a potential upside of 58.44%. Given Electronics For Imaging’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Electronics For Imaging is more favorable than Digi International.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Digi International and Electronics For Imaging’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Digi International $181.63 million 1.58 $9.36 million $0.37 28.65
Electronics For Imaging $993.26 million 1.22 -$15.34 million $0.27 100.00

Digi International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Electronics For Imaging. Digi International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Electronics For Imaging, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.9% of Digi International shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of Digi International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Electronics For Imaging shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Digi International has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electronics For Imaging has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Digi International and Electronics For Imaging’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Digi International 1.34% 1.91% 1.74%
Electronics For Imaging -1.54% 1.46% 0.79%

Summary

Digi International beats Electronics For Imaging on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Digi International

Digi International Inc. is a provider of mission and business-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. The Company creates connected products and deploys and manages critical communications infrastructures in a range of environments. It offers four categories of hardware products: cellular routers and gateways, radio frequency (RF), embedded and network products. The Company’s cellular product category includes its cellular routers and all gateways. The Company’s RF product category includes its XBee modules, as well as other RF Solutions. Its embedded product category includes Digi Connect and Rabbit embedded systems on module and single board computers. Its network product category includes console and serial servers and universal serial bus (USB) connected products. The Company’s service offerings include wireless design services, Digi Device Cloud (which includes Digi Remote Manager) and enterprise support services.

About Electronics For Imaging

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is engaged in digital printing, focused on the transformation of the printing, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, and textile industries from the use of traditional analog-based printing to digital on-demand printing. It operates through three segments. The Industrial Inkjet segment consists of its VUTEk and Matan super-wide and wide format display graphics, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers; ceramic, water-based, and thermoforming ink, and digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services. The Productivity Software segment consists of a software suite that enables automated end-to-end business and production workflows for the print and packaging industry. The Fiery segment consists of digital front ends that transform digital copiers and printers into networked printing devices for the office, industrial and commercial printing markets.

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