AVX (AVX) & Minebea Mitsumi (MNBEY) Critical Analysis

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AVX (NYSE:AVX) and Minebea Mitsumi (OTCMKTS:MNBEY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for AVX and Minebea Mitsumi, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AVX 0 1 1 0 2.50
Minebea Mitsumi 0 0 0 0 N/A

AVX presently has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.33%. Given AVX’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe AVX is more favorable than Minebea Mitsumi.

Volatility and Risk

AVX has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Minebea Mitsumi has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

AVX pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Minebea Mitsumi pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. AVX pays out 57.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AVX has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. AVX is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AVX and Minebea Mitsumi’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AVX $1.56 billion 1.81 $4.91 million $0.80 20.96
Minebea Mitsumi $7.94 billion 0.83 $536.22 million N/A N/A

Minebea Mitsumi has higher revenue and earnings than AVX.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

24.8% of AVX shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of AVX shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares AVX and Minebea Mitsumi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AVX 3.73% 8.77% 7.35%
Minebea Mitsumi 6.21% 17.06% 8.57%

Summary

AVX beats Minebea Mitsumi on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

AVX Company Profile

AVX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, supplies, and resells various electronic components, interconnect devices, sensing and control devices, and related products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Electronic Components; Interconnect, Sensing and Control Devices; and Kyocera Electronic Devices Resale. The Electronic Components segment primarily offers surface mount and leaded ceramic, film, and tantalum capacitors; RF thick and thin film components; ceramic and film power capacitors; super capacitors; EMI filters; thick and thin film packages of multiple integrated components; varistors; thermistors; inductors; resistive products; and passive and active electronic antennas. The Interconnect, Sensing and Control Devices segment manufactures and resells electronic connectors, interconnect systems, and sensing and control devices for use in various industries. The Kyocera Electronic Devices Resale segment distributes and sells ceramic capacitors, RF modules, frequency control devices, SAW devices, sensor products, actuators, acoustic devices, and connectors produced by Kyocera Corporation of Japan. The company serves various industries, such as telecommunications, information technology hardware, automotive electronics, medical devices and instrumentation, industrial instrumentation, transportation, energy harvesting, defense and aerospace electronic systems, and consumer electronics industries. It markets its products through its direct sales force and independent manufacturers' representatives to multi-national original equipment manufacturers, independent electronic component distributors, and electronic manufacturing service providers. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. AVX Corporation is a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation.

Minebea Mitsumi Company Profile

MinebeaMitsumi Inc. manufactures and supplies machined components, and electronic devices and components in China, Japan, Thailand, Europe, the United States, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Machined Components, Electronic Devices and Components, and MITSUMI business. The Machined Components segment provides bearing products, including miniature and small-sized ball bearings, rod-end and spherical bearings, roller bearings, bushings, and precision machined parts. This segment also offers bearing-related products comprising pivot assemblies and precision mechanical assemblies; and fasteners, defense related special components, and magnetic clutches and brakes. The Electronic Devices and Components segment provides rotary components, such as fan motors, blowers, hybrid type stepping motors, small diameter/PM stepping motors, brush DC motors, small brushless motors, power brushless motors, polygon mirror scanner motors, HDD spindle motors, high-pressure blowers, rotation angle sensors, and fan units; and back light inverters and LED drivers, as well as lighting devices for LCDs. This segment also offers measuring components consisting of strain gages, force sensors, load cells, pressure sensors, torque transducers, vector sensors, digital indicators, and tensile and compression testing machines. The MITSUMI business segment makes camera actuators for smartphones, mechanical parts, connectors, switches, power supply components, antennas, tuners and semi-conductor devices. It serves customers in IT, telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, home appliance, and other industries. The company was formerly known as Minebea Co., Ltd. and changed its name to MinebeaMitsumi Inc. in January 2017. MinebeaMitsumi Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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