IGO (OTCMKTS:IGOI) and FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
74.1% of FireEye shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of IGO shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of FireEye shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares IGO and FireEye’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FireEye||$751.09 million||5.14||-$303.69 million||($1.09)||-17.98|
IGO has higher earnings, but lower revenue than FireEye.
Volatility & Risk
IGO has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FireEye has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for IGO and FireEye, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
FireEye has a consensus target price of $20.21, suggesting a potential upside of 3.13%. Given FireEye’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FireEye is more favorable than IGO.
This table compares IGO and FireEye’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
IGO beats FireEye on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
iGo, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes products for mobile electronic devices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Its products include chargers and surge protectors for laptops, as well as for other mobile electronic devices; batteries; and audio products comprising ear-buds, headphones, and portable speakers. The company also offers protection products, such as skins, cases, and screen protectors; and other mobile electronic accessory products, including portable computer stands and other miscellaneous mobile electronic accessories. It markets and sells its products to retailers, resellers, distributors, and wireless carriers, as well as directly to end users through its iGo.com and Aerial7 Websites. The company was formerly known as Mobility Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to iGo, Inc. in May 2008. iGo, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
FireEye, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions that allow organizations to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and remediate cyber-attacks. It offers vector-specific appliance, virtual appliance, and cloud-based solutions to detect and block known and unknown cyber-attacks. The company provides threat detection and prevention solutions, including network security products, email security solutions, and endpoint security solutions. It also offers security management and orchestration products, such as Central Management System, FireEye Security Orchestrator, and FireEye Helix platform; and forensics and investigation products, such as Threat Analytics Platform and Enterprise Forensics series of appliances. In addition, the company provides Security-as-a-Service solutions comprising cloud-based Email Threat Prevention solution and managed Defense/FireEye-as-a-Service offering; threat intelligence subscriptions, such as Dynamic Threat Intelligence cloud and FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence; and customer support and maintenance services. Further, it offers professional services, including incident response, compromise assessments, and related security consulting services; cyber threat intelligence services; and training services. The company serves telecommunications providers, financial services entities, Internet search engines, social networking sites, stock exchanges, electrical grid operators, networking vendors, oil and gas companies, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, and local and international governmental agencies. FireEye, Inc. provides its products and services through distributors, resellers, and strategic partners in the United States, the Asia Pacific, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and other regions. The company was formerly known as NetForts, Inc. and changed its name to FireEye, Inc. in September 2005. FireEye, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
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