Contrasting IntriCon (IIN) & Vishay Intertechnology (VSH)

IntriCon (NASDAQ: IIN) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) 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, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.


This table compares IntriCon and Vishay Intertechnology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IntriCon 2.04% 10.64% 4.41%
Vishay Intertechnology -0.78% 14.07% 6.80%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.5% of IntriCon shares are held by institutional investors. 21.2% of IntriCon shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of Vishay Intertechnology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for IntriCon and Vishay Intertechnology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IntriCon 0 1 1 0 2.50
Vishay Intertechnology 1 1 0 0 1.50

IntriCon currently has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 36.46%. Vishay Intertechnology has a consensus price target of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.72%. Given IntriCon’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe IntriCon is more favorable than Vishay Intertechnology.


Vishay Intertechnology pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. IntriCon does not pay a dividend. Vishay Intertechnology pays out 18.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vishay Intertechnology has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IntriCon and Vishay Intertechnology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IntriCon $88.31 million 1.52 $1.80 million $0.29 66.97
Vishay Intertechnology $2.60 billion 1.04 -$20.34 million $1.43 13.15

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

Risk and Volatility

IntriCon has a beta of 0.14, meaning that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vishay Intertechnology has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.


IntriCon beats Vishay Intertechnology on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

IntriCon Company Profile

IntriCon Corporation is engaged in designing, developing, engineering, manufacturing and distributing body-worn devices. The Company operates through body-worn device segment. The Company serves the body-worn device market by designing, developing, engineering and manufacturing micro-miniature products, microelectronics, micro-mechanical assemblies, complete assemblies and software solutions, primarily for the value hearing health market, the medical bio-telemetry market and the professional audio communication market. The Company has facilities in Minnesota, California, Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Germany, and operates through its subsidiaries. The Company’s product offering includes a hearing aid discount program for health plans. This program is available around the nation to health insurers, including employer-sponsored, individual and Medicare plans. The Company also has various international value hearing aid (VHA) initiatives.

Vishay Intertechnology Company Profile

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a global manufacturer and supplier of discrete semiconductors and passive components. The Company operates through five product segments: MOSFETs, Diodes, Optoelectronic Components, Resistors & Inductors and Capacitors. MOSFETs segment offers low-voltage TrenchFET MOSFETs and high-voltage MOSFETs. Diodes segment’s products include rectifiers, small signal diodes, protection diodes, thyristors/silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) and power modules. Optoelectronic Components segment includes infrared (IR) emitters and detectors, IR remote control receivers, optocouplers, solid-state relays, optical sensors, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), 7-segment displays and IR data transceiver modules (IrDA). Resistors and Inductors segment manufactures various types of fixed resistors, both in discrete and network forms, as well as various variable types. Capacitors segment manufactures products based on capacitor technologies.

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