Provision (OTCMKTS:PVHO) and Universal Electronics (NASDAQ:UEIC) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
This table compares Provision and Universal Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Provision has a beta of -0.53, suggesting that its share price is 153% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Electronics has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Provision and Universal Electronics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Provision||$1.70 million||0.51||-$7.32 million||N/A||N/A|
|Universal Electronics||$695.79 million||0.63||-$10.32 million||$2.81||11.20|
Provision has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Universal Electronics.
This is a summary of current ratings for Provision and Universal Electronics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Universal Electronics has a consensus price target of $52.00, indicating a potential upside of 65.24%. Given Universal Electronics’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Universal Electronics is more favorable than Provision.
Universal Electronics beats Provision on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Provision Company Profile
Provision Holding, Inc. focuses on the development and distribution of three-dimensional (3D) holographic interactive video displays primarily for advertising and product merchandising markets. The company's products include HoloVision displays and 3D Savings Center kiosks that offer advertisers and customers to reach captive audience in grocery stores, malls, convenience stores, gas stations, banks, and other retail locations. Its HoloVision displays are also used in education, medical, entertainment, and consumer applications. Provision Holding, Inc. has a strategic alliance agreement with Coinstar, LLC to develop and integrate HoloVision display systems into Coinstar's kiosks. The company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California.
Universal Electronics Company Profile
Universal Electronics Inc. develops and manufactures pre-programmed and universal control products, audio-video (AV) accessories, software and intelligent wireless security products, and sensing and automation components for home entertainment and automation systems. The company offers universal infrared and radio frequency (RF) remote controls; integrated circuits on which its software and universal device control database is embedded; and software, firmware, and technology solutions that enable devices, including televisions, set-top boxes, audio systems, smartphones, tablets, game controllers, and other consumer electronic devices to wirelessly connect and interact with home networks, as well as interactive services to control and deliver digital entertainment and information. It also provides proprietary and standards-based RF sensors designed for residential security, safety, and automation applications; AV accessories; and wall-mount and handheld thermostat controllers, and connected accessories for intelligent energy management systems. In addition, the company licenses intellectual property comprising its patented technologies, trademarks, and database of home connectivity software and control codes. It serves cable and satellite television service providers, and original equipment manufacturers; software development companies; subscription broadcasting providers; hospitality system integrators; and retail, private label, pro-security installation, and personal computing companies. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distributors in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Latin America, the People's Republic of China, various countries in Asia, and internationally under the One For All and Nevo brands. Universal Electronics Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
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