IGO (IGOI) versus Xerox (XRX) Financial Survey

IGO (OTCMKTS:IGOI) and Xerox (NYSE:XRX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Xerox pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. IGO does not pay a dividend. Xerox pays out 28.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Xerox has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.7% of Xerox shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of IGO shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Xerox shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IGO and Xerox’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IGO $60,000.00 103.17 -$690,000.00 N/A N/A
Xerox $10.27 billion 0.59 $195.00 million $3.48 7.33

Xerox has higher revenue and earnings than IGO.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for IGO and Xerox, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IGO 0 0 0 0 N/A
Xerox 0 2 4 0 2.67

Xerox has a consensus price target of $36.33, indicating a potential upside of 42.43%. Given Xerox’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xerox is more favorable than IGO.

Profitability

This table compares IGO and Xerox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IGO N/A N/A N/A
Xerox 0.34% 16.50% 5.63%

Risk and Volatility

IGO has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xerox has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Xerox beats IGO on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

IGO Company Profile

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.

Xerox Company Profile

Xerox Corporation designs, develops, and sells document management systems and solutions worldwide. It offers managed document services, including managed print services and multi-channel communication services, as well as a range of digital solutions, such as workflow automation services, content management, and digitization services. The company also provides desktop monochrome and color printers, and multifunction printers; copiers, digital printing presses and light production devices, and solutions; graphic communications and commercial printers; inkjet presses; and FreeFlow portfolio of software solutions for the automation and integration of print jobs processing. In addition, it sells paper products, wide-format systems, and global imaging systems network integration solutions. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers through sales force, as well as through independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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