Analyzing Avnet (NASDAQ:AVT) and Orbital Energy Group (NASDAQ:OEG)

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Avnet (NASDAQ:AVT) and Orbital Energy Group (NASDAQ:OEG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Avnet and Orbital Energy Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Avnet $17.63 billion 0.15 -$31.08 million $1.54 16.86
Orbital Energy Group $23.49 million 0.75 -$1.13 million ($0.47) -1.23

Orbital Energy Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Avnet. Orbital Energy Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Avnet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Avnet has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orbital Energy Group has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Avnet and Orbital Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avnet -0.18% 4.05% 1.84%
Orbital Energy Group -49.80% -66.47% -37.62%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.8% of Avnet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.5% of Orbital Energy Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Avnet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of Orbital Energy Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Avnet and Orbital Energy Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avnet 0 0 0 0 N/A
Orbital Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A


Avnet beats Orbital Energy Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Avnet Company Profile

Avnet, Inc., a technology solutions company, markets, sells, and distributes electronic components. The company operates through two segments, Electronic Components and Farnell. The Electronic Components segment markets, sells, and distributes semiconductors; interconnect, passive, and electromechanical devices; and other integrated components from electronic component manufacturers. It also offers design chain support that provides engineers with technical design solutions; engineering and technical resources to support product design, bill of materials development, and technical education and training; and supply chain solutions that provide support and logistical services to original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing service providers, and electronic component manufacturers. In addition, this segment provides integrated solutions, such as technical design, integration, and assembly of embedded products, and systems and solutions primarily for industrial applications, as well as for intelligent embedded and innovative display solutions comprising touch and passive displays. Further, it develops and manufactures standard board and industrial subsystems, and application-specific devices that enable it to produce systems tailored to specific customer requirements. This segment serves various markets, including automotive, medical, defense, aerospace, telecommunications, industrial, and digital editing. The Farnell segment distributes kits, tools, and electronic and industrial automation components, as well as test and measurement products to engineers and entrepreneurs. It has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Avnet, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Orbital Energy Group Company Profile

Orbital Energy Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, installation, and the commissioning of industrial gas sampling, measurement, and delivery systems in the United States and United Kingdom. It manufactures and delivers a range of technologies, including environmental monitoring, gas metering, process control, telemetry, gas sampling, and bio methane monitoring to the gas utilities, power generation, emissions, manufacturing, and automotive industries. Orbital Energy Group, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Tualatin, Oregon.

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