Synaptics (SYNA) & Electronics For Imaging (EFII) Head to Head Contrast

Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) and Electronics For Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Synaptics and Electronics For Imaging’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synaptics $1.72 billion 0.80 $48.80 million $0.49 82.57
Electronics For Imaging $992.07 million 1.33 $45.54 million $0.65 44.42

Synaptics has higher revenue and earnings than Electronics For Imaging. Electronics For Imaging is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Synaptics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Synaptics and Electronics For Imaging’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synaptics -6.25% -14.31% -7.63%
Electronics For Imaging 3.09% 3.67% 2.01%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.7% of Synaptics shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Synaptics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Electronics For Imaging shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Synaptics has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electronics For Imaging has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Synaptics and Electronics For Imaging, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synaptics 4 7 6 0 2.12
Electronics For Imaging 1 5 7 0 2.46

Synaptics presently has a consensus target price of $47.53, suggesting a potential upside of 17.48%. Electronics For Imaging has a consensus target price of $44.22, suggesting a potential upside of 53.18%. Given Electronics For Imaging’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Electronics For Imaging is more favorable than Synaptics.


Electronics For Imaging beats Synaptics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Synaptics Company Profile

Synaptics Incorporated is engaged in the development, marketing and sale of intuitive human interface solutions for electronic devices and products. The Company is a developer and supplier of custom-designed human interface product solutions that enable people to interact with a range of mobile computing, communications, entertainment and other electronic devices. Its products include ClearPad, ClearView, TouchView, Natural ID, TouchPad, SecurePad, ClickPad and ForcePad. Its other product solutions include dual pointing solutions, TouchStyk, and TouchButtons. Its dual pointing solutions offer TouchPad with a pointing stick in a single notebook computer, enabling users to select their interface of choice. TouchStyk is a self-contained pointing stick module that uses capacitive technology similar to that used in its TouchPad. TouchButtons provide capacitive buttons and scrolling controls for an interface solution designed to replace mechanical buttons.

Electronics For Imaging Company Profile

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is engaged in digital printing, focused on the transformation of the printing, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, and textile industries from the use of traditional analog-based printing to digital on-demand printing. It operates through three segments. The Industrial Inkjet segment consists of its VUTEk and Matan super-wide and wide format display graphics, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers; ceramic, water-based, and thermoforming ink, and digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services. The Productivity Software segment consists of a software suite that enables automated end-to-end business and production workflows for the print and packaging industry. The Fiery segment consists of digital front ends that transform digital copiers and printers into networked printing devices for the office, industrial and commercial printing markets.

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