Head to Head Analysis: AG&E (AGNU) & Motorola Solutions (MSI)

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AG&E (OTCMKTS:AGNU) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of AG&E shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.3% of AG&E shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for AG&E and Motorola Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AG&E 0 0 0 0 N/A
Motorola Solutions 1 2 10 0 2.69

Motorola Solutions has a consensus target price of $129.96, indicating a potential downside of 6.65%.

Dividends

Motorola Solutions pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. AG&E does not pay a dividend. Motorola Solutions pays out 33.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Motorola Solutions has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AG&E and Motorola Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AG&E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Motorola Solutions $7.34 billion 3.11 $966.00 million $6.83 20.38

Motorola Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than AG&E.

Profitability

This table compares AG&E and Motorola Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AG&E N/A N/A N/A
Motorola Solutions 13.17% -82.33% 12.93%

Summary

Motorola Solutions beats AG&E on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AG&E

AG&E Holdings Inc., through its subsidiary, American Gaming & Electronics, Inc., distributes parts, and repairs and services gaming equipment to casinos in the United States. It offers LCD displays, and gaming supplies and components. The company was formerly known as Wells-Gardner Electronics Corporation and changed its name to AG&E Holdings, Inc. in October 2014. AG&E Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Hammonton, New Jersey.

About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software, and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Products and Services. The Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. Its products include two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios; accessories, such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases, and cables; software features and upgrades; and radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, repeaters, and software applications and features. The Services segment provides integration services, including implementation, optimization, and integration of networks, devices, software, and applications; and managed and support services comprising repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance services. This segment also offers network monitoring, software maintenance, and cyber security services; and services and Software as a Service offerings across radio network technologies, command center consoles, and smart public safety solutions. In addition, it provides Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) services, including hardware and software maintenance services for its legacy iDEN customers. This segment offers its services for government, public safety, and commercial communication networks. The company was formerly known as Motorola, Inc. and changed its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in January 2011. Motorola Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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