Analysis of Andritz (OTCMKTS: ADRZY) and IDEX Biometrics ASA (OTCMKTS: IDXAF)

Andritz (OTCMKTS:ADRZY – Get Rating) and IDEX Biometrics ASA (OTCMKTS:IDXAF – Get Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which company is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Andritz and IDEX Biometrics ASA.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Andritz $7.65 billion 0.54 $385.10 million $0.78 10:15 a.m.
IDEX Biometrics ASA $2.84 million N / A -$32.55 million ($0.05) -3.80

Andritz has higher revenue and profit than IDEX Biometrics ASA. IDEX Biometrics ASA trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Andritz, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Andritz and IDEX Biometrics ASA, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Andritz 0 0 6 0 3.00
IDEX Biometrics ASA 0 0 0 0 N / A

Andritz currently has a consensus price target of $57.50, indicating a potential upside of 626.01%. Given Andritz’s likely higher upside, stock analysts clearly believe that Andritz is more favorable than IDEX Biometrics ASA.

Institutional and insider ownership

0.4% of IDEX Biometrics ASA shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large money managers, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Andritz and IDEX Biometrics ASA.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Andritz 5.02% 23.57% 4.50%
IDEX Biometrics ASA -1,034.13% -117.95% -104.95%

Risk and Volatility

Andritz has a beta of 0.69, indicating its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, IDEX Biometrics ASA has a beta of 2.12, indicating its stock price is 112 % more volatile than the S&P 500.


Andritz beats IDEX Biometrics ASA on 9 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Andritz Company Profile (Get an assessment)

Andritz AG provides plants, equipment and services for the pulp and paper industry, the metallurgical and steel industries, hydroelectric power stations and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. It operates through four segments: pulp and paper, metals, hydropower and separation. The Pulp and Paper segment provides technology, automation and service solutions to produce pulp, paper, paperboard and fabrics; boilers for generating electricity; flue gas cleaning systems; production plants for nonwovens and distribution panels; and recycling and shredding solutions for various wastes. The Metals segment provides technologies, factories and digital solutions, including automation and software solutions, as well as know-how and process services; and solutions for the production and processing of flat products and welding systems, as well as services for the metal processing industry. The Hydro segment provides electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants; and pumps for irrigation, water supply and flood control, as well as turbogenerators. The Separation segment offers mechanical and thermal technologies, and related services and automation solutions for solid/liquid separation serving the chemical, environmental, food, mining and mineral industries; and technologies and services for the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, it is used for carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and solutions for automotive industries. It mainly operates in Europe, North America, South America, China and the rest of Asia. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Graz, Austria.

IDEX Biometrics ASA Company Profile (Get an assessment)

IDEX Biometrics ASA LogoIDEX Biometrics ASA engages in the design, development and sale of fingerprint authentication solutions in Europe, Middle East, Africa, America and Asia-Pacific regions. The company’s fingerprint authentication solutions are mainly used in contactless financial payment, access control and smart cards, as well as card-based devices for storing digital currencies. It primarily serves manufacturers of smart cards for financial payment applications and biometric payment card markets. IDEX Biometrics ASA was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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