Kimball Electronics Inc. (KE)’s Financial Results Comparing With Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL)

Both Kimball Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ:KE) and Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) are Diversified Electronics companies, competing one another. We will contrast their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimball Electronics Inc. 1.11B 0.36 28.79M 1.63 10.25
Control4 Corporation 272.46M 1.72 43.84M 0.70 28.49

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation of Kimball Electronics Inc. and Control4 Corporation. Control4 Corporation is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than Kimball Electronics Inc. The company that Currently has a lower P/E ratio is considered the more affordable of the two businesses. Kimball Electronics Inc.’s presently lower P/E ratio means it is more affordable than Control4 Corporation.


Table 2 shows the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimball Electronics Inc. 2.59% 3.8% 2.2%
Control4 Corporation 16.09% 11.3% 9%

Volatility and Risk

A 1.03 beta means Kimball Electronics Inc.’s volatility is 3.00% more than S&P 500’s volatility. From a competition point of view, Control4 Corporation has a 0.3 beta which is 70.00% less volatile compared to S&P 500.


1.8 and 1.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Kimball Electronics Inc. Its rival Control4 Corporation’s Current and Quick Ratios are 4.2 and 3.2 respectively. Control4 Corporation has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Kimball Electronics Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Kimball Electronics Inc. and Control4 Corporation Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimball Electronics Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Control4 Corporation 0 3 0 2.00

Meanwhile, Control4 Corporation’s average target price is $32, while its potential upside is 81.20%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 60.7% of Kimball Electronics Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 84.2% of Control4 Corporation are owned by institutional investors. About 3.8% of Kimball Electronics Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Comparatively, Control4 Corporation has 0.7% of it’s share held by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Kimball Electronics Inc. -5.5% -7.18% -12.49% -12.26% -19.66% -8.66%
Control4 Corporation -8.13% -16.84% -44.48% -19.16% -35.55% -32.8%

For the past year Kimball Electronics Inc. has stronger performance than Control4 Corporation


Control4 Corporation beats on 10 of the 14 factors Kimball Electronics Inc.

Kimball Electronics, Inc., a contract electronic manufacturing services company, engages in producing durable electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial, and public safety markets primarily in the United States, China, Mexico, Poland, Romania, and Thailand. Its engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services include design services; rapid prototyping and new product introduction support; production and testing of printed circuit board assemblies; industrialization and automation of manufacturing processes; product design and process validation and qualification; reliability testing; assembly, production, and packaging of other related non-electronic products; supply chain services; and product life cycle management services. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

Control4 Corporation provides smart home and business solutions for the connected home or business in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers Control4 solution that functions as the operating system of the home, integrating audio, video, lighting, temperature, security, communications, and other devices in the home automation market. The companyÂ’s Control4 product line comprises the Control4 home operating system and the associated application software, and software development kits (SDKs). Its software components include Director for monitoring and receiving events; User Interface Application for operating system displays graphical user interfaces on televisions, in-wall and table-top touch panels, smartphones, and tablets, as well as list-based devices, such as remote controls with LCD text-displays; Composer, a software application that enables trained and certified independent Control4 dealers and installers to design, configure, and personalize a Control4 home automation system for consumers; and Composer Home Edition, which enable consumers to view and configure their dealer installed and Control4 managed devices. The companyÂ’s software components also comprise DriverWorks SDK, a SDK to develop and test custom two-way interface drivers to support the integration of a new device or device model into system, or to customize and enhance an existing driver; I/O servers; and 4Sight, a subscription service that enables end customers to remotely access, monitor, and adjust settings in their homes and receive event-based email alerts from their system. In addition, the companyÂ’s products and services with embedded software and services include controllers, interface and networking devices, audio and video solutions, lighting products, thermostats, security products, and communication products. It sells its products through direct dealers and distributors. Control4 Corporation was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.