Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS)’s Financial Results Comparing With Sensata Technologies Holding plc (NYSE:ST)

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) and Sensata Technologies Holding plc (NYSE:ST), both competing one another are Scientific & Technical Instruments companies. We will contrast their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Keysight Technologies Inc. 4.05B 3.97 185.00M 0.96 89.15
Sensata Technologies Holding plc 3.52B 2.24 599.00M 3.56 14.37

In table 1 we can see Keysight Technologies Inc. and Sensata Technologies Holding plc’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Sensata Technologies Holding plc appears to has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Keysight Technologies Inc. The company that Presently has a higher price-to-earnings ratio is considered the more expensive of the two businesses. Keysight Technologies Inc.’s currently higher price-to-earnings ratio means it is more expensive than Sensata Technologies Holding plc.


Table 2 provides us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keysight Technologies Inc. 4.57% 9.6% 4.1%
Sensata Technologies Holding plc 17.02% 24.1% 8.9%

Risk & Volatility

A 1.19 beta indicates that Keysight Technologies Inc. is 19.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500. Sensata Technologies Holding plc’s 1.32 beta is the reason why it is 32.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


1.6 and 1.2 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Keysight Technologies Inc. Its rival Sensata Technologies Holding plc’s Current and Quick Ratios are 3 and 2.2 respectively. Sensata Technologies Holding plc has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Keysight Technologies Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Keysight Technologies Inc. and Sensata Technologies Holding plc Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keysight Technologies Inc. 0 0 5 3.00
Sensata Technologies Holding plc 1 1 3 2.60

Keysight Technologies Inc. has a 10.20% upside potential and a consensus target price of $94.25. Meanwhile, Sensata Technologies Holding plc’s average target price is $55, while its potential upside is 14.68%. Based on the data delivered earlier, Sensata Technologies Holding plc is looking more favorable than Keysight Technologies Inc., analysts view.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Roughly 91.7% of Keysight Technologies Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 0% of Sensata Technologies Holding plc are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held 0.6% of Keysight Technologies Inc. shares. Insiders Competitively, held 0.4% of Sensata Technologies Holding plc shares.


In this table we provide 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)
Keysight Technologies Inc. 2.59% 15.14% 38.59% 32.24% 82.98% 37.29%
Sensata Technologies Holding plc 0.2% 7.58% 10.11% -5.18% -0.25% 13.96%

For the past year Keysight Technologies Inc. was more bullish than Sensata Technologies Holding plc.


Sensata Technologies Holding plc beats Keysight Technologies Inc. on 9 of the 15 factors.

Keysight Technologies, Inc. provides electronic design and test solutions to communications and electronics industries in the United States and internationally. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides radio frequency and microwave test instruments and related software, and electronic design automation (EDA) software tools; oscilloscopes, logic and serial protocol analyzers, logic-signal sources, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit error rate testers; optical modulation analyzers, component analyzers, power meters, and laser source products, as well as optical amplifier, filter, and other passive component solutions; and related software solutions. The companyÂ’s Electronic Industrial Solutions Group segment offers design tools; design verification solutions; and general purpose test and measurement products, such as digital multi-meters, function generators, waveform synthesizers, counters, data acquisition products, audio analyzers, LCR Meters, thermal imaging solutions, low-cost USB modular units, precision source measurement units, ultra-high precision device current analyzers, test executive software platforms, and a range of power supplies. This segment also offers comprehensive manufacturing systems, such as printed-circuit-board-assembly testers and IC parametric testers; and material analysis products that include atomic-force and scanning-electron microscopy products. Its Services Solutions Group segment provides repair, calibration, and consulting services; and remarkets used Keysight equipment, as well as asset tracking, servicing, and utilization requirements throughout the product life cycle. The company also offers start-up assistance, instrument productivity, and application services, as well as customization and optimization services. It sells its products through direct sales force, resellers, manufacturerÂ’s representatives, and distributors. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells sensors and controls. It operates in two segments, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions. The Performance Sensing segment manufactures pressure, temperature, speed, and position sensors, as well as electromechanical products for use in subsystems of automobiles, such as engine, air conditioning, and ride stabilization; heavy on- and off-road vehicles (HVOR); and systems that address safety and environmental concerns. The Sensing Solutions segment manufactures various control products, such as motor and compressor protectors, circuit breakers, semiconductor burn-in test sockets, solid state relays, linear and rotary position sensors, precision switches, and thermostats, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) sensors and controls to prevent damage from overheating and fires in industrial, aerospace, military, commercial, medical device, and residential end-markets. This segment also manufactures power conversion and control products, including power inverters, charge controllers, and solid state relays. The company serves original equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and HVOR end-markets; and industrial and commercial manufacturers and suppliers in the climate control, appliance, semiconductor, medical, energy and infrastructure, data/telecom, and aerospace industries, as well as motor and compressor suppliers. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. was founded in 1916 and is based in Hengelo, the Netherlands.

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