IDEX Biometrics ASA (NASDAQ:IDBA) and Kyndryl (NYSE:KD) contrasted

IDEX Biometrics ASA (NASDAQ: IDBAGet a rating) and Kyndryl (NYSE: KDGet a rating) are both business services companies, but which is the best investment? We will compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.


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

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
IDEX Biometrics ASA -1,146.20% -115.40% -102.37%
Kyndryl N / A N / A N / A

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for IDEX Biometrics ASA and Kyndryl, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
IDEX Biometrics ASA 0 0 1 0 3.00
Kyndryl 0 1 0 0 2.00

IDEX Biometrics ASA currently has a consensus target price of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 150.87%. Kyndryl has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 86.13%. Given the stronger consensus rating of IDEX Biometrics ASA and the higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe that IDEX Biometrics ASA is more favorable than Kyndryl.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of IDEX Biometrics ASA and Kyndryl.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
IDEX Biometrics ASA $2.84 million 68.22 -$32.55 million ($3.75) -3.83
Kyndryl $18.66 billion 0.14 -$2.32 billion N / A N / A

IDEX Biometrics ASA has higher earnings, but lower earnings than Kyndryl.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of the shares of IDEX Biometrics ASA are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 12.3% of Kyndryl’s shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

About IDEX Biometrics ASA (Get a rating)

IDEX Biometrics ASA engages in the design, development and sale of fingerprint identification and authentication solutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, America and Asia. The Company offers IDEX Biometrics for the biometric smart card market, including biometric fingerprint sensors for use in dual-interface, contactless-only and contact-only smart cards; biometric fingerprint modules for contact smart cards; and card-enrollment solutions for in-person remote enrollment. It primarily serves the biometric payment card market and offers its products and solutions for other markets, including access control, identification, healthcare and Internet of Things. The company was previously known as Idex ASA and changed its name to IDEX Biometrics ASA in May 2019. IDEX Biometrics ASA was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

About Kyndryl (Get a rating)

Kyndryl LogoKyndryl Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology services company and provider of IT infrastructure services worldwide. The company offers cloud services; basic enterprise and cloud services; application, data and artificial intelligence services; digital workplace services; security and resilience services; and network services and edge services. It serves the finance, telecommunications, retail, automotive and transportation industries. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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