Sono-Tek (OTCMKTS:SOTK) and Evans & Sutherland Computer (OTCMKTS:ESCC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sono-Tek and Evans & Sutherland Computer, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Evans & Sutherland Computer||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Risk and Volatility
Sono-Tek has a beta of -0.21, suggesting that its share price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evans & Sutherland Computer has a beta of -0.76, suggesting that its share price is 176% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Sono-Tek and Evans & Sutherland Computer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Evans & Sutherland Computer||8.66%||46.41%||11.57%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sono-Tek and Evans & Sutherland Computer’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Evans & Sutherland Computer||$37.19 million||0.18||$3.75 million||N/A||N/A|
Evans & Sutherland Computer has higher revenue and earnings than Sono-Tek.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Sono-Tek shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Evans & Sutherland Computer shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Sono-Tek shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of Evans & Sutherland Computer shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Evans & Sutherland Computer beats Sono-Tek on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sono-Tek Company Profile
Sono-Tek Corporation designs and manufactures ultrasonic coating systems for applying on parts and components for the microelectronics/electronics, alternative energy, medical, industrial, and research and development/other markets worldwide. The company also designs and manufactures custom-engineered ultrasonic coating systems; and provides patented nozzles and generators for manufacturers' equipment. Its products include integrated multi-axis coating systems, integrated coating systems, fluxing systems, OEM systems, and other related systems. The company markets and distributes its products through independent distributors, sales representatives, sales representative companies. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milton, New York.
Evans & Sutherland Computer Company Profile
Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation produces and sells visual display systems used primarily in full-dome video projection applications, dome projection screens, and dome architectural treatments in the United States and internationally. The company's products include planetarium and dome theater systems consisting of proprietary hardware and software, and other visual display systems primarily used to project digital video on large curved surfaces. It also produces content for planetariums, schools, science centers, other educational institutions, and entertainment venues; and show content for its own library that it licenses to customers and for specific customer requirements for planetarium and dome theaters. In addition, the company manufactures and installs metal domes with customized optical coatings and acoustical properties that are used for planetarium and dome theaters, and other custom applications; and designs and supplies geometrically complex structures for customized architectural treatments. Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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