Analyzing Nano Dimension (NNDM) and CTS (CTS)

Nano Dimension (NASDAQ: NNDM) and CTS (NYSE:CTS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Nano Dimension and CTS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nano Dimension -2,087.37% -88.92% -74.37%
CTS 3.42% 12.16% 7.66%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Nano Dimension shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.9% of CTS shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of CTS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


CTS pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Nano Dimension does not pay a dividend. CTS pays out 13.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nano Dimension and CTS’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nano Dimension $860,000.00 37.03 -$18.17 million N/A N/A
CTS $422.99 million 2.28 $14.44 million $1.23 23.84

CTS has higher revenue and earnings than Nano Dimension.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Nano Dimension and CTS, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nano Dimension 0 0 1 0 3.00
CTS 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Nano Dimension has a beta of 2.79, suggesting that its share price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CTS has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.


CTS beats Nano Dimension on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nano Dimension

Nano Dimension Ltd is an Israel-based holding company active in the high technology sector. The Company has a full holding in Nano Dimension Technologies, a company that develops three dimensional (3D) printers for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), that is electronic circuits, and nano-technology inks. The inks are conductive nano-silver particle inks and insulating nano-polymer inks. Nano Dimension Technologies’ PCB Jet printer system is an inkjet deposition tool for printing multi-layer circuit boards at home or office. Nano Dimension Technologies uses hardware, software, print-head management and nano-chemistry for Research and Development (R&D), prototyping and custom manufacturing projects.

About CTS

CTS Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells a range of sensors, electronic components, and actuators primarily to original equipment manufacturers for the aerospace, defense, communications, industrial, information technology, medical, and transportation markets. The company offers sensors and actuators used in passenger or consumer vehicles; electronic components used in communications infrastructure, information technology and other high-speed applications, switches, and potentiometers supplied to various markets; and fabricated piezoelectric materials and substrates used primarily in medical, industrial, defense and aerospace, and information technology markets. It markets its products through its sales engineers, independent manufacturers' representatives, and distributors in China, Denmark, Germany, India, Japan, Scotland, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States, the Czech Republic, and internationally. The company was founded in 1896 and is based in Lisle, Illinois.

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