COMARCO (OTCMKTS:CMRO) and Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ:SCON) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This table compares COMARCO and Superconductor Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
5.6% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of COMARCO shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
COMARCO has a beta of 1.84, suggesting that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superconductor Technologies has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for COMARCO and Superconductor Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Superconductor Technologies has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,306.25%. Given Superconductor Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Superconductor Technologies is more favorable than COMARCO.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares COMARCO and Superconductor Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Superconductor Technologies||$1.56 million||2.26||-$8.13 million||($4.03)||-0.16|
COMARCO has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Superconductor Technologies.
COMARCO beats Superconductor Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Comarco, Inc. focuses on the monetization of its patent portfolio. The company intends to expand, protect, and monetize its patent portfolio through potential sale or licensing. Comarco, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Laguna Niguel, California.
About Superconductor Technologies
Superconductor Technologies Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and commercializes high temperature superconductor materials and related technologies in the United States. It is involved in developing Conductus superconducting wire for power applications. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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