Head to Head Contrast: Ascent Solar Technologies (OTCMKTS:ASTI) vs. SuperCom (OTCMKTS:SPCB)

Ascent Solar Technologies (OTCMKTS:ASTI) and SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Ascent Solar Technologies and SuperCom, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ascent Solar Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
SuperCom 0 1 0 0 2.00

SuperCom has a consensus target price of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 42.86%. Given SuperCom’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SuperCom is more favorable than Ascent Solar Technologies.


This table compares Ascent Solar Technologies and SuperCom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ascent Solar Technologies -1,062.85% N/A -166.14%
SuperCom N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.7% of SuperCom shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Ascent Solar Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Ascent Solar Technologies has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SuperCom has a beta of -0.02, suggesting that its stock price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ascent Solar Technologies and SuperCom’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ascent Solar Technologies $860,000.00 0.49 -$16.04 million N/A N/A
SuperCom $21.88 million 1.22 -$15.74 million N/A N/A

SuperCom has higher revenue and earnings than Ascent Solar Technologies.


SuperCom beats Ascent Solar Technologies on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ascent Solar Technologies

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures photovoltaic integrated consumer electronics and portable power applications for commercial and military users. The company provides outdoor solar chargers, such as the XD-12 and the XD-48; high-voltage SuperLight thin-film CIGS PV blankets; and solar modules. The company sells products through its e-commerce Website, online retailers, direct to retailers, and indirectly to retailers through distributors. Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado.

About SuperCom

SuperCom Ltd. provides digital identity, Internet of Things and connectivity, and cyber security products and solutions to governments, and private and public organizations worldwide. The company offers MAGNA, a common platform for ID registries, e-passports, biometric visas, automated fingerprint identification systems, digitized driver's licenses, and electronic voter registration and election management. Its PureRF suite is a solution based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag technology to identify, locate, track, monitor, count, and protect people and objects. The company's PureRF suite comprises PureRF tags, hands-free long-range RFID asset and Vehicle tags, PureRF readers, PureRF activators, and PureRF initializers. It also provides house arrest monitoring systems, PureTag RF bracelets, PureCom RF base stations, GPS offender tracking systems, PureTrack smartphone device, PureBeacon, PureMonitor offender electronic monitoring software, inmate monitoring systems, DoorGuard tracking station, and personnel tags. In addition, the company offers domestic violence victim protection systems; SuperPay, a mobile payment hybrid suite; and PowaPOS, an integrated design incorporating retail peripherals. Further, it provides Safend's Encryption Suite that protects the organization's sensitive data; and designs solutions for carrier wi-fi, enterprise connectivity, smart city, smart hospitality, connected campuses, and connected events. The company serves healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation industries. SuperCom Ltd. sells its systems and products through local representatives, subsidiaries, and distribution channels, as well as independent representatives and resellers. The company was formerly known as Vuance Ltd. and changed its name to SuperCom Ltd. in January 2013. SuperCom Ltd. was founded in 1988 and is based in Herzliya, Israel.

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