Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ: ULBI) and Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ultralife Corporation and Energizer Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ultralife Corporation $83.66 million 1.28 $7.74 million $0.32 21.56
Energizer Holdings $1.71 billion 1.71 $348.90 million $3.00 15.80

Energizer Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Ultralife Corporation. Energizer Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ultralife Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Energizer Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Ultralife Corporation does not pay a dividend. Energizer Holdings pays out 36.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Ultralife Corporation and Energizer Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultralife Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Energizer Holdings 0 2 4 0 2.67

Energizer Holdings has a consensus target price of $56.83, indicating a potential upside of 19.90%. Given Energizer Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Energizer Holdings is more favorable than Ultralife Corporation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.8% of Ultralife Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Energizer Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 38.1% of Ultralife Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Energizer Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Ultralife Corporation has a beta of -0.15, indicating that its stock price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energizer Holdings has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ultralife Corporation and Energizer Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultralife Corporation 5.82% 7.19% 5.74%
Energizer Holdings 11.00% 1,405.85% 10.70%

Summary

Energizer Holdings beats Ultralife Corporation on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ultralife Corporation

Ultralife Corporation offers products and services ranging from power solutions to communications and electronics systems. The Company designs and manufactures power and communications systems, including rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, charging systems, communications and electronics systems and accessories, and custom engineered systems. The Company’s segments include Battery & Energy Products, Communications Systems and Corporate. The Battery & Energy Products segment includes lithium 9-volt, cylindrical, thin cell and other non-rechargeable batteries, in addition to rechargeable batteries, uninterruptable power supplies, charging systems and accessories. The Communications Systems segment includes radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, power supplies, cable and connector assemblies, amplified speakers, equipment mounts, case equipment, man-portable systems, integrated communication systems for fixed or vehicle applications, and communications and electronics systems design.

About Energizer Holdings

Energizer Holdings, Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products. The Company is a designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products. It operates through four geographic segments: North America, which consists of the United States and Canada; Latin America, which includes its markets in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, which consists of its markets in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Company offers batteries using lithium, alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel metal hydride, zinc air and silver oxide constructions. These products are sold under the Energizer and Eveready brands in the performance, premium and price segments and include primary, rechargeable, specialty and hearing aid products. It manufactures, distributes and markets lighting products, including headlights, lanterns, kid’s lights and area lights.

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